Dinner Jackets provides SAA members with the opportunity to network with Tech alumni and faculty/staff to learn about life after college, and interact with fellow students outside the classroom and off campus. Volunteers host dinners for SAA members with the purpose of sharing good food, good conversation, and Yellow Jacket camaraderie. The format of the events can range from a home cooked meal at the host's home to a dinner at a restaurant. Sign up for a Dinner Jackets event today! (SAA members are limited to one dinner per semester, but if you want to be added to the waitlist for another dinner, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have attended a Dinner Jackets in a previous semester, you are eligible to be trained as a Dinner Jackets Student Facilitator! This is an incredible opportunity to connect with an alum or faculty/staff member one-on-one.
Fall 2013 facilitator trainings will be held on Tuesday, August 27th at 11 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., as well as Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Guthridge Lounge of the Alumni House. If you are interested in learning more and signing up for a training, email email@example.com
Upcoming Dinner Jacket Dates and Hosts will be posted soon.
Past Dinner Jacket Events
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 6:30pm
Dr. Gary May
Dean of the College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 7:30am
Managing Partner, Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP
Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 6:30pm
President and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition
My time as part of SAA's Ramblin' On committee was a phenomenal one. I simply loved the experience, which allowed me to help plan a major event while developing necessary communication and cooperation skills with both other members of the committee and professionals, as well. Plus, the group of students I worked with ultimately all became my friends, which is an invaluable feeling!! - Josh Brown, HTS 2015, SAA Committee Chair
Mentor Jackets program is awesome. I not only have a wonderful mentor, but also ended up having a lifetime friend who can offer me advice and help whenever I need it. I will participate in this program every year. The program provides precious opportunities for students to connect closely with alumni. - Zhong Chen, Master's CS 2013, Mentor Jackets Participant
Being a part of the Student Alumni Association opened doors at Georgia Tech that I would never have dreamed of. During my time as a member of SAA, I was given the opportunity to coordinate a Dinner Jacket event with Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and a fellow Yellow Jacket. That was easily one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences from my time at Tech. Plus, I got a free steak out of it! - Imran Ali, MGT 2012, Dinner Jackets Participant