Thursday, August 2, 2012

Why Join Wisconsin Alumni Association? you were a student, feeling connected to the UW was easy. Whether you were hanging out on the Terrace, strolling down State Street or cramming for finals in Memorial Library, Badger spirit surrounded you at every turn.

As a grad, joining the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) is what Badgers do to feel connected. Wherever you live, a WAA membership helps you to stay connected to your Badger roots.

Plus, members are part of something bigger — something that serves the greater good and enriches the lives of Badgers everywhere. And that offers its own special sense of belonging.

Feel right at home with WAA.
Becoming a WAA member is the best way to feel closer to the UW. That's because members enjoy many exclusive benefits designed to have you living your professional and personal life as a Badger to the fullest. 
Get a FREE subscription to Badger Insider Magazine. Only WAA members receive the offbeat — and upbeat — Insider.
Find instant answers with access to the UW libraries database. Perfect for researching companies when you're on a job hunt or doing research for your current job. With this access, you can use Hoovers for free. Hoovers’ offers insight and company information for every industry you are interested in pursuing, hooking you up with the companies you want to network with.
Save a chunk of change on Kaplan test-prep courses, on moving services, and at various other businesses and restaurants.
Score spirited collectibles, such as a member window cling and your own Flat Bucky paper doll.

It's not just what you get — it's what you get out of it
The benefits of being a WAA member run deeper than what you receive. There's also the benefit of knowing you're helping to support the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Members make it possible for all alumni to take advantage of valuable programs such as the 
Badger Career Network, and help current students to attend the UW thanks to need-based scholarships. 
For more information about Career Services offered to alumni and membership in the Wisconsin Alumni Association, visit

Posted by Gina Evans, Career Development Specialist at the Wisconsin Alumni Association

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