More than 5,000 Syracuse University alumni reside in the San Francisco area, which means a vast network of professionals are available to exchange ideas and open doors in fields such as engineering, technology, and arts and sciences. Students and graduates from the on-campus programs as well as the online programs are part of a professional community working for San Francisco start-ups, nonprofits, and even large private sector corporations such as Salesforce and Uber.
Featured Syracuse Alumnus in San Francisco: Mike Zimmer
Mike Zimmer started out as an accountant for Constellation Brands, Inc., but soon realized he wanted to transition to the finance sector. As an undergraduate alumnus of Syracuse, Mike returned to his alma mater to expand his skill set, choosing the online format to earn his master’s. Using the skills he acquired through MBA@Syracuse, he rose in the ranks from senior financial analyst to the company’s commercial planning manager in the business’s San Francisco office.
The sizable Syracuse University contingent in the Bay Area means there are always events to help fellow SU alumni network, make career changes, or just tap into the Orange community, wherever they are.
The Alumni Club of Northern California holds events throughout the area, from the Bay Area to Sacramento. The club’s goal is to help local Syracuse alumni connect and socialize with one another. A variety of local SU events are scheduled regularly, including networking happy hours, professional development series, industry panel discussions, and new student send-offs. These events are held at conference centers and top bars and restaurants in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Regional Council
The San Francisco Regional Council, composed of alumni, parents, friends, and business leaders, strengthen Syracuse University’s ties to the Bay Area. The council takes on a variety of roles, including increasing recruitment support and expanding career networking opportunities for local alumni and recent SU grads seeking jobs locally.
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