Baruch’s alumni network earns best ranking spot


Baruch College

Rachel Dalloo

According to a recent ranking list by The Princeton Review, Baruch College’s alumni network holds one of the top 20 rankings in the nation, among other public education institutions.

“This national recognition brings to light the vibrancy, diversity, and community spirit that distinguishes Baruch College’s alumni network,” Baruch President S. David Wu said. “Baruch pride resonates throughout our alumni network, with members eager to support the next generation of Baruch students. It is wonderful our students recognized this commitment in The Princeton Review.”

The alumni network currently includes more than 160,000 individuals who have graduated from the college, all across the world.

Graduates have gone on to excel in their fields, from landing top executive positions at global and national firms, to leading public offices in the political, business and public sectors and holding key roles in the arts, as well.

“Time and time again, alumni share that they would not have experienced their success without having attended Baruch College,” Director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Relations Janet Rossbach said. “These alumni see themselves in today’s students and generously share their time and expertise in appreciation of the support they themselves received as Baruch students.”

The Executives on Campus Mentoring Program at Baruch is one of the many ways alumni give back to the institution and provide support to current Baruch students.

Annually the program matches approximately more than 1,000 students to over 600 Baruch alumni and non-alumni mentors for both short- and long-term mentoring.

Alumni often return to speak to students and professors while also attending networking events. Additionally, they help by recruiting and hiring Baruch students as interns, associates and full-time employees.

“The purpose of these networks is to create connections among Baruch graduates who work at the same company encouraging internal mentor and sponsorship; to develop new talent pipelines between employers and Baruch’s four career offices; to reconnect alumni with the College; and to encourage volunteering, mentoring, and giving back,” Rossbach said.

Over the past few years, alumni have continued to amplify the network by providing funding to Stand Up for Baruch, which is a $5 million Baruch College Fund initiative. It addresses the urgent needs of Baruch students, such as financial struggles and technology issues.

More than 1,400 alumni, faculty and staff members have joined forces to help complete the newly renovated Clivner=Field Plaza.

Recently, the Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement launched a new initiative to join corporate alumni networks with top employers of Baruch students.

In September, the college launched the “Baruch at USB Network” in an effort to celebrate the college’s achievements and host various virtual events, until January 2022.

Some of the partners will include Ernst & Young Global Limited, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, KPMG International Limited, Goldman Sachs Inc., Grant Thornton LLP, EisnerAmper LLP, Google LLC and Citizens Financial Group Inc., according to a press statement.

The office aims to provide alumni with yearlong events and networking opportunities, career services and educational opportunities.