Alumni

At 39,000 strong, the Wayne State business alumni community spans the globe – from local nonprofits to international corporations. It's a thriving community that enhances the Wayne State business school's reputation every day.

As an Ilitch School alum, you are automatically part of the Wayne State University Alumni Association. Take a moment to become familiar with the many ways you can stay connected to your alma mater!

Stay in touch

Whether you've changed your name, your job, or your home or email address, it's always a good idea to keep your alumni profile current. Stay in the loop about upcoming events, important school updates, and all things Wayne State by updating your alumni contact information.

Get involved

The Ilitch School offers many opportunities to engage both virtually and in person throughout the year with networking events, industry-based lectures, expert panels, career fairs, tailgates and more. Browse the Ilitch School's event calendar and find something new to attend. View Wayne State's full list of events on the main calendar.

Lend a hand

One of the most beneficial ways to give back to Wayne State is by donating your time as an alumni volunteer. Learn about opportunities to give back through guest speaking opportunities, mentoring and taking on alumni leadership roles. For a broader view of alumni volunteer opportunities, browse and fill out the volunteer interest form.

Move your career forward

Your Wayne State education gave you a base to be successful, and it can still help you years after you leave campus. The Ilitch School's Career Planning and Placement Office provides exceptional career resources and services for students, alumni and employers. Find tips and tricks for updating your LinkedIn profiledeveloping your elevator pitchupdating your resumepolishing your interview skills and more. Browse the Career Planning and Placement site for additional career resources.

Recruit Ilitch School students

Recruiting Ilitch School students is one of the best ways to help build and strengthen the alumni community. The Career Planning and Placement Office is happy to help alumni and employers to connect with students in the following ways:

  • Online job postings
  • Student resume search
  • Employer virtual and in-person networking events
  • Interview scheduling
  • Career fairs

Please reach out to Kimberly Swisher at kimberly.swisher@wayne.edu for more information about student and alumni recruitment.

Be social

Engage with WSU and Ilitch School communities online. Follow our social media pages and find additional community content by searching hashtags #IlitchBusiness and #AlwaysWayneState.

Offer words of wisdom

Share tips, academic insight and other general advice from your days on campus. Help today's students benefit from your Wayne State experience through the Alumni Advice project.

Support Ilitch School students and programs financially

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, the Mike Ilitch School of Business is able to give more students the opportunity to achieve their dreams. Your support also allows us to develop new academic programs, enhance our student services, and maintain our facilities and technology at the highest levels. Regardless of the amount, your donation is an invaluable investment in Detroit's Business School, its students and the city at large. Visit the Ilitch School giving site to explore your many options for how you can give and what you can support. 

 

Contact Us

Vanessa Miller

Vanessa Miller

Alumni and Donor Relations Officer

313-577-8598
vanessa.miller@wayne.edu