School of
Integrative Biology

We know everyone has different time commitments, so we've broken down collaboration opportunities by level of investment so you can select what works best for you.

This is just a small sample of all the ways you can help. Contact Christina Swanson for more ways to guide our students to career success.

Start the process by building your alumni profile and selecting your investment level here

Collaboration Opportunities

Alumni Participant

  • Investment Level: Lowest / minutes
  • Role: Let us know a little about you, so we can keep track of what our alumni are doing with their IB degrees.
  • More information

Alumni Stakeholder

  • Investment Level: Low / < 1 hour
  • Role: We will use the cumulative experiences of all of our Stakeholders to give students a big-picture view of what an IB degree can lead to (and how to get there). Experiencing this collective journey will be essential to developing and broadening their expectations and goals.
  • Example Activities

Alumni Mentor

  • Investment Level: Intermediate / 1-3 hours
  • Role: You will provide a more in-depth look at IB-related careers, and the journey each of you have taken since your time at UIUC. This will be a unique and inspiring opportunity for the students, to get a first-hand look at multiple career trajectories.
  • Example Activities

Alumni Champion

  • Investment Level: High / about 4-6 hours over a semester
  • Role: You will provide an immersive experience into your journey and your career so students can envision themselves in those roles. You will also provide a personal connection to the "real world" that they might not get anywhere else, motivating them to learn more about themselves and their goals.
  • Example Activities

Alumni Advisory Board

  • Investment Level: Highest / as much time as you want!
  • Role: Help direct programming, enrichment opportunities, workshops, and other activities that advance the program goals
  • More information


Phone (217) 300-9002
Address 2002D Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

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