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Speakers Bureau

The Purchase College Alumni Association’s Affinity Groups and other departments across campus (especially Community Engagement and the Career Development Center) are always developing new programs for alumni of all ages. Sometimes the sessions are held virtually via Zoom and sometimes these are in-person sessions. Let us know if you would be interested in sharing your experiences and expertise as part of a Speakers Bureau.

Alumni in the Classroom

Purchase College faculty are always looking for new ways to enhance the program experience and augment their instruction by bringing real-world practitioners into the classroom (whether in person or via Zoom). Our Alumni in the Classroom program provides opportunities for alumni guest speakers to give current students a firsthand look at career possibilities and life after Purchase.  Sample topics are shown below. When there’s a match of need and interest, a member of the faculty will reach out to you directly to discuss possible speaking dates and times.

Communications Liberal Studies Business / Management  Professions
(Any Major)
  • Journalism / Writing
  • Academics
    (including Special Education
    & Disabilities)
  • Finance
  • Doctors
  • Marketing / PR
    (including Literary PR)
  • Energy
  • Fundraising
  • Lawyers
  • Podcasting / Social Media
  • Food Systems
  • Generating start-up capital
  • Researchers
  • Publishing
  • Health & Human Services
  • Nonprofit management
    (especially social- and/or
    arts-related issues)
  • Public Speaking
  • Housing
  • Television
  • Migration
  • Video Production
  • Transportation
  • Water