Whether online or on site, you can stay active in the WEST community
WEST is working to make it easier to stay in contact with the department and fellow alumni. We have an active social media network where you can keep in touch. Our Facebook page announces upcoming events and happenings and interesting news from Western Europe for commentary. It provides an informal forum for those with ties to WEST to post updates, announcements, pictures and stories from your travels.
Connect with WEST students, alumni, faculty, and staff online, or get involved on campus
We also have a LinkedIn site. Our group on LinkedIn includes a discussion forum where you can offer insight for students and new MA graduates looking to launch an international career. We have a jobs board where you can advertise job and internship opportunities. It is also a great way for current and prospective students to see what you have accomplished since graduation.
WEST has an active blog on Wordpress that we update frequently with information from around Europe according to the varied interests of our students and staff. Take a look and let us know what you think. We encourage you to leave a comment to further the conversation.
You can also join our alumni listserve. On the News and Events Page you will see the link to join. Subscribers receive two to three e-mails per month with information pertinent to members of the WEST alumni.
There are many ways to get involved by volunteering at WEST! For example, giving a presentation at our annual Career Night. This event is a great opportunity for you to meet current WEST students and to share advice and guidance on using the MA in West European Studies to launch or further a career.
If you are more interested in outreach to K-12 schools, you could volunteer to participate in the International Studies In Schools (ISIS) program. This program provides video-conference presentations to K-12 classrooms across in the US. Teachers make a request for a topic of interest to their class and then WEST alumni, students, staff, or teachers prepare a presentation on the requested topic.