Fall 2008 

You are Generation Wayne. And this electronic newsletter is all about you.

Life doesn’t get any more exciting than this. That’s why you’re getting Generation Wayne. Each issue gives you the information you want to know about school, work and life – in a way that’s straightforward and easy to understand.

School’s back in session. Work is picking up with meetings, deadlines and projects. The days are getting shorter. Fall is in the air. Election time is right around the corner. Read on to find out about fun things to do this fall, learn tips for career development and connect with your fellow alumni. 

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Get Out and Vote!


Participating in the electoral process is a hard-won right not to be taken lightly, as people around the world still fight for that same right that is guaranteed in the United States by our Constitution.

We cannot demand more from our legislators than we ask of ourselves; it is our duty to learn about the issues being debated and understand how they will affect us.

We must each act on that information by taking the time to go to the voting booth on Nov. 4 and casting a ballot to help determine who will lead our country for the next four years. Good citizenship is not measured in words but in actions. Make yours count.
 
Click here to learn more for official information about voting and elections.
 
Click here for a side-by-side comparison of the candidates.

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The Economic Crisis and Student Loans
 
Over the last few weeks you've been hearing, reading and talking about what is going on with the economy.

While the talk has ranged from what is happening on Wall Street to how this crisis affects the housing market, you may be wondering how the crisis will affect your student loans.

Check out these articles for more information:

"Financial crisis hits home with student loan repercussions"

"Federal student loans weather financial crisis"

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Connect With Us Online!

The Wayne State University Alumni Association and Wayne State magazine are now on Facebook.

Visit our page, join the Wayne State Alumni group and start posting on our wall while connecting to other Wayne State students and alumni. Click here 
to join our group. Also, become a fan of our award-winning alumni magazine. Click here to become a fan of Wayne State magazine on Facebook.

You can also check us out on MySpace and YouTube. Find your fellow Wayne State alumni and friends and keep up to date on the alumni association’s latest benefits and events. 

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Get Connected to the Alumni Association Before you Graduate
 
You can get connected to the alumni association even before you graduate! Become a student member

When you join the alumni association as a student, you will have the opportunity to network with alumni, get involved and meet new people through volunteer opportunities and begin receiving some of the member-only benefits and services our alumni receive like FREE admission to CareerBoost!
programs, a subscription to Wayne State magazine, monthly e-newsletters, event invitations, discounts and much more. 
 
Join now for just $5 and get connected today. 
 
For more information on how you can get involved with the alumni association as a student, click here or call (313) 577-2300. 

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Go Green!
 
“Go Green” isn’t just something you say at Warrior football games. It’s a way of life for many people. Check out how you can incorporate “green ways” into your daily life and make it a little greener. 
 
Wayne State is going green too. Click here to learn more about the campus initiatives going on right now at your alma mater. 

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Get a Career Boost
 
Have you ever stuck your foot in your mouth at work? Ever accidentally sent an unflattering e-mail about your boss to your boss? If you have or if you don’t want to become an office offender, learn some tips for navigating e-communications, international, interview and writing etiquette by checking out these presentations from CareerBoost! Business Etiquette

CareerBoost! is an exclusive alumni association program that offers seminars and networking opportunities to help advance your career.
 
Looking for a career change? Need help prepping for an interview or putting the finishing touches on your resume? Look no further than the Wayne State University Career Services CenterAttend career workshops, view a podcast or speak with a counselor to get advice on the best way to advance your career.
 
If you’re looking for a new job, check out the alumni association's job board. We’re always updating the site, so be sure to check it frequently.  

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Fun Fall Finds
 
It’s fall. That means it’s time for apple picking, cider mills, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, football and more. The alumni association has you covered.

Check out the links below to find where you can go to take part in your favorite fall traditions. 
 

Upcoming alumni association events:


Get in Generation Wayne!
 
Want to get in Generation Wayne? Tell us a little bit about you. Click here to fill out an e-mail questionnaire and keep an eye out for yourself and other Gen W's in future issues. We’ll include a short profile of a member of Generation Wayne in each issue.  


What do You Want in Generation Wayne?
 
We welcome suggestions on what you would like to see in upcoming issues. Send your comments and ideas to ap9048@wayne.edu or Generation Wayne, 441 Ferry Mall, Detroit, MI 48202. And remember, Generation Wayne is all about YOU.  


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Generation Wayne is published by the Wayne State University Alumni Association. Questions or comments can be directed to Alumni Association Executive Director Ty Stevenson, at tystevenson@wayne.edu

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