- Number of degree program alumni | 10,000
- Percent of alumni who live and work in Minnesota | 60%
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.
The College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) encourages alumni to join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA). In addition to becoming a UMAA member, there are a number of free personal and professional development opportunities to engage with CCAPS and UMAA as an alum. Here are just a few!
Connect with CCAPS
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.
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.
Sponsor an Internship
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Our Students
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.
Maroon & Gold Network
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.
Emerging Professionals Network
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.
CCAPS at the Minnesota State Fair
Date: Aug. 27, 2018, 9 a.m.−9 p.m.
Location: U of M Central (Crossroads Building), 1673 Dan Patch Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55108
Stop by the Crossroads Building at the Great Minnesota Get-Together! We'll have some CCAPS-branded swag to give away, and you can catch up on all of the fun things happening at the U!
MELP 50th Anniversary Celebration
Date: Sept. 19, 2018, 4–6 p.m.
Location: Presidents Room, Coffman Memorial Union, U of M East Bank
The Minnesota English Language Program at CCAPS has been improving students' English language skills for 50 years. MELP has helped internationalize the U of M campus, provided resources for students and faculty, and supported the important work of ESL teachers.
Date: Sept. 29, 2018
Engage with your community through one big day of service and gratitude. Join CCAPS alumni, students, staff, and friends for our project at Bridging in Roseville, MN. RSVP coming soon!
Date: Oct. 4, 2018, 7 p.m.
Location: Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Join us at this CCAPS Headliners event, when Dr. Seeley considers Minnesota’s weather and climate history, and how science and citizenship can unite us. Registration now open!
Date: Oct. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union, U of M East Bank
Explore career paths and connect with employers regarding full-time jobs and internships and get a free professional photo taken!
CCAPS Homecoming Pre-parade Party
Date: Oct. 5, 2018, 4–6:30 p.m.
Location: Nolte Plaza (area behind Nolte Center), U of M East Bank
Join us for a family-friendly evening of free food, lawn games, great music, and a cash bar before the Homecoming parade. RSVP coming soon!
Ski-U-Mania and Homecoming Football Game
Celebrate Homecoming at the annual pregame party featuring Homecoming Court coronation, then head off to the big game! Tickets available soon!
Lift the Mask: Portraits of Life with Mental Illness
Date: Oct. 22, 2018, 5–8 p.m.
Location: Best Buy Theater, Northrop Auditorium, U of M East Bank
More information and RSVP coming soon!
We are proud of our hardworking alumni. Here are some of their stories.
Read some of the inspiring College scholarship recipients' stories. See full list of CCAPS scholarships.