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Create active and authentic connections

Career Meetup Day is two days away. It’s one of the most beneficial virtual networking events all year — and best of all, it’s only the starting point for the countless supportive connections you’ll make.



Prepare for the best possible experience before, during and after Career Meetup Day with two fast and simple steps.

  1. Set up your OSU Connections profile. After the meetup, reconnect and follow up on important conversations using the OSU social and professional networking site.
  2. Brush up on networking tips. Watch a short video with career and networking advice from alumni.


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Changemakers explore authenticity and leadership | April 21 & May 31

From the Higher Education Coordinating Committee to the White House, explore the joys and challenges of public service with upcoming Changemakers webcast speakers Rebecca Arce, MPP ’14, and Tonga Hopoi, ’12, and hear about the community-building that helps them stay resilient and whole in the process.


Earth Day: Alumni shaping climate solutions | April 20

Three OSU alumni share hopeful perspectives on the intertwined arcs of climate and social justice and how research, advocacy and storytelling can move our world past climate despair and toward results.



Let’s build excellence on Dam Proud Day | April 27

Excellence: It’s a quality that seems to come naturally to OSU students, faculty and alumni. But really it’s developed through lifelong learning, practice and robust community support. Help build a strong foundation for excellence by supporting the OSU Alumni Association Excellence Fund on Dam Proud Day.



Celebrating LGBTQ+ past, present and future at OSU | May 6 & 7

Honor history-making events within Oregon State’s LGBTQ+ community, including the OSU Pride Center’s 20th anniversary and the first in-person gathering hosted by the OSU Rainbow Connect Alumni Network.

More events (online unless otherwise noted)

Provost’s Lecture | Lit: Alcoholism, Recover and the Art of Memoir | April 13
Spend an evening with Mary Karr, award-winning poet and New York Times best-selling memoirist (“The Liars’ Club,” “Cherry” and “Lit”) as she shares her experiences with wit, irreverence, joy and sorrow.

Farm 2 Fork: The Future of Hemp Utilization and Its Role in the Food Industry | April 15
Explore the potential uses of hempseed as a food ingredient and uniquely valuable nutritional supplement with OSU Department of Food Science and Technology.

Travel Talk - Mekong River Cruise Tour Preview with Mayflower | April 19
Preview a February 2023 Mekong River Cruise tour hosted by OSUAA Alumni Group Travel with OSUAA’s Kate Sanders and proud OSU parent Sandy Doss from Mayflower Cruises and Tours.

Things I Wish I Knew | April 19 & May 3
Alumni panels explore career topics related to identity in the workplace, including: The U.S. job search process for international students (April 19) and being openly LGBTQ+ in the workforce (May 3).

Winning in Life | April 28 & May 19
Discover tips for workplace leadership and success, exploring hybrid work culture (April 28) and four new work shifts sparked by The Great Resignation (May 19).

In Memoriam | April 28
Online/In person
Join fellow Oregon Staters in person or online to remember those OSU community members who passed away in the last year.

OSU Days of Service | May 11 - 21
Online/In person
Engage in inspiring service projects that give back to your community and connect you with motivated Beaver volunteers nearby and around the world.


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Three cheers for Beaver family bonding!

Mingle and connect with fellow Beaver families while you learn more about how to support your student and be involved at the university. Join a festive and informative OSU Parent and Family Social on April 29 with VIP access to Reser Stadium’s Toyota Club.


Want to stay engaged throughout your student’s journey? Sign up to participate in the OSU Parent and Family Leadership Council.

Send a thank you letter following OSU’s successful legislative session

Thanks in part to Beavers like you participating in the Advocacy Challenge (where we tied the University of Oregon), OSU had a very successful 2022 legislative session. Your advocacy secured funding for campus construction projects, student success programs and the OSU-Cascades Innovation District.

Do you have a moment to show your appreciation to your legislators? A thank you note from you could help set us up for success in the next session as well.



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National Flight Instructor of the Year

Educator Amy Hoover, ’87, Ph.D. ’15, builds students’ confidence and helps them take flight — literally. With more than 30 years of piloting experience under her belt, she was named the 2022 National Certified Flight Instructor of the Year.



A laser-focused leader in lidar

The Geo Week Awards presented its 2022 Outstanding University Achievement in Lidar — light detection and ranging — award to College of Engineering Assistant Professor (Senior Research) Ezra Che, Ph.D. ’18.



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» Once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters and conservation meet in the upcoming 2023 Gorilla Trek tour hosted by OSUAA Alumni Group Travel. Watch a Travel Talk and learn about the opportunity.


» How do your clothes fit into the complex web of fashion, textile resource consumption and sustainability? Listen to the OSU Design Network’s Industry Talk: Reflecting Values in Sustainable Fashion Supply Chains.


» Know your worth and communicate it too. Alumni and hiring professionals share tips for salary negotiations and communicating effectively with employers in a recent Winning in Life webcast.


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The beginner’s guide to gardening

Plant, sprout and harvest tasty produce and eye-catching flowers with the family — it’s easy and fun with OSU Food Hero’s gardening tip sheets and food-inspired coloring pages.


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