Engagement Opportunities

Join Penn GSE Connects

Penn GSE Connects is the School’s online social and professional networking tool designed to cultivate meaningful engagement across our community. Through Penn GSE Connects, alumni and students gain access to expertise, advice, and opportunities that both support future leaders in education and foster their own professional growth through group and individual connections. 

By joining, members are able to self-select into activities that best align with their interests and goals in practical and useful ways, including avenues of mentorship, industry insight, professional development, and more.

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Other ways to volunteer

Penn Alumni Interview Program

The Alumni Interview Program is dedicated to offering an interview to every undergraduate applicant to the University of Pennsylvania. In doing so, we are making Penn more accessible to all applicants, are allowing them a chance to advocate for themselves, and are providing Penn Admissions with information they might not otherwise find in an application. 

Key Quakers – Social Media Ambassador Program

Key Quakers, Penn Alumni's Social Media Ambassador Program, is an online community of proud Penn alumni advocates, like you, who love and value your Penn experiences. This new initiative was designed to keep you connected and engaged with news, events, ideas, and updates from across the University. If you find yourself sharing stories of Penn with your digital and social media circles, we’d love for you to become a Key Quaker. 

Connections That are Close to Home

Regional Clubs

With more than 120 alumni Regional Clubs around the world, graduates are able to connect with fellow Quakers in year-round, alumni-oriented engagement opportunities and programs. Already engaged with your regional club? Email us at alumni@gse.upenn.edu to see about serving as a liaison to best market and promote relevant programming to GSE alumni.

The Penn Club

The Penn Club offers alumni a continued connection to fellow graduates and the vast Ivy League network, especially in the New York metro area.

The Penn Wharton China Center

Opened in 2015, the Penn Wharton China Center offers alumni services and opportunities to learn and network in the Central Business District of Beijing.  

Multicultural Outreach

Working to encourage alumni of color and LGBTQIA alumni to find and maintain meaningful connections and active engagement with Penn, the Multicultural Outreach team in Alumni Relations seeks to increase diverse alumni participation through the support of groups that center on culturally-focused alumni affiliation and interaction, as well as intercultural collaboration. 

Interest Groups

Penn Alumni Families

The Penn Alumni Families program provides family-specific programming targeting Philadelphia area alumni with children or grandchildren. This series of programs provides an opportunity for alumni to enjoy Penn events with an emphasis on programming for their families.

Shared Interest Groups for Penn Alumni

Penn Alumni recognizes shared interests to be a critical part of what connects so many alumni with each other and with Penn. Therefore, in alliance with its mission to establish a mutually beneficial lifelong relationship between the University and its alumni, and to encourage peer-to-peer interaction, Penn Alumni formally supports the development and existence of Penn Alumni Shared Interest Groups (SIGs).

Attend an Event

Find events and opportunities to connect with fellow Quakers no matter where you are in the world.

Share My Interests

Let Penn GSE know the ways you would like to engage with our community and the topics you are most interested in hearing about here, and submit an alumni note to share your updates with fellow graduates here.