A thriving Lumberjack community: NAU alumni give back at biannual student-alumni mixer

NAU student-alumni

Nov. 8, 2019

On Thursday, Lumberjacks of all ages, career paths, majors and interests gathered for the biannual student and alumni career mixer, hosted by Northern Arizona University.

Intended to highlight the important work the Lumberjack Network is doing, NAU Advancement, Career Development and ASNAU worked collaboratively to bring the campus and Flagstaff communities together for this informational, career-focused event.

The mixer provided an exciting environment for students to practice networking and discuss career passions and personal goals with volunteer mentors. Mentors included NAU alumni, staff, administrators and Flagstaff community members with a wide range of experiences and careers. Some local alumni employers also provided information regarding upcoming internship opportunities.

NAU alumna Lori Harrison, who graduated in 1999, served as the keynote speaker for the event—sharing her Lumberjack story and advice on how to thrive in the workplace. She advised students to keep their possibilities open after graduation and motivated them to aspire for greatness.

Students had their resumes reviewed by NAU Career Development professionals, and professional headshots were available to all attendees. More than 25 alumni gave back to their alma mater by serving as mentors to the nearly 70 members of the student Lumberjack community who participated.

Another student and alumni career mixer will take place in the spring.