Connecting with DukeEngage as an Alum
We welcome your continued input and engagement, well after your own summer as a DukeEngage participant is over. We’re always working on new opportunities for connection. Here are a few possibilities:
Join the DukeEngage Alumni LinkedIn Group
We share occasional updates about former DukeEngage participants — where are they now? — as well as articles from the world of immersive civic engagement and job postings and other opportunities that might be of interest to our alumni. Join today!
Check out the DukeEngage Alumni Affinity Group
Where can you find every Duke alumni who’s done DukeEngage? Visit the DukeEngage Alumni Affinity Group on the Duke Alumni Association website. It has announcements, upcoming events, and Class Notes on all your fellow DukeEngagers, all in one place!
Share Your Story with the Duke Development Team
To maintain its currently level of enrollment and excellence, DukeEngage relies on continued financial support from individual donors, foundations and other contributors, all of whom want to hear stories of impact from DukeEngage participants. How did the program change you or your plans? Have you incorporated lessons learned into your career or volunteer priorities? If you have a DukeEngage story to tell, we want to hear it. Please share!
Please email Hesper Linger, DukeEngage’s Development Program Director, if you’d like to share a story.
Join the Duke Reader Project to Read DukeEngage Blogs
In the summer of 2016, the Duke Reader Project extended a special invitation to former DukeEngage participants to read and comment on our students’ summer blog posts. This was the first year it had been done … and the response was overwhelming. More than 155 DukeEngage alumni joined the project, providing thoughtful feedback and support to DukeEngagers in the field. With each passing year, the pool of DukeEngage program alumni grows, as does the number of blog readers who volunteer to comment on current DukeEngage blogs. Do YOU have time to read a few blog posts each week during the summer?
Please email Cathy Stamm, DukeEngage’s Director of Communications, if you’d like to receive more information about the Duke Reader Project.
DukeEngage Alumni Working Group – A Guiding Influence
In the spring of 2017, DukeEngage reached out to a small group of program alumni who had, over the years, offered to stay involved with the program. Some are pursuing graduate degrees, others have established careers in far-flung communities around the world. Their shared experiences with DukeEngage uniquely qualify them to help guide the program in a variety of ways. Primarily, we’ll be asking them to help us identify and broadcast stories of DukeEngage’s impact on students and on communities, with a little guidance on fundraising in the mix, too.
Please email Hesper Linger, DukeEngage’s Development Program Director, if you’d like to volunteer with the Alumni Working Group.