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Ways to Engage

Ways to Engage

Our alumni and friends make the LBJ School what it is—a dynamic, engaging place to learn and make connections for life. You can stay connected to the school through these existing opportunities, or contact Alumni Relations with your own ideas.

Alumni Ambassadors Program

The Alumni Ambassadors program encompasses all the ways that alumni can regularly engage with the school. Many of these may already be familiar to you from your days as a student or when you may have previously volunteered. If you are interested in volunteering, email Alumni Relations.

Admissions and Recruitment

Respond to incoming admitted students’ inquiries about school, coursework, living in Austin, career advice or any number of questions they may have. Your contact info, a brief bio and a photo will be made available to incoming students. 

Alumni Q&A

Return to the LBJ School for an informal conversation with current students. Email Alumni Affairs to let us know you’re available.

Career Contacts

Let current students know you are available by email to chat about your work or employer by clicking “yes” to being a Career Contact on your Alumnifire record.

Policy Dinners

Host 4–12 students and/or alumni for a casual dinner, inviting discussion related to a policy, employment sector or other interest. Once you sign up, you may be contacted during the school year to inquire about your availability to host. Email Alumni Affairs for more information.

Policy Network Panels

Serve on a panel of three to five alumni with diverse careers within a particular policy field—government entities, advocacy firms, nonprofits, etc. Share about your experience in the policy field, and answer questions with the goal of educating others about the ins and outs of working professionally within your industry. Network with other alums and students.  

Join an Alumni Board Committee

The Alumni Board works via several committees to help support the LBJ School mission. Learn about the Alumni Board Committees and how to sign up.

Reunion Planning

The LBJ School welcomes reuniting classes to visit the school and can provide communications and some logistical support for your reunion. It’s never too soon to begin planning. Email Alumni Affairs to get started, or view the LBJ School Reunion Planning Toolkit.