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Unwrap the Joy with Your Alumni Benefits this Holiday Season

UMGC Alumni Relations
By UMGC Alumni Relations

This holiday season, your UMGC Alumni Association is eager to spread some seasonal cheer and give you more reasons to celebrate your connection with your alma mater. From career services and the Virtual Book Club to the UMGC Discount Program, UMGC Alumni Association has wrapped up a festive package of benefits just for you. Dive into the joy of the season by exploring your unique alumni perks and make your holidays even brighter. 

For the Professional 
UMGC's commitment to your success continues beyond graduation, making UMGC's career resources the perfect holiday gift. Accessible through CareerQuest, UMGC's one-stop career shop, these resources include an online job board filled with job and internship postings, career tools to guide your professional development, and the UMGC Community Connect Program—where you can connect with an alumni mentor or be a mentor to a fellow alum. Embrace the holiday spirit of growth and opportunity by visiting

For the Entrepreneur 
If you're a small business owner, the UMGC Alumni Student Business Directory is your sleigh to connect with the greater UMGC community. Add your business today! Not a business owner? Discover special discounts for UMGC alumni and students by exploring the directory and supporting community-owned businesses. 

For the Savvy Shopper 
'Tis the season to save! Enjoy exclusive discounts on Farmers Insurance and save up to 50 percent on top brands, retailers, and restaurants through the UMGC Discount Program

For the Volunteer 
Spread joy by giving back through volunteerism with UMGC's My Volunteer Program (MVP). With six different ways to make a difference, become an MVP and volunteer with your alma mater in a personal and meaningful way. Join the My Volunteer Program today. 

For the Bookworm 
If you love cozying up with a good book during the holidays, the Virtual Book Club is your winter wonderland. Join fellow alumni in a shared love of reading, lifelong learning, and engaging discussion, and get ready for the January–March selection, "Take My Hand" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

For the Social Snowman 
Your UMGC Alumni Association hosts a flurry of events throughout the year, both in-person and online. Connect with your alumni community through professional and social networking opportunities, including alumni social gatherings, online networking sessions, and an annual global Homecoming celebration. Explore upcoming events

For the Networker 
Join the UMGC Alumni LinkedIn Group to connect with your global community of 290,000 alumni. Network, engage in industry conversations, and build connections with alumni in your field. It's the perfect way to build a snowball of professional relationships! 

For the Lifelong Learner
Seize the opportunity to further your success with the Alumni Succeed Again Scholarship, offering alumni a chance to earn up to $2,000 when they start their first course in any UMGC stateside master's degree program between January 10, 2024, and February 14, 2024. Or, continue your learning journey with programs like Revature, which has self-paced, online programs to enhance your software and coding skills. You can also embrace the spirit of continuous learning with edX MicroMaster Programs that make the season bright with new knowledge. 

For UMGC's Biggest Fan 
Show off your UMGC pride this season with alumni swag! Visit UMGC's Online Gear Store and use the code ALUMNI to receive 10% off your next purchase. Want to spread the cheer everywhere you go? Apply for the University of Maryland Global Campus license plate today. 

As a cherished member of the UMGC alumni family, you are a part of a diverse, global community that spans the globe. Whether you're decking the halls in Maryland or celebrating halfway around the world, your UMGC alumni community is here to support you. If you have any questions about your alumni resources, please visit, or contact your UMGC Alumni Relations Office at 301-986-7140 or Happy holidays! 

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