The Alumni Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for students to interact with and gain career advice from successful alumni. We invite 6-8 alumni from a specific industry or field to form a panel and between 30-50 students are invited to submit questions to the panel. This event, open to both undergraduate and graduate students, is not designed for students to actively job search but it is a perfect opportunity to network with alumni.
Dinner with a Jaguar:
In this smaller setting, students get a chance to network with an alumnus, as well as ask questions about graduating, finding a job, and life in general. One alumnus hosts dinner for 4-8 students, with dinners varying from casual to fancy, from out to eat or in the relaxed setting of the alum's home.
As the official IUPUI Student Ambassadors, SOAR provides its members with experiences that enhance their education, as well as opportunities to meet alumni, faculty, staff, and students. To request the services of the Student Ambassador group, please complete the form at SOAR Ambassador Requests. Please consult the SOAR OnCourse wiki for upcoming Student Ambassador volunteer opportunities (for current membership only).
The Office of Alumni Relations recognizes the top 100 students at IUPUI every year. Top 100 Students excel in scholastic achievement, collegiate and co-curricular activities, as well as civic/community service. SOAR helps with the application process and planning of the event, as well as attending and staffing the Top 100 Dinner.
SOAR Spirit, Social and Service Events:
- A canoe race on the Downtown Canal. This amazing, community building event is now in its third year. We have 96 teams consisting of students, alumni and staff that compete in a relay style canoe race on the canal. The intention of this event is to raise funds for a scholarship for an IUPUI student. The event also includes food, beverages, games, prizes, corporate tents, face painting, live music and more.
- Halloween Social: SOAR collaborates with SAPB, IUPUI Housing and Residence Life and other student organizations to host a spooktacular night of fun! We host a costume contest, as well as contribute decorations to the festivities. At the Social, there will be free food, a DJ and dance flood, games and more!
- Jag-Gating/Homecoming: Jaguar Tailgating! The first Jag-Gate took place in conjunction with Homecoming 2009 and has been a tradition ever since. Jag-Gating provides a chance for students and alumni to come together before an IUPUI Jaguar's basketball game and pump up school spirit! Jag-Gating includes food, games, music, prizes, handouts and more.
- Service Opportunities: SOAR hosts blood drives on-campus participating in the IU Blood Donor Challenge. SOAR participates in many service events around campus including IUPUI Day of Caring and Jagathon and also volunteers for community service events such as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Race for the Cure.
Volunteering at the IU Cares Day