Future Alumni Week
Calling all 2023 graduates, current USC students and recent USC graduates: let us celebrate you during Future Alumni Week, March 20 – 24, 2023, as we welcome you into the USC Alumni family! The USC Alumni Association has a week’s worth of events ranging from graduation prep to social activities to wellness and personal development. Space is limited on many of the events, so please make sure to RSVP soon. Future Alumni events are open to all 2023 graduates, including undergraduate seniors, graduate students and professional school students. These events are also open to current USC students and the virtual events are open to recent USC graduates as well. We can’t wait to celebrate you!
Monday, March 20
Community Beyond Carolina
Hosted by the Young Alumni Council
Each day of Future Alumni Week is filled with information to aid in a seamless student to alumni transition, and we’re kicking it off with a conversation with our Young Alumni Council! Join us to learn how fellow Gamecocks have found community after leaving campus. They’ll discuss starting as a young professional, making friends, finding hobbies and getting involved with their new communities. Join us Monday, March 20 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Zoom. Attendees must register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.
Paint n’ Sip
We’re continuing the first day of Future Alumni Week with a paint night! Join us Monday, March 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Pastides Alumni Center. Choose from several USC-themed designs to paint with instruction or at your own pace and sip on a treat from our lemonade bar!
Tuesday, March 21
This event is all about mindfulness and healthy living! Join us Tuesday, March 21 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Pastides Alumni Center. Instructor Alisa Liggett will lead a practice followed by coffee and pastries. Please remember to bring water and a yoga mat with you.
Headshots on the Horseshoe
Get a new headshot taken to set you on the right foot as you enter the workforce! Join us from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on the Horseshoe to have professional headshots taken by a university photographer. Registration is required, but photos are taken on a first come, first served basis and will be emailed to you once they are available.
Students should meet the photographer/staff by the steps of McKissick. In case of inclement weather, headshots will be taken with professional lighting and equipment in Russell House University Union.
Wednesday, March 22
Salary Negotiation and Maximize Your Money
Entering the workforce or looking for a new job? Join us for a Zoom webinar on salary negotiation led by the Career Center to arm yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to negotiate salaries and benefits for a new job.
This webinar will also feature Stacey Adams, Financial Education Manager, from Founders FCU. She will provide helpful information on budgeting and investing so you can start your new career on solid financial ground.
*This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom webinar. Links and call-in information will be distributed via email upon registration.
Thursday, March 23
Future Alumni Happy Hour
We’re closing Future Alumni Week with an Alumni Association favorite: happy hour! Join us Thursday, March 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the Pastides Alumni Center Patio for a happy hour with Alumni Association staff and members of our regional clubs and affinity councils. Registration is free and includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Additional beverages can be purchased (beer and wine only). Remember to bring your ID.
This event is exclusively for May 2023 graduates and alumni of the university. We cannot wait to officially celebrate you and welcome you to the alumni family!
Please visit the event-specific page (linked above) to RSVP for each event.