An excellent way to learn more about a profession, company, or industry is to get in contact with alumni. Think about the clubs and activities you participated in and all the friends you made during your time at APU. Most likely, some of your senior classmates entered your target company or industry, and it would be worth your time to seek them out and network. If you do not know anyone, utilize the APU alumni network to your advantage.
In getting connected, you can receive advice and firsthand insight that cannot be found in any pamphlet or given during information sessions. It is also an opportunity to receive advice on job hunting, business manners, etc. You can learn much from getting in touch with alumni so make good use of these opportunities to build your career.
Refer to the "Contacting Alumni" section in the Job Hunting Handbook for tips and advice on getting in contact such as booking appointments, writing thank-you letters, etc.
How to Search for Alumni
- Friends and family
- Upper classmen in your seminar classes, club or circle
- APU professors and/or faculty
- Contacting companies directly
- APU Alumni Association's "Alumni Database" and using the "Member Search" function
APU Alumni Association's 'Alumni Database'
You can search for alumni by using the "Member Search" function on the APU Alumni Association's "Alumni Database" website. However, in order to utilize the database, you first need to register your account. Therefore, please follow the instructions and register before you start searching for alumni.
APU Alumni Association
NB: external link