Current graduate students and alumni of the School of Information at San José State University (SJSU) are automatically welcomed as members of the school’s official student and alumni association, iSchool Connext. Through the combined association of current and former students, members can make new contacts, participate in networking events, collaborate on special projects, and further their professional development.
The inclusive and supportive community of students and alumni hosts a variety of activities and events – in-person and virtual – such as institutional tours, resume workshops, and guest lectures. Members also meet up at local, regional, and national conferences of professional organizations like the California Library Association, American Library Association, and the Special Libraries Association. Activities are open to all students and alumni in order to promote scholarly and professional development and achievement.
- Organize and attend events.
- Write and submit a blog post for the iSchool Connext blog.
- Participate in the “23 Things for iSchool Students and Alumni: Essential Skills for Success” project.
- Run for an officer position.
- Share your ideas.
iSchool Connext was formed in 2011 from the merging of the school's alumni association and student organization. Under faculty advisor Dr. Kristen Rebmann's leadership, the combined association encourages expanded collaboration and communication between current students and alumni, creating lifelong connections that enrich their scholarly and professional careers. iSchool Connext is the official student/alumni association of the SJSU School of Information.
To learn more about the iSchool Connext, check out a recording of an open house event, along with the presentation slides. The leadership team also created several social media channels to interact and share news, including a Facebook page a Facebook group, a LinkedIn group, and a Twitter page.