It’s critical for us NeW Ladies to stick together. Join the NeW Alumnae Network today, update your information, and stay in touch! Whether you are just graduating college, or have been out of school for some time, we want to stay connected with you.
Here are 10 easy ways to keep connected with NeW after graduation:
1. Join the Network!
The NeW Alumnae Network provides NeW alumnae an opportunity to stay connected with a growing nationwide network of conservative women. Members receive the email NeWsletter and special invitations to NeW events, including the Alumnae Dinner at the National Conference. It’s easy to join, simply update your contact information in this form.
2. Join Us on Facebook
Also, join our Facebook group for the most current and exclusive updates.
3. Attend the National Conference
The 2014 NeW National Conference will be held on Thursday, June 19, and Friday, June 20, in Washington, DC at The Heritage Foundation. On Thursday evening, we will kick off the conference with a networking event for young professionals. The event will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The National Conference continues on Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. These events are FREE for attendees. RSVP here today!
4. Join or Start a Professional NeW Chapter
NeW DC and NeW NYC serve as a great landing pad for professional women to network, share stories, get to know the city, and have a friend who understands your past experiences as a NeW lady OR meet new friends! Email Alyssa to start a join or start a chapter in a city near you.
5. Host a Networking Reception
Want to give a professional chapter a test-run? Host a Networking Reception or Event in your city. NeW will help coordinate and put you in touch with the NeW chapter closest to you. It will be a great way to bring undergrad NeW ladies and NeW professionals together for a fun-filled evening.
6. Give Back
NeW gave me so much in undergrad – I had an automatic group of like-minded women who I could go to and talk about dealing with Anti-Gentlemen or a liberal professor. NeW was special to me, as it was to many ladies, and it’s important to give other like-minded women in undergrad the same opportunities we had with NeW. Donating to support chapter outreach is one way to do this. Your donation will go towards events such as the Gentleman’s Showcase, establishing new NeW chapters, and keeping the ones already in existence thriving.
7. Be a Mentor
Sign up with Alyssa to stay connected to your former chapter of NeW and mentor a young lady who has similar interests as you.
8. Post a Job or Internship
Another way to pay-it forward is by sharing internship and job opportunities with the NeW Network. You can forward these to me to share or post directly to the Facebook group so that NeW ladies who are looking for internships and jobs have access to an exclusive network.
9. Read the Alumnae Network NeWsletter
The NeWsletter keeps you updated on what NeW ladies are doing after graduation, and also keeps you informed about networking opportunities in cities near you! Even after graduation, it is important to network with like-minded women and also give back to current NeW ladies facing liberal college campuses. If you are not yet receiving the NeWsletter, email Alyssa.
10. Spread the Word
Know someone who was not in NeW in undergrad, but would have been interested? Share the Alumnae Network with your like-minded friends and help make NeW one of the largest networks for young, conservative women!
Thanks for staying in touch!
Danelle Gagliardi is the Director of the NeW Alumnae Network and a former NeW chapter founder at The Ohio State University. She was given the NeW Woman of the Year Award in 2011. Danelle graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in history and is now in her final year at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.