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UMGC Alumni AssociationNine More Reasons to Love Your Alma Mater

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and we want to give you more reasons to love your alma mater. From special discounts and exclusive alumni events, to continued learning opportunities and support at any stage of your career, your UMGC Alumni Association has something for you. Continue below to learn what alumni benefits are available to you.

  1. For the Professional
    Our commitment to your success doesn't stop at graduation, which is why UMGC’s career resources are available to alumni for life! Career resources can all be accessed through CareerQuest, UMGC’s one-stop shop for all things career related. These resources include an online job board with job and internship postings, a variety of career tools to assist with your professional development and job search, access to career advisors, and the UMGC Community Connect Program - where you can connect with an alumni mentor or you can act as a mentor to a fellow alumnus(a) or current student. Visit to start using these great tools!

  2. For the Entrepreneur
    Are you a small business owner? The UMGC Business Directory makes it simple to connect with your greater UMGC community. List your business today! Not a business owner? You can still support UMGC community owned businesses by visiting the directory today. You may even find a special discount for UMGC alumni and students!

  3. For the Saver
    Did you know you have several ways to save money as a UMGC alum? You may qualify for a special discount on Farmers Insurance. Plus, you can also save up to 50 percent off top brands, retailers, restaurants, and more through the UMGC Discount Program. Learn more about these types of benefits and more here.

  4. For the Community Engaged
    Do you want to give back to UMGC by volunteering, but you are not sure how? UMGC’s My Volunteer Program (MVP) provides alumni six ways to give back. Becoming an MVP allows you to volunteer with your alma mater in a personal, meaningful way. Get involved with your UMGC alumni community by joining the My Volunteer Program today.

  5. For the Bookworm
    If you love to curl up with a good book and you’re also looking for a fun way to connect with your UMGC community, then the Virtual Book Club is for you! When you join the book club, you’ll connect with fellow alumni through a love of reading, lifelong learning, novels, and other books. Join today to read the current book, The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel and to vote for future selections.

  6. For the Social Butterfly
    Your UMGC Alumni Association hosts several alumni events throughout the year. These in-person and online gatherings provide professional and social networking opportunities to connect with your alumni community. Examples of events held throughout the year include alumni mixers, online networking sessions, and an annual global Homecoming celebration. Check out a list of upcoming alumni events and register today.

  7. For the Networker
    You are part of a global community that’s 275,000 strong, and your UMGC Alumni Association network wants to make it easy for alumni to connect with one another. Join the UMGC Alumni LinkedIn Group today to network and participate in industry conversations while connecting with alumni in your field.

  8. For the Lifelong Learner
    You may have finished earning your UMGC degree, but your Alumni Association knows how much our alumni enjoy learning and diversifying their skills. Continue learning through available programs like Springboard, which offers software engineering, cybersecurity and data analytics bootcamps, and edX—a non-profit learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT that offers MicroMaster programs.

  9. For UMGC’s Biggest Fan
    You might already have some UMGC gear, but now that you are officially a UMGC alumnus(a), you could use some UMGC alumni swag! If you are interested in purchasing some new gear, visit UMGC’s online gear store. Check out using the code ALUMNI and receive 10% off your next purchase. Want to show off your UMGC pride everywhere you go? Apply for the University of Maryland Global Campus license plate today!

As a member of the UMGC alumni family, you are a part of a diverse, global community. No matter where you are in the world, your UMGC alumni community is here to support you. If you have any questions about your alumni resources, please contact your UMGC Alumni Relations Office at 301-986-7140 or Always remember to visit and stay connected to your alma mater.

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