There are many ways positive and enthusiastic alumni can volunteer across the college!
Whether you are a recent grad or an experienced pro, the College of Veterinary Medicine has several opportunities for you to share your wisdom with current and prospective students.
Admissions – Help select the incoming class by participating in the annual fall application review process and interviews which take place weekends in January. Training is provided for all interested in participating. Email the admissions team to get involved.
Evaluate OSCEs – Volunteer DVMs are always needed to assist with the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), an assessment method based on a student’s performance that measures their clinical competence. Volunteers are needed for grading several times a year and receive training before exams. Email the professional programs team to learn more.
Get the Scoop – We’re looking for five to six alumni who graduated in the last ten years to serve on a panel for students throughout the year. Several opportunities are available, and everyone is treated to ice cream at this Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society sponsored event.
Dinner for 12 Buckeyes – This dinner connects Buckeyes, past and present, to create networking opportunities and build lasting relationships. Four dinners throughout the year include six students and six alumni. These dinners provide excellent opportunities to meet students and start connecting with potential new hires.
Office of Career Management & Professional Development – Students are always looking to alumni and employers for career advice. We have several ways for you to get involved. Contact the office for more information about any of these opportunities:
- Attend Networking Events, including the annual Alumni-Student Networking Luncheon during Homecoming Weekend
- Participate in Mock Interviews and Negotiations as part of the Professional Development Curriculum
- Share your experience and insights on our Career Exploration portal for students
- Host Students for Externships
- Attend the Fall Career Connection Fair
- Post job opportunities for free on the online job posting board
- Serve as a mentor by offering general advice as students explore different career paths and opportunities
Show Your School Spirit – Alumni can buy College of Veterinary Medicine apparel and merchandise from over 20 different student groups. There's t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, jackets, sweatpants, tank tops, stickers, tumblers, mugs and pet toys. Note: each student group has its own order form and instead of adding items to your cart, you'll fill out an order form to get your items. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Sponsor A White Coat – The white coat is a symbol of the knowledge our students have gained during their first three years of veterinary education. The day they receive their white coat is a crucial step in their professional journey, representing their dedication to veterinary medicine and to being leaders in their communities. By sponsoring a white coat, you confirm the continuity of excellence shared by all graduates of the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine.