October 22, 2012
New program launched for young alumni
Harding University has launched Generation HU, a new program that specifically aims to keep graduates of the last 10 years connected to the University.
Generation HU is based on three platforms of networking, serving, and giving — each one furnishing alumni opportunities to continue a relationship with the University. The program supplies several networking services to young alumni that include providing job search support, offering resume consultation, creating professional connections, and finding alumni a place both socially and professionally in a new area.
“When students graduate from Harding, they become part of a very large network,” said Dr. Mike Williams, vice president of University Advancement. “Our goal with Generation HU is to engage young alumni in a meaningful and beneficial way. We want to provide great pathways for them professionally. They can provide the University with tremendous counsel to help us stay relevant in the marketplace. By giving their time, talent and financial resources, they make a tremendous impact on the next generation of Harding graduates.”
As a part of serving, Generation HU will host Bisons for Christ Nationwide, an extension of the University’s annual day of service in the spring. This event will facilitate service projects led by University alumni across the country. In addition to giving money, Generation HU also encourages alumni to visit campus, interact with students, and share professional experiences in classes.
“We want young alumni to see Harding as a resource for job help, a place that holds a lot of memories, and a university that is still working to help them after graduation,” said Jordan Smith, young alumni associate. “In order to give future students the same quality Harding experience many of us had, young alumni are going to be called to make an impact by supporting their alma mater and being a part of Generation HU.”
For more information, contact Smith at 501-279-4860 or visit www.harding.edu/generationhu.