ALA Office Hours
Since the spring of 2006, ALA board members have visited campus at least once monthly to attend events and hold "ALA Office Hours" at La Casa Latina. ALA continues to be the first and only alumni group to establish alumni office hours at one of Penn's cultural resource centers for the purpose of advising, mentoring and addressing serious concerns that impact students and their lives on campus.
During 2007-08, ALA more than tripled its visits compared to the previous year. In the fall 2007, ALA board members made a total of 21 appearances for 12 different events. In the spring 2008, through May 17, ALA members made 22 appearances for 15 different events. We can't readily quantify the impact or success of our visits except to say that each time one of us talked, advised or helped at least one student, and in some cases more than a half-dozen.
If you are interested in volunteering for the ALA Office Hours, please contact Clemson Smith Muņiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALA encourages Latino alumni to sign up for the Penn Alumni Career Network (PACNet), which allows you to offer career advice and guidance to students and alumni with career questions. As a PACNet member, you'll have an opportunity to provide information on your career area, employment outlook in your field, requirements for entry, and other issues specific to your job/industry. To access this career advice and guidance, students and alumni will be able to search in PACNet on a variety of criteria, including geography, industry, job type, major, and mentoring interest. The advice and support you can give our students and alumni are invaluable.
To sign up, go to QuakerNet, the Penn Alumni Online Community, and click on "PACNet" in the left menu to login or register. [More information about PACNet]