Tapping the Network

An online alumni network connects Santa Clara grads through time and industry.

The bulletin boards that once powered campus exchanges of books, long-distance car rides, jobs, and housing have disappeared in the digital age. But the Santa Clara Alumni Association found a replacement that stretches campus connections beyond the physical boundaries of SCU. Through Switchboard, an online network for students, alumni, faculty, and staff, Broncos can hunt down nearly anything—from a sofa to an informational interview. After Riley McShane ’17 posted about his interest in music event planning, he was connected with another SCU graduate. Bruce Labadie ’77 built a career in music events; he’s artistic director of the San Jose Jazz Festival. Labadie helped McShane land an internship with the festival. “I realized he could handle this really complicated job,” organizing artist transportation, says Labadie. “It was a bonus that there was a Santa Clara connection.” Through that work, McShane found another job.

What’s In a Vote?

Turns out: A lot. Santa Clara University students discuss how Gen Z feels about voting ahead of Super Tuesday.

Art History Majors Make History

Art history graduates Lauren Stein ’23, Maggie Walter ’23, and Annika Singh ’23 joined forces to create the first student-led art exhibit at Santa Clara’s de Saisset Museum.

Back to School

SCU Alumni and senior community members are pursuing life-long education at SCU.

Again & Again & Again

Sagi Solomon ’00, J.D. ’03 approaches sustainable fashion by moving beyond the individual and targeting entire brands.