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K-State Alumni Association

New Graduate Handbook

and welcome to the K-State Alumni Association! First things first: Congratulations on such a major accomplishment of your graduation from Kansas State University! We’re proud to have a new class of outstanding alumni. On behalf of the K-State Alumni Association and your college, we’re thrilled to give you the gift of a one-year membership to the Association. Your membership card will arrive in January. To ensure you receive your membership card and benefits, please update your address at . K-Stater magazine


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Keeping you linked to K-State is important to us at the Association. We hope this Grad Handbook will be a great resource as you move on to your next big endeavor, whether it‘s in Manhattan or across the globe. We have a staff full of passionate K-Staters to help and engage you in the K-State FAMILY! The K-State Alumni Association is YOUR LINK FOR LIFE!

Your K-State Alumni Association staff is here to help you!

Enjoy your member benefits!

$51 green fees (with cart) 15% off pro shop apparel

Special pricing on K-State football tickets

10% member discount on apparel and gift items

Up to 60% off

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Group insurance discounts

Other benefits include:

• Annual wall calendar • Access to K-State libraries • Access to the Rec Complex • Access to the Salina campus Rec Center • Free use of small conference rooms at the Alumni Center • Special alumni discounts on hotel rates at • Kaplan Test Prep 10 percent discount at • Save 20 percent on flowers and plants at After your one-year membership expires, enjoy a special discount membership rate just for recent graduates! $20 $40 Annual $600 $1,000 Life $25 $45 Joint Annual $680 $1,100 Joint Life *10-year payment plan also is available

K-Staters span the nation! Washington 2,176

Oregon 1,206

North Dakota 235

Montana 426 Idaho 496

Nevada 689

Wyoming 421

Utah 473

South Dakota 513

Colorado 7,948

California 7,095 Arizona 3,173

Minnesota 1,826

New Mexico 1,147

New Hampshire 177 Massachusetts Nebraska 797 Pennsylvania 4,326 Rhode Island 1,490 Illinois Indiana Ohio Connecticut 116 3,660 1,216 1,618 478 New Jersey West Kansas Missouri Virginia Delaware 1,041 111,352 12,764 150 Kentucky 134 Virginia Maryland 2,582 647 1,366 Tennessee Oklahoma North Carolina District of Columbia 1,211 3,680 1,839 306 Arkansas

Iowa 2,067

Alaska 284

Louisiana 578

Michigan 1,238

New York 1,802

South Carolina 720 Georgia Alabama 1,821 649


Texas 11,702

4,302 alumni/friends live abroad

Wisconsin 1,127

Vermont 108 Maine 158

Mississippi 291

Florida 3,326

Hawaii 304



Keep the K-State Alumni Association updated on where you live and what you’re doing! As a MEMBER, your achievements and life happenings will be published in the Class Notes section of the K-Stater magazine.

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Join an alumni club or spirit group in your area!

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Read the K-Stater magazine — our No. 1-rated member benefit.

Wear your purple! As a MEMBER, you receive 10 percent off at Varney’s Bookstore — instore or online at .

Connecting with K-Staters across the nation and globe With more than 100 alumni and spirit clubs, we make it easy to connect with other K-Staters — whether you’re staying in Kansas, heading south to Texas or jet-setting around the world!

Athletic Watch Parties Golf Tournaments Wine Tastings Banquets Picnics Business Connections Student Recruitment Events Happy Hours

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As part of our ongoing efforts to provide benefits to alumni, we’re always looking for and researching companies to be strong partners of the Association that alumni can feel confident in utilizing, as well as pass along great savings opportunities. INTRUST Bank, Collegiate Insurance Resources and Liberty Mutual are companies we’re proud to call partners of the Association. Check out this great line-up of Wildcat Visa® cards from INTRUST Bank! CREDIT DEBIT GIFT Low rate Free Perfect gift for all occasions Great rewards Fast and convenient Use at millions of locations Supports Association Show your purple pride More personal than cash 800-222-7458 The K-State Alumni Association Alumni Insurance Program is an excellent resource for top-quality health, life, travel and auto, home and renter’s insurance products. These products are designed to benefit alumni and their families in any stage of life — from new graduates to established alumni. GradMed® short-term medical insurance is an ideal choice for new graduates or alumni between jobs. The Alumni MortgageSM is your newest member benefit. This loan program is offered through Quicken Loans® and will give you a $500 cash payout after closing. A fast and easy experience for qualified borrowers, virtually the entire lending process can be conducted online. Plus, personal “white-glove” service from licensed mortgage professionals. Visit, or call 855-216-6822 to get started today. Your alumni benefits include a special discounted rate on auto and home insurance from Liberty Mutual. We’re proud to provide our members with a great benefit from a Fortune 100 company that protects millions of people across America. Find out more about Liberty Mutual Home and Auto Insurance at Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

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After one year, K-State Alumni Career Services, brought to you by the K-State Alumni Association, offers a broad range of free and fee-based services, which include assistance with resumes, cover letters, networking, career decisionmaking and job search strategizing, as well as a programming component. The programming component takes the form of programs for young alumni, as well as group orientation seminars for a larger alumni audience. These seminars focus on career-related issues, such as networking, job-search strategies and interviewing skills. All K-State alumni are invited to use CareerShift, a comprehensive online career tool. Search, select and store job listings from all job boards and all company job postings. Get up-to-date contact information, including email addresses, for millions of companies. Access in-depth information about contacts and companies posting jobs. Create personal marketing campaigns, including unlimited resumes and cover letters easily, and save them to access, print or email.

Click here to learn more about all the available Career Services. Career and Employment Services Free and fee-based services

Ways to show your PURPLE PRIDE Continue your membership After your one-year gift membership expires, we have special recent grad membership pricing for the next four years, in hopes you’ll continue to be a member! For only $20 (50 percent off ), you can maintain your annual membership status, or upgrade to a life membership for 40 percent off the regular price. Sport your purple! Let everyone know you’re a K-Stater by wearing your purple, flying your flag and putting your alumni member decal on your vehicle! Need new purple apparel? Utilize your 10 percent off member benefit at Varney’s on K-State clothes and products instore or online at .


License Plate Staying in Kansas? For a $50 donation to the Association, plus your normal tags and taxes fees, you can DRIVE WITH PRIDE with a K-State License Plate. This taxdeductible donation helps raise money for student scholarships and recognition. Plates also are currently available in Maryland and Texas, and the Association is in the process of working on getting a plate in Missouri. For more details, visit . Official K-State Ring Display your pride long after leaving your alma mater! Men’s and women’s rings are available in 10-kt., 14-kt. and 18-kt. gold, as well as premium silver. Rings are specific to degrees received in Manhattan, Salina and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Diploma Frame Preserve the achievement of graduation with a diploma display customized to fit the Kansas State University diploma. Seiko Watch A richly detailed three-dimensional re-creation of the university seal appears on the brilliant 14-kt. gold finished dial. Available for men and women in silver and gold or all gold. Paver Pavers are displayed on the K-State Alumni Center terraces and can be personalized to honor someone, a special occasion, organization and more!

Final Winter 2012 New Grad Handbook  

Final Winter 2012 New Grad Handbook