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   


Fall 2016

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. 

Online Resume Review - Undergraduate & Alumni Hour 

Fri, 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. Register. 

Online Resume Review - Graduate & Alumni Hour

Fri, 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. Register.

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, alumni mentors and attendees. Registration coming soon. 

Hien (HT) Tran, CEO and President, Anvil Builders Inc.
Michael Truong, President and Cofounder, Cloudescent
More panelists to be announced soon...

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! 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, alumni mentors, and attendees. Registration coming soon.   

Rene Siegel, President and Founder, High Tech Connect
Alumni mentors to be announced soon...

Online LinkedIn Profile 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! Register. 

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! Alumni who will share networking tips and advice to prepare for professional life. Following the panel presentation, network with panelists, alumni mentors, and attendees. 

Hunter Elkins, Owner, Elkins Retail Advertising, Inc.
More panelists to be announced soon...

Online Networking Hours

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 during these 8-minute, text-based speed-networking chat sessions. 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
  • Education, Nonprofit, Social Services, Public Policy, Law, Government
  • Wildcard - Don’t see your industry cluster? Join the “Wildcard” booth to meet alumni from different industries! 

Wednesday, September 14, 12-1 p.m. PT Register. 

Thursday, October 20, 12-1 p.m. PT Register. 

Thursday, November 17, 12-1 p.m. PT Register. 

Wednesday, December 7, 12-1 p.m. PT Register. 


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

Back to College Night in Washington D.C.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Rayburn House Office Building

This event is for alumni of any California college or university. Back to College Night is a great time to network with your fellow CSU alumni and others who graduated from institutions in California. The event is often well-attended by members of the California Congressional Delegation and their staff.

Location: Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria, Capitol Hill, 45 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC (map)

Cost: Free but pre-registration required; sponsored by the California State Society

CSU Mega Mixer in Orange County

Monday, November 7
6-9 p.m. 
Twenty Eight Restaurant and Lounge

These California mixers bring together alumni from multiple CSU campuses for an evening of power networking and socializing. Your alumni network isn't just from your campus--it's from the entire CSU system!

Registration is $15 and will be available shortly.

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.