Parent Leadership Gift Council

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Contact

Grace Pyka

Senior Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Phone

512.863.1486

Grace Pyka

Senior Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Student Recruitment:

Refer a prospective student that you know.

Engage a prospective student or family by:

  • sharing your own Southwestern Experience
  • sharing a link to our website, or
  • sharing the university’s admission materials.

Purchase a copy of the book, Colleges that Change Lives and give it to a prospective student or parent

Join the SURV Program and volunteer to:

  • write a note to a prospective student or parent
  • represent Southwestern at a college fair in your area

Be a guest speaker at:

  • Career Services events (on campus or regional events)
  • A class on campus or participate in a panel discussion hosted by an academic department

Partner with the Center for Career and Professional Development:

  • Serve as a presenter, panelist or mentor at various events such as Career Connections BBQ, Careers in… , or Senior Surge
  • Sponsor an internship
  • Allow a student to shadow you at work through the Experience Externships! Program
  • Mentor a student – offer to be a networking contact for students and recent graduates

Volunteer on campus with University Relations

  • Welcome new families at Parent Orientation
  • Volunteer to work at Homecoming
  • Join The Association of Alumni and Friends group on LinkedIn!

 

For more information on how you can participate in any of these volunteer activities, please contact: 

Grace Pyka, Senior Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
parents@southwestern.edu
800.960.6363