Alumni Network

About the iSchool Alumni Network

The iSchool Alumni Network promotes and supports the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool), encourages academic and professional prominence, facilitates career development, inspires a spirit of loyalty, and fosters lasting connections that create a beneficial network of UMD iSchool graduates from all our degree programs.

Alumni Network members participate in:

  • Outreach and engagement to encourage iSchool alumni to join the Alumni Network

  • Arranging alumni networking and social events

  • Fostering professional development opportunities for alumni

  • Facilitating collaboration between the iSchool and potential community or industry partners

  • Providing or facilitating mentoring, capstone, field study, and internship opportunities for students

  • Fundraising to provide iSchool students with enhanced academic programming opportunities, scholarships, and student event sponsorships

  • Fundraising for iSchool alumni networking events, social events, and professional development grants


"Being a member of the Alumni Network has given me an opportunity to stay involved in the iSchool and to support new cohorts of students. Although we do many things as an alumni group, each time we give a scholarship to a student or sponsor a student event, I am particularly reminded of the importance of our work as Alumni Network members." ~ Tori Weaver, MIM, class of 2005

"For me, being a member of the Alumni Chapter isn't just about fundraising, it's also about being a part of a community. From social events to educational webinars, I really appreciate the opportunities that being a chapter member provides to be involved with the iSchool and other alumni." ~ Megan Fratta, MLS, class of 2016


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