The Alumni Service was set up to assure continuity of contacts between Università della Svizzera italiana and its alumni.
The Service aims to:
- Establish and consolidate a network through which USI alumni can always keep in touch with each other as well as with academic staff and current students
- initiate and promote contacts between alumni, companies, and institutions
- support the professional development and networking of the alumni community
- make a contribution to the growth of Università della Svizzera italiana.
To this end the Service support the Alumni community by organizing a series of thematic meetings - Refresh your skills, Refresh your network , Refresh your career - in which the protagonists and promoters are the former students and it ensures that all interested USI alumni are kept up to date with the latest on USI (events, conferences, lectures, graduate training, research, etc.). Among the institutional initiatives the Service maintains an alumni database and publishes the Graduate Yearbook. Since 2010, the Service also collaborates with the USI Alumni Association UAA.
There is also an official group on LinkedIn, which is managed by the Service, where are posted all the events and discussions that affect the community of graduates. Each graduate is invited to join.