The Ship Experience is More Than Four Years


Once a Raider, always a Raider. That's the spirit of the Shippensburg University Alumni Association. 

Today, the SU Alumni Association network encompasses more than 65,000 alumni. Because they know the university best, alumni are a vital part of the campus community and serve an important role in Shippensburg's continued success.

Career Corner 

Networking is the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center’s focus for 2019. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics states that more than 70 percent of positions are filled by people known to the employer through networking avenues. 

Career services professionals should ask, “If we know this statistic, and we talk to our students about networking, why are we not providing our students high-impact but lower risk opportunities to network?”

The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center embraces this and expands ways to connect students to alumni and employers through networking opportunities. The goal is for all students to understand the value of networking and to have meaningful career networks when they graduate. 

We need your help! Alumni and employers, let us know how you can contribute to these networking opportunities for students. You can impact our students’ careers and potentially find your next employee. Opportunities include Raiders Connect 365 Career Mentoring Program, ShipConnects in Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, one-day job shadowing opportunities, career fairs, Mock Interview Madness, Resume Rehab, Career CUB Takeover, Competitive Edge, and Pathways to Success career conference. 

Reach out to, and let us know how you want to be involved!

Did You Know? 

The Alumni Relations Office can accommodate alumni webinars using Zoom, a video conferencing platform. 

Brenda K. Reynolds ’83 hosted a successful webinar about navigating change, which highlighted her expertise in organizational development. John Nickey ’09 of Riverview Bank reviewed a personal finance roadmap for young alumni using Zoom. The possibilities are endless.

Do you work in mental health and love a relaxation technique you want to showcase? Run a blog and have some great DIY décor ideas for the season? Employed in HR and have an amazing new training program to share? If you have a particular skill, trade, or topic of expertise that would be of benefit to the Ship community, we want to hear from you. Send your contact information and details to to discuss with our alumni events coordinator. Note: not all webinars will be selected.