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University of Phoenix continues nationwide networking series, "Small Bites, Big Connections," fostering alumni community bonds

By Michele Mitchum

Events Across Eight Alumni Chapters Offer Graduates Valuable In-Person Networking Experiences

University of Phoenix is pleased to share the continuation of its “Small Bites, Big Connections” events, designed to provide graduates across the country with exclusive opportunities to connect through local Alumni Chapters and engage in valuable in-person networking experiences. Beginning in February with events in Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the series will run through March and April 2024, featuring events hosted by eight University of Phoenix alumni chapters nationwide.

"The University of Phoenix is more than a university. We are a thriving community of those who have invoked grit and a determination to succeed.” shares Chris Celauro, Director of Alumni Experience for the University of Phoenix. “Throughout the year, our community of local alumni chapters actively contribute to their own communities. These new events not only bolster their efforts but also provide a platform for our nationwide alumni network to give back to the local communities that gave to them.”  

This series of in-person events is an extension of the University's longstanding commitment to improving the lives of its students and producing graduates who are well-educated professionals equipped to make a positive impact in their communities. The University of Phoenix is renowned for its strong alumni network with more than one million members. The alumni network hosts in-person and virtual events throughout the year to support professional development, networking and community engagement.

"It’s always an awesome and wonderful experience whenever I can personally connect with my fellow alum,” shares Chicago Alumni Chapter President, Len Henley. “The best part about our Small Bites and Big Connections event was listening to the testimonies of chapter members and how University of Phoenix helped them lay the foundation for their success. My vision for the Chicago Alumni Chapter has been to strategically place people in an atmosphere where they can shine and advance. Our chapter’s growth has prompted the formation of our first leadership team, underscoring our commitment to enhancing the membership experience. The connections we make go beyond events, evolving into lasting personal relationships, partnerships, and friendships."

Six more “Small Bites, Big Connections” events are slated for the year, including:

·       March 9, 2024, in Orlando, Fla.

·       March 14, 2024, in Tampa, Fla.

·       March 16, 2024, in Charleston, S.C.

·       April 5, 2024, in Philadelphia, Pa.

·       April 11, 2024, in Milwaukee, Wis.

In addition to networking opportunities, University of Phoenix provides lifetime Alumni Resources including continued career support, discounts on professional development and everyday purchases, networking, and ways to stay involved. Alumni also benefit from the University of Phoenix Career Services for Life® commitment, which provides resources for career planning, advising, resumé building, interview prep, and networking.

Learn more here about the University of Phoenix local alumni chapters.

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