Young Alumni Council

Currently, one-third of Engineering at Alberta's 30,000 living alumni are under the age of 35. And this number is only getting bigger!

In 2017, the Faculty initiated its Young Alumni Council (EnggYAC), bringing together a team of volunteer alumni committed to creating more opportunities for recent engineering grads to engage with the Faculty and their community.

Today, EnggYAC meets regularly throughout the year to discuss issues that matter to us and to identify ways we can get involved through a variety of initiatives:

  • Networking and professional development opportunities.
  • Community engagement initiatives.
  • Mentorship opportunities.
  • Speaker series.
  • Diversity in engineering initiatives.

Join EnggYAC - Applications due by January 20, 2020

We are currently looking to fill two Council positions and several Sub-Council positions. More information on the roles and responsibilities can be found in our Terms of Reference.

What will you do?

We need your help in developing the strategy, goals and a 2-year action plan for each Sub-Council, building our network, and initiating new projects, partnerships and ideas! 

Who are you?

We are looking for individuals who have graduated from an engineering program at the University of Alberta within the past 15 years and who have a keen interest in community development and reconnecting young alumni with the University, Faculty, students and each other!

What skills are we looking for?

You have past experience involving collaboration and teamwork, possibly in a leadership role and/or in a volunteer capacity. You demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills.

What is the volunteer commitment?

You must be willing to spend 10-15 hours per month working with the Council Chairs, Sub-Council volunteers and the Faculty on projects and events that help to connect, engage and inspire young engineering alumni. Council meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month and Sub-Council meetings are held at the discretion of the associated Chair.

All vacancies are for a 2-year term commencing on February 1, 2020. There is also a tentative strategic planning session scheduled for Saturday Feb 8, 2020.

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply, please fill out this Google Form by end of day Monday January 20, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the Council on January 23, 2020 and you will be contacted shortly thereafter if you have been selected for a position or interview.

If you have any questions or issues with the application form, please email