Attracting and holding the interest of young alumni, those ten or fewer years since graduation, has become increasingly important and challenging, as clubs seek a smooth transition to younger leadership. Mixers and house parties, networking, hiking and biking trips, community service programs, overnight trips, class mini-‐reunions, or even youth-‐oriented seminar topics and speakers are examples of how a club might reach out to the more recent classes.
Young Alumni Committee
A Young Alumni Chair, with fresh ideas and boundless enthusiasm, is a smart addition to the executive committee and board of directors of every club, if only to convey to all younger alumni that their interests are being recognized and their contributions welcomed. The Young Alumni Chair will recruit and enlist committee members, helpers and event committees, bringing in ever more numbers of young alums. An important activity to many young alumni is enrollment and admissions work, since their knowledge about the current Notre Dame is freshest and it is usually much easier for applicants to speak with young alumni. The Young Alumni Chair and NDAA Young Alumni representatives should work together to bring young alumni to the club through admissions and welcoming new graduates to the area.
Today, many believe that business ethics is an oxymoron. Following the spirit of the famous line, “an ambassador is an honest man lying abroad for the good of his country,” some business leaders conduct their operations as if the bottom line is the only concern. Is it possible to do well while doing good? Discussing many examples such as 3M, Sumitomo, and Novartis, the lecture discusses how it is possible to outline a way for a business manager to exhibit superior performance in business and yet be a model of virtue and ethical values.