When Megan Sabatino (’19) took a job in Charlotte, North Carolina, she knew the city would be full of new opportunities for the recent graduate. While Sabatino was excited to embrace fresh experiences in a new city, she also recognized the importance of staying connected to the relationships she had made during her time at Campbell University.
Sabatino was very involved during her time at Campbell, working as a student worker for the offices of Annual Giving, Alumni Engagement, and Admissions. In addition to her on campus jobs, Sabatino made lifelong friendships with her sisters in Sigma Alpha Omega, and showed her school pride by attending football and basketball games, which she says were the backdrop for many of her fondest Campbell memories.
Even now, hours away from Campbell’s main campus, Sabatino is looking forward to maintaining her connection to her alma mater through the newly introduced Alumni Networks, which officially launched on January 1, 2020.
“Charlotte is a huge city.” Sabatino explains, “I’m excited to be able to gather together at Campbell events and network with people I may not already know in the Charlotte area.”
While Sabatino says that she believes networks are beneficial for all alumni, she underscores the importance of the networks for young alumni specifically, based on her own experiences.
“Networks are beneficial for young alumni moving to a new place, but they are also beneficial from a professional standpoint.” she says. “It’s always important to make those connections to potentially utilize in the future”
Sabatino concludes, saying that she loved her time on campus, and is proud to continue connecting with and supporting her alma mater, and plans to continue this connection in the future.
To learn more about Alumni Networks or to find one near you, visit https://alumni.campbell.edu/engage/volunteer/regional-networks/.