SAIS graduates are an extraordinary group of individuals who hold leadership positions in government, business, journalism and nonprofit organizations in the United States and abroad—benefiting socially and professionally from lifelong connections and linkages with the broader Johns Hopkins community. SAIS graduates are part of the JHU Alumni Association, a network with chapters in more than 20 U.S. cities and more than 20 countries, many of which are headed by SAIS Washington, D.C., Bologna and Nanjing alumni. The JHU alumni community is a volunteer-driven effort through which people come together to support each other, the university and its nine schools, including SAIS.
SAIS Regional Alumni Communities
SAIS Alumni Relations works with graduates across continents to form strong regionally based alumni clubs with significant SAIS alumni clusters in cities such as Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Vienna and Washington, D.C. We aim to develop effective, locally based communities to deliver alumni-oriented programming and communication. Members reconnect with each other and with SAIS, participate in student recruitment, provide career guidance and employment opportunities, and more fully engage in their support of SAIS and its three campuses.
International Points of Contact
SAIS alumni volunteer as points of contact (POCs) to help form alumni groups abroad. POCs often serve as the communication hub for alumni traveling or relocating to new destinations, and when possible, POCs assist newcomers with introductions to fellow alumni. POCs have hosted dinners and happy hours for alumni and for visiting SAIS professors and students on study tours during winter and spring semester breaks. Most POC volunteers reside abroad in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
For information on SAIS communities and global points of contact or to become one, visit http://www.sais-jhu.edu/alumni/communities.
The Benefits of Keeping the Connection
Take a Discounted Course
SAIS alumni and graduates of full-time, SAIS-affiliated programs, including the Bologna Center Diploma and Hopkins-Nanjing Center Certificate, receive a tuition discount of 25 percent on all summer courses and a 50 percent discount on all fall and spring courses, space permitting. Offerings include international relations, economics, policy studies, development, conflict management, regional studies, several language courses and more. For details, call 202.663.5671 or visit www.sais-jhu.edu/non-degree.
Visit Our SAIS and JHU Library
Alumni may obtain a free pass for in-house use of the SAIS Library. Borrowing privileges cost $50 per year for the SAIS Library or $200 per year for all JHU libraries. For more information, contact the SAIS Library Reference Desk at 202.663. 5901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. KnowledgeNet (www.connect.jhu.edu/knowledgenet), a selection of online resources, is available to all alumni free of charge.
Take an Online Professional Skills Course
SAIS Career Services offers alumni the opportunity to take online skills courses offered through Harvard Business School Publications in accounting, finance, spreadsheet modeling and quantitative analysis. For more information, contact Martina Leinz at email@example.com.
Tap Into Our Social Media
Find the latest SAIS news and connect with students, faculty and staff through our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn sites. Visit www.sais-jhu.edu/connect.
Receive SAIS Publications
A benefit of being in the SAIS alumni network is receiving SAIS Alumni NEWS, our monthly e-newsletter, plus SAIS Reports and SAISPHERE. To update your address and e-mail to receive publications, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.