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Alumni Association

Do you have your SAA shirt?

2014-15 t-shirt

Pick up your t-shirt today by dropping by the Alumni Center, located across the street from Hornet football stadium. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Please don't forget to bring your SAA card so that we can verify your active membership status.

Don't have a shirt? Join today and get yours.

Member Services

Becoming a Member

  • Join online today
  • Membership is open to all students
  • There are no GPA or attendance requirements
  • Annual student membership is $20
  • Incoming transfer student membership is $30 - lasts until you graduate
  • Incoming graduate student membership is $60 - lasts until you graduate
  • Lifetime $400 - valid for life!

Member Benefits

  • An SAA t-shirt
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Free admission to SAA events
  • Student volunteer opportunities
  • Discounts at local businesses
  • 10% discount at the Hornet Bookstore

Why You Should Join

1. Connects students with alumni and alumni with students . . . mentoring!
The Alumni Association is all about making connections and SAA can help you do just that.

2. Provides training in networking and professionals.
Whether you're a freshman looking for ways to get involved on campus or a senior looking for networking opportunities, SAA can help you!

3. Promotes community involvement through volunteerism.
Some of your most important learning will occur outside the classroom, and we encourage you to always challenge yourself to grow as a member of the Sacramento State community.

4. Celebrates the University legacy by promoting tradition.
SAA helps students build a lifelong connection with their alma mater. Campus involvement is one of the best ways to become a part of Sacramento State.  SAA can help you build deep connections that will make this university feel like home.

Programs

Fall Kick-off Barbeque - Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 - 5-7 p.m.

Get the school year started off right by attending our fall kick-off barbeque held on the President's patio at the Alumni Center! 

Hosted by the Student Alumni Association, the BBQ is a way to welcome new members and thank continuing members. 

The laid-back atmosphere lends itself to learning more about SAA and making new friends. 

Fall Kick-Off BBQ

Dinner with 12 Hornets

To learn more about Dinner with 12 Hornets, please click here.

Holiday Mocktail Party

The Mocktail Party is annual event held every fall semester.  The two-part event consists of a networking workshop followed by a mocktail party. 

At the networking workshop, members receive valuable professional advice.  Participants learn everything from how to give a proper handshake to how to make a good first impression and how to dress for job interviews.

During the mocktail party, members get to mingle with a room full of alumni, while enjoying delicious mocktails and appetizers.  The spirited evening is the perfect opportunity for members to practice their newly learned networking skills.  The event also helps members make connections and receive professional career advice. 

Holiday Mocktail Party

Mocktail Logo
 

Career Buzz

At Career Buzz, Student Alumni Association (SAA) members have a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with alumni in their major and professional field of interest. 

The format is an informal, progressive dinner. Students are seated at different alumni tables for different courses. 

It's casual, it's fun and it's a dinner built specifically to help student members develop their career aspirations. 

We encourage attendees to bring a list of prepared questions, and watch the conversation flow as alumni share their experiences about their own personal career journey. 

At our last Career Buzz, alumni from the following careers attended: 

  • Criminal Justice
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Social work
  • Biological Studies
  • Communications
  • Nursing
  • And Many More!

Career Buzz event is an opportunity for you to gain exposure and insight into your future career!

For more information please view our Frequently Asked Questions to the right.

What is Career Buzz?

Career Buzz

Career Buzz is a progressive three-course dinner, organized to help Student Alumni Association (SAA) members meet alumni in their major and professional fields of interest. 

Each table at Career Buzz is hosted by a small group of alumni representing a particular career. 

When SAA members RSVP, they are asked to choose three fields of interest.  Each member will then be assigned table numbers according to their choices.

Upon arriving at the event, SAA will provide you with your table assignment.  After each course, SAA members will rotate to their next assigned table. 

By the end of the meal, each SAA member will have learned about three different professions!

What happens if I don't get seated at my top three picks?
Don't worry!  There will be time after the event to meet and chat with alumni whose tables you didn't get to sit. 

I've already picked my major.  What is the point in meeting alumni in career fields that I have no interest?
There is great value in being exposed to alumni outside of your career aspirations.  

From meeting people and making friends to learning about life after graduation, expanding your network of connections will always benefit you!   

SAA Board of Directors

We are in the process of building our SAA Board of Directors for the 2016-17 school year. We'd love to have you get more involved! Please check out our Board Nomination/Application form and sumbit your interest. Go Hornets!

Angelica Carazzco
Angelica Carrazco
President (outgoing)

Major: Biological Sciences
Graduated Spring 2016!
Hometown: Dixon, Calif.
Favorite place to study: Under a tree in the lawn outside The WELL
Favorite class taken so far: BIO1

Next steps: Heading to UC Davis for Masters in Animal Biology

Herky Hornet
 This could be you!
 
VP of ____________

Major: TBD
Expected grad year: Spring 2018
Hometown: _______________
Favorite place to study: _________________
Favorite class taken so far: ________________

Contact Us

Student Alumni Association

Office located inside Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State
(next to Hornet Stadium)
6000 J Street - MS 6024
Sacramento, CA 95819

Telephone: (916) 278-6295
Fax: (916) 278-7464
Email: saa@csus.edu

SAA Staff Advisor

Jennifer Barber
Telephone: (916) 278-3634
Email: jbarber@csus.edu