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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

K-State Business Young Alumni Leaders

The K-State Business Young Alumni Leaders program provides a meaningful way for recent College of Business Administration (CBA) graduates to maintain a connection with the college by engaging in special CBA alumni networking events, professional development activities, and purposeful interactions with current students, faculty and staff.


As a Young Alumni Leader (YAL), you will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of current students and increase your level of involvement in the CBA. Members receive invitations from the College of Business as well as the Young Alumni Leadership Council to participate in:

  • WildcatLink, a web-based networking platform to connect with influential CBA alumni and match with Executive Mentor, if desired;
  • Professional development activities designed specifically for YAL members;
  • Invitation-only networking and philanthropic events; and,
  • Panel discussions, job shadowing, and other career-related activities to support current students.


Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered for participation:

  • K-State CBA graduate within the past 2-5 years
  • Nomination by or on the recommendation of CBA faculty/staff member, employer, or individual currently involved in the CBA (e.g., Executive Mentor, YAL member, advisory board member, etc.)
  • The passion to build and enhance the K-State CBA brand

Individuals selected for the K-State Business Young Alumni Leaders program serve a three (3) year term during which you will complete a new member orientation session and be expected to participate in at least two (2) program activities each year. New members pay one-time membership dues of $75 at orientation to cover program costs.

To Apply

Applications for our 2017 class are closed. Please email Emily Brueseke (esbruese@ksu.edu) if you'd like to be notified when applications for our 2018 YAL class become available.