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Student Alumni Association

Current students are encouraged to join the Student Alumni Association (SAA).  The student-based organization strives to help students forge a lifelong connection to their alma mater through engaging students with alumni.

SAA Staff Advisor: Gerardo Cabral
Telephone: (916) 278-4354
Email: gerardo.cabral@csus.edu

Students having fun at a football game

Member Services

Join or Renew Your Membership

Becoming a Member

  • Join online today
  • Membership is open to all students
  • There are no GPA or attendance requirements
  • Student membership is $20 (valid until you graduate)

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.

Speaker panel for Career Buzz on Sept. 9

Upcoming Programs: Career Buzz

Take your career to the next level! Career Buzz connects students and recent graduates with our diverse alumni network through Q&A discussions and networking. Learn from experts who know what it means to have Hornet pride. Career Buzz event is an opportunity for you to gain exposure and insight into your future!

The format is a panel presentation followed by the opportunity to talk with the alumni presenters in small groups. We encourage you to bring a list of prepared questions and make the most of this event hosted by the Student Alumni Association (SAA).

Wednesday, Sept. 9 @ 4:30 p.m.

Hear from:

  • Tim Mech'00 (Marketing) - SVP Business Development Officer, California Bank of Commerce
  • Amanda Merz'12 (English) - Community Advocacy and Education Manager, SAFE Credit Union
  • Kamaria Rutland'02 (Business Administration) - North America Sales Learning Delivery Manager, Marriott International

Register today!

 

Wednesday, Oct. 7 @ 4:30 p.m.

Speakers and registration coming soon!

 

Wednesday, Nov. 18 @ 4:30 p.m.

Speakers and registration coming soon!

SAA Students enjoy the fall picnic

Future Programs:

We look forward to the time when we can all hang out together again, in person! The Student Alumni Association (SAA) typically hosts a fall picnic and spring social 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. Until then, we hope you will join us for our virtual programs!

SAA students attending the holiday mocktail party

Mocktail Party - coming in 2021!

The Mocktail Party is annual event that consists of a networking workshop followed by a mocktail party. 

At the networking workshop, students 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, students 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, make connections, and receive professional career advice.