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  • Number of degree program alumni | 11,000
  • Percent of alumni who live and work in Minnesota | 68%

The College of Continuing and Professional Studies has opened doors for learners for over 100 years. We give you the tools to navigate your career path and stay engaged with the world through degrees and certificates, professional development courses, and personal enrichment programs.

Get Involved

The College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) encourages alumni to join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA). Becoming a UMAA member provides a number of free personal and professional development opportunities to engage with CCAPS and UMAA as an alum. Here are just a few!

As alumni, you have real-world perspectives that current students can learn from. Engage with CCAPS as an Alumni Ambassador and share the valuable insights you've gained in your career. Learn more about such options as being a guest lecturer, participating in a panel discussion, connecting with students as a career resource, helping with recruiting efforts, and more.

The Construction Management and Facilities Management Alumni Club is the official network for the College of Continuing and Professional Studies Construction Management and Facilities Management graduates. Visit their page to learn more about how to be engaged as a CMGT and FM alum!

Reconnect with old classmates and stay in touch with your colleagues and friends from CCAPS by joining our LinkedIn group and finding us on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to update your education profile to connect to CCAPS!

We also have program-specific social media accounts.

Providing an internship for a CCAPS student is a win-win proposition: your organization gets professional expertise for a research project, program, or other project, while the student gets the opportunity to see firsthand how coursework can be applied in a work setting.

Find out more about how to develop an effective internship and hire a CCAPS intern by emailing

A gift to CCAPS is an investment in the very core of the College—a commitment to provide high-quality continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities for professional development, personal enrichment, career transitions, and academic growth. A number of scholarships support students in our credit and noncredit programs. 

The Maroon & Gold Network is the University of Minnesota Alumni Association's career and networking platform where you can volunteer online to give career-related advice to current students and fellow alumni.

Career development doesn’t end at graduation, so you can also further leverage the platform by reaching out to fellow alumni for advice that helps your own career. Learn more about the various career resources offered by UMAA.

The Emerging Professionals Network is a collaboration between multiple collegiate societies at the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association to provide an opportunity for recent graduates to connect with one another at fun and interesting events and activities throughout the year.


Emerging Professionals Network Event

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis Cider Company, 701 SE 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

  • When we think about mentorship, we often think of an experienced person advising a younger one. While the traditional mentor-mentee relationship is not extinct, it's no longer the only standard for you to consider as you navigate post-college life. Instead, there are many ways to get the career advice and guidance you need to achieve your goals. Join us at the next Emerging Professionals Network for a panel discussion on demystifying mentorship. Get advice for finding guidance that can make a real difference in your career trajectory.

U of M Day at MN United

Date: Saturday, June 29, 3 p.m.
Location: Allianz Field, 400 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55104

Take part in our U of M Day at the Minnesota United on Saturday, June 29th as they take on FC Cincinnati in the new Allianz Field! A limited number of tickets will be available. This special U of M Day package includes:

  • Discounted Game Ticket
  • Limited-edition U of M and Minnesota United FC flag

U of M Day at Valley Fair

Date: Saturday, July 20
Location: Valley Fair, 1 Valley Fair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379

Save the date! More info to come in mid-June!

CCAPS and U of M Day of Service

Date: Saturday, September 28
Location: Worldwide

Save the date! More info to come in late summer 2019.

CCAPS and U of M Homecoming Week

Date: September 29–October 5
Location: U of M Twin Cities 

Save the date! More info to come in late summer 2019.

Contact Information

Questions about ways to stay connected? Contact:

Courtney Barrette
Director of Engagement & External Relations