Ways to Volunteer

Your Time Matters

Kellogg offers a variety of ways to get involved, so you can choose the opportunities that matter most to you.

Learn more about each of our volunteer categories below and indicate an opportunity that you’d like to explore by filling out an intake form.

A member of our Alumni Relations team will review your interests and work to match you with the corresponding department at Kellogg. We’ll then contact you if there is availability for a volunteer within the department at that time, or if there’s another opportunity available that we think might interest you.

Alumni Community Building

Become active in your local club: All U.S. regional and international alumni clubs are led and supported by Kellogg alumni who want to enhance their group’s effectiveness in a particular geography.

Join a Kellogg affinity network: Affinity networks are led and supported by Kellogg alumni who gather in support of a specific interest area.

Participate in peer mentorship: Participating in a mentorship program has been proven to enhance both professional outcomes and personal connectedness. Through the Northwestern Network Mentoring Program, registered participants can opt to be a mentor, mentee or both. If you would like to explore the mentoring program, you can find more information about mentoring here.

Become a class representative: Class reps serve as key contacts for their class between Reunion years. This may include a broad range of potential responsibilities such as social media champion, class note collector or special event coordinator.

Student Engagement

Mentor a student: Through the Northwestern Network Mentoring Program, registered participants can opt to be a mentor, mentee or both. The platform allows Kellogg alumni to find students from Kellogg or the broader Northwestern community in the search for an appropriate match. If you would like to explore the mentoring program, you can find more information about mentoring here.

Partner with the Leadership Journey: For this co-curricular program, alumni support individuals or small groups of students in their leadership development coursework during the school year.

Become a Kellogg alumni innovator: The Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI) invites alumni active in entrepreneurship and innovation to become involved with events and programming that support students pursuing these endeavors. Find more information about the initiative and take further steps to participate by signing up for the mailing list.

Get involved in social impact: Kellogg has a long history of educating leaders who leverage the power of markets to create lasting social value. We invite Kellogg alumni to support and help students and fellow alumni as they seek to create social impact. More details about social impact can be found here.

Hire a student: Kellogg’s Career Management Center (CMC) partners with alumni to support an effective experience of hiring Kellogg students for internships or post-graduate positions. Access CMC resources here.

Become a student trek partner: Students lead visits to companies around the U.S. and across the globe to learn firsthand about certain industries, business models and economies and begin building relationships. Alumni can offer to partner with students and provide access to their organizations.

Admissions Support

Refer a prospective student: If you know someone who would be a great candidate for Kellogg, please complete this form to inform Kellogg of the prospective student and allow us to follow up directly.

Donate a space: Kellogg admissions organizes special events in several locations around the world. Many of these events are made possible by alumni who have graciously offered spaces to host them.

Reunion Activities

Join your Reunion 2020 committee: In partnership with Kellogg Alumni Relations liaisons, Reunion committee members are responsible for encouraging alumni attendance by building general anticipation and excitement throughout the year leading up to Reunion weekend. A successful class reunion is the result of an enthusiastic and engaged planning committee focused on outreach and class-specific communications and programming.

In addition to the fundamental task of outreach, alumni within a committee can take on the following roles:

  • Chair or co-chairs: One or two classmates who agree to lead the alumni committee through the planning and organizing process from September of the prior year through Reunion.
  • Social media ambassador: Those alumni on the committee who want to deploy social media channels to connect with classmates and energize the group around Reunion.
  • General committee member: Classmates who conduct outreach to encourage the return to campus for Reunion and organize special class-based events that are appropriate for their cohort.
If you are in a Reunion year, join your 2020 class committee.

Corporate Partnerships

Kellogg maximizes its impact by teaming up with companies and organizations from a broad range of industries and sectors. Companies and groups interested in partnering with Kellogg, seeking project support or recruiting students or alumni to board or career roles, have a number of ways to get involved.

Explore these opportunities, and visit Kellogg Corporate Partnerships to learn more.



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