You have a lot of power - the power to change a life. Your gift transforms the lives of students by allowing them the chance to study at BVU, reach their academic potential and ultimately fulfill their dreams. Buena Vista offers several rewarding opportunities for members of the BVU community - friends, alumni - to make this extraordinary difference.
Assist in planning a reunion
Continue to show school spirit by arranging a reunion with area alumni. Share experiences, network, socialize and re-live your BVU experience with those who shared or followed in your footsteps.
Attend and promote regional receptions and Homecoming
Attend athletic events and/or arrange receptions for special BVU occasions.
Share expertise with students at the Career Symposium
The Career Symposium is a chance for BVU students to benefit from the expertise and experience of alumni. Join other Buena Vista alumni to network with students and talk about your work, lifestyle, and career paths from BVU to the present.
Refer a student
Know a student that could benefit from a BVU education? Let us know! This can be a brother, sister, nephew, niece, grandchild, neighbor, friend, or child of a co-worker, just to name a few. Refer a student to BVU
Serve as a mentor
BVU prides itself on expert, personalized mentoring. Help us continue that tradition. Your experience and insight are valuable resources to students thinking about pursuing careers in your field. Help them get ahead by sharing advice, answering questions and lending an ear. Mentor a student
Facilitate a student internship
Do you have openings for quality interns, know someone that does or are thinking about starting an internship program? Internships are essential in today's job market. Internships provide opportunities to experiment and pursue careers that mirror a student's passion. Internships help develop strong teamwork skills balanced with the exercise of individual responsibility, the chance to develop industry-specific abilities while enjoying the advantages of a liberal arts education. Internships also increase the likelihood of building professional networking contacts and mentoring relationships. They help students become viable, experienced job applicants when seeking employment after graduation. In fact, many employers consider internship experience in the hiring process, and often look to their own interns as the best potential candidates for full-time positions. Internships at BVU
Hire a BVU grad
One of the most powerful and rewarding ways to give by hiring a BVU graduate. One of the benefits of your familiarity with BVU is knowing the type of graduate you'll be getting: competent, prepared and ready to hit the ground running.
Nominate an alum
Do you know an BVU alum who shares your passion? Nominate him or her for an alumni association award or for alumni board membership. Nominate an alum
Our gift planners can work with you and your financial advisor to structure a gift that benefits you while you support BVU's mission. Read more...
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