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The Power of Connections

Anticipated Funds Needed:  $15-20 MILLION

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Every Laurentian Shares a Deep, Abiding Connection

Credit the long, dark winters; the small, intimate campus; or, the isolation from big-city distractions, Laurentians tend to agree: “There is something unique about this place!”  The Princeton Review agrees, as it named St. Lawrence’s alumni network No. 3 in the nation in 2018.  That ranking becomes even more material as 97% of recent graduates were either employed or attending graduate school less than one year after Commencement, with many having leaned on a Laurentian connection.

Students need the power of those Laurentian connections today more than ever. Every Laurentian can give them that support by funding internship opportunities and expanding career networking signature programs such as the St. Lawrence University Public Interest Corps (SLU PIC), Laurentians Investing in Networking and Careers (LINC), SLU Connect, Laurentians in Residence, and Sophomore Boot Camp.

Enhance Internship Possibilities

The Power of Connections Will Guarantee More Internships

Over 70% of recent graduates took part in an internship at some point during their undergraduate career. Yet, of those, more than a third did not receive any financial support. We aim to guarantee that every student who seeks an internship opportunity will not only earn one, but will also be provided institutional financial support.

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Expand the SLU Connect & LINC Programs

The Power of Connections Goes Beyond Campus

Building meaningful connections that reach beyond campus is one of the premier benefits of becoming a Laurentian.  The SLU Connect and Laurentians Investing in Networking and Careers (LINC) programs help cultivate connections that influence futures.  We intend to grow and sustain them for successive generations of St. Lawrence students.

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Foster Laurentian Engagement

The Power of Connections Generates Lifelong Bonds to Our Community

The Laurentian Community is more than a professional network; it is a passionate, vibrant, diverse alliance forged by a common experience.  To continue to strengthen our community both on-campus and around the world, we must foster engagement through service, inclusivity and creativity.

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Featured News

  • 2019 SLU Connect - DC

    SLU Earns Recognition for Alumni Network, Internships

    St. Lawrence University’s Alumni Network held onto its No. 3 position for a second year in a row in The Princeton Review’s most recent publication, The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment. The University also made its Top 25 list of Best Schools for Internships.

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  • Tanya Milan Klein ’07 and Yvonne Boateng ’18

    A LINC to Success

    When Yvonne Boateng ’18 applied to take part in one of St. Lawrence’s most popular signature career programs, she thought she was signing up for a year-long experience. Instead, she found a mentor for both her career path and life.

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  • The Power of Connections Landing - Angelo Story

    Laurentians Ensure ‘Everybody Knows Your Name’

    Judy Hart Angelo ’64 found a way to thrive at St. Lawrence, and then again in Paris, although she had not visited either before committing to them. She was a first-generation college student from the Midwest who made a successful career for herself in New York City, writing musicals and theme songs for television shows like Cheers.

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The St. Lawrence Fund is the Cornerstone of Laurentian Giving.  It is a way every Laurentian can participate and make their gift count during this campaign.