Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lobo to Lobo Connection


Welcome to UNM Anderson School of Management!  Fall is always an exciting time on campus, with all the excitement of meeting or reconnecting with friends and professors that will inspire you with new experiences and opportunities.

This year, I have worked closely with Anderson’s Career Services to provide a unique program called “Lobo to Lobo Connection” designed to strengthen the bond between the students at Anderson and its alumni base of over 17,000 Lobos!  I have been working hard to create programs which match the interests and needs of students and alumni; to maintain and build upon the positive relationships we have with our more seasoned alumni; to increase the participation, involvement, and communication with our younger alumni; and to continue to serve as the primary communications link between the University and its alumni.  In doing so, there are exciting opportunities to get students involved.  If you are looking for ways to network and connect with the business community and our alumni base, volunteer!  We are always looking for volunteers at upcoming events such as A Taste of Anderson (September 12)—a culinary event supporting the Rick & Debbie Johnson Marketing Center; Anderson’s Homecoming featuring the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program at Mesa Del Sol (September 26); Have some fun while supporting our Lobo Football Team at the UNM Anderson Homecoming Tailgate (September 28) and our annual Hall of Fame event (March 13) which brings in over 650 of the who’s who in the business community to honor our top alumni.

Mentorship is a very large part of connecting Lobos together.  We have established an on-line Mentorship program for students looking for a professional mentor to provide career advice and insight; resources to connect alumni and students in various career fields; and inspire relationship building through mentoring.  Anderson students can now search for Anderson alumni and/or business mentors to learn firsthand about their field of interest and gain insight regarding their personal growth and career path—in addition to getting help reviewing resumes, cover letters, informational interviews and job-shadowing opportunities.  Currently we have over 100 Anderson alumni signed up to help our students.  It’s easy to register, just go to www.mgt.unm.edu/mentor or contact me at abqricci@unm.edu to get more information. 

Lastly, I want to leave you with UNM’s Lobo Pledge, building pride and tradition in our great institution!

Lead with courage and integrity

Open my mind to the diversity of people and ideas that surround me

Be engaged in my community, making a difference in the lives of others

Own my future, through the pursuit of academic and personal excellence

There is a great team at Anderson on board ready to help you succeed.  Take advantage of the resources available to you.  Together, we can make this a great year!  Go Lobos!

Sincerely,
Roberta Ricci
Sr. Alumni Relations Officer



Roberta Ricci is an alum of the Anderson School with a BBA in Organizational Leadership. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the UNM College of Education.  She comes to Anderson from the UNM Alumni Association where she has served for six years as the Unit Administrator and a key liaison between the Association and the Alumni board of directors along with a host of University-wide responsibilities.

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