Upcoming Events Calendar

Upcoming Events and Activities

Connect with fellow Spartans throughout the year and share Spartan Pride! Our events offer the opportunity to meet up with friends, make new ones, build your skills, and successfully network. Have an event suggestion? Or, an idea for a gathering? Email us at alumni@sjsu.edu  

Summer 2016

Online Networking Hours

Does the idea of networking make you nervous? Online networking is an easy, worry-free way to meet fellow alumni and build connections! Grow your professional network, share your experiences, and exchange career tips at our Online Networking Hours happening July 14 & August 16. These 8-minute, text-based speed-networking chat sessions allow you to connect with alumni from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. 

Chat booths include: 

  • Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Services
  • Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics
  • Engineering, Information Technology
  • Marketing, Media, Communications, Arts
  • Nonprofit, Social Services, Public Policy, Law, Government
  • Wildcard - Don’t see your industry cluster? Join the “Wildcard” booth to meet alumni from different industries!

Industry Online Networking Hour
Tuesday, August 16
12-1 p.m. PT 
Register now.  

SJSU Engineering Alumni Happy Hour

Thursday, July 21
6-8 p.m.
Old Wagon Saloon & Grill
73 N. San Pedro St., Downtown San José
$10 in advance | $15 at the door

Join your fellow SJSU College of Engineering alumni at this summer alumni happy hour! It’s a great chance to re-connect with former classmates and network with College of Engineering alumni. Tickets include 1 drink and appetizers.

RSVP today!

This event is independently organized by the Engineering Alumni Engagement Committee of the SJSU Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. Please contact engineering-comm@sjsu.edu for any questions and additional information.


Fall 2016

Save the date and start making plans for these special events!

Pregame Rallies

Before away football games, the Alumni Association hosts a tailgate complete with food, beverages and games. This is an excellent opportunity for Spartans to mingle with friends and rally together before heading to the game to cheer on the team! Save the date for the following pregame rallies:

  • Tulsa (September 3)
  • Iowa State (September 23)
  • New Mexico (October 1)
  • San Diego State (October 21)
  • Boise State (November 4)

Stay tuned for full event details and registration.

Spartan Success Series

The Spartan Success Series is a student-alumni engagement program featuring an array of career development events providing Spartans the opportunity to network with alumni experts. Through offering a combination of on-campus and virtual workshops, panels, and resume/LinkedIn review sessions, participants learn to sharpen their skills, build their network, explore career pathways, and acquire a competitive edge to carry into the workforce. 



Friday, September 23
12-1 p.m. PT 

Polish your resume with real-time feedback from career professionals and alumni mentors during this one hour online session. This session is for undergraduate students and alumni. 

Online Resume Review - Graduate/Alumni Hour
Friday, September 23
1:15-2:15 p.m. PT 

Polish your resume with real-time feedback from career professionals and alumni mentors during this one hour online session. This session is for graduate students and alumni. 

Major to Career: Exploring the Journey
Tues, October 25
4:30-6 p.m. PT 
Student Union Ballroom

Explore the career paths SJSU graduates have discovered leveraging their academic and student-life experiences at SJSU. Following the panel presentation, network with panelists and attendees.

Power Skills
Wed, November 2
4:30-6 p.m. PT 
Student Union Ballroom

This interactive workshop is designed to give you the dynamic tools you need to master your career pursuits in this interactive workshop! Join us as alumna and High Tech Connect President/Founder Rene Siegel shares powerful tips to help you stand out in every interaction, market skills to employers and network successfully. Following the presentation, network with Rene and attendees.   

Online LinkedIn Review
Thurs, November 10
12-1 p.m. PT 

How does your LinkedIn profile look? Get advice and feedback from career professionals and alumni mentors on how to have a LinkedIn profile that gets noticed! 

How to Find a Mentor & Network for Career Success
Wed, November 16
4:30-6 p.m. PT 
Student Union Ballroom

Learn how to position yourself to find mentors who offer valuable guidance from alumni who will share tips to prepare for professional life and networking from first-hand experience. Following the panel presentation, network with panelists and attendees. 


SAVE THE DATE: October 3-8

Celebrate the spirit of the Spartan Community at memorable events offering opportunities to connect, create, rally and be proud! Whether in person or online, there will be festivities for all to participate.

Alumni Association Scholarship Awards Reception

Wednesday, October 19
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom

Join campus dignitaries, Alumni Association board members, and representatives of the Santa Cruz Area chapter, Santa Clara Valley Area chapter, and the San Jose Woman's Club as we honor the recipients of the 2016 Alumni Association scholarships. The evening will begin with a celebratory reception, followed by an awards program recognizing students for their reputable achievements. Register to attend

Lurie College of Education Alumni Board Scholarship & Schoolhouse Gala

Thursday, November 17
5-8 p.m.
Joseph George Wines

Join us for the Lurie College of Educaiton Alumni Board Scholarship Gala at Joseph George Wine Shop benefitting COE students and faculty.

Light appetizers will be served, fine wines poured, and a portion of purchases from the wine shop will go to support the College of Education Alumni Board's scholarship program. 


See our 2015/2016 Travel Program destinations.