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Participate in MacMail

Ideal for:All alumni regardless of location or class year
Deadline to Apply: By Friday, May 1

There's nothing quite like those last few weeks leading to graduation. For seniors, it is a unique time for reflection, anticipation and perhaps a bit of fear about their next steps. Help welcome the next generation of alumni and congratulate them on their accomplishments by sending in MacMail. Find a postcard that depicts where you are writing from, jot down a note to any Macalester senior, and mail it to the alumni office. We'll deliver all of the postcards we receive to the graduating seniors via the Student Post Office during the weeks leading up to graduation.
See details and instructions for sending MacMail

Become a Career Helper on MacDirect

Ideal for: Alumni interested in connecting with students and encouraging networking
Deadline to Apply: Anytime, but do it soon because seniors start networking in earnest in the spring

To date, 169 alumni have activated their Career Helper badge on MacDirect, our online alumni directory. This badge serves as a clear signal to the juniors, seniors and alumni searching MacDirect that you are interested in being contacted for career advice. Have you activated your Career Helper badge? Take a moment to visit MacDirect and do it today. While you're there, take a moment to update your Contact and After Mac tabs. Doing so will help our seniors find you as they search for alumni who can help them as they embark upon their career paths.
Visit MacDirect and become a Career Helper

Global Ambassadors for Admissions

Ideal for: Alumni currently living outside the United States
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

International prospective students rarely are able to visit the campus and observe what it is like to be a Macalester student. The Global Ambassadors pilot program seeks to connect Macalester alumni living outside of the US with prospective students. In most instances, prospective students simply wish to hear about your experiences at Macalester; Global Ambassadors may also be asked to interview prospective students and represent Macalester at college fairs.
Learn more and sign up