Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Recent Alumni Advisory Board

The Recent Alumni Advisory Board was founded in 2000 to give alumni from the last decade an opportunity to stay connected to and support the Trulaske College of Business. The RAAB advises the college regarding its academic activities, supports programs and events, assists students in managing the school-to-work transition, and increases communication with, and involvement of, recent college alumni. In addition, the RAAB acts as the college’s alumni organization. With assistance from the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA), the RAAB provides various educational, developmental, and social services and activities to its constituency of business alumni and the University. Business Career Services (BCS) and the college's Advancement Office coordinate the RAAB.

Our Successes

  • Semi-annually facilitate alumni resume review program which serves hundreds of current students
  • Created a Job Search workshop series in partnership with BCS that serves current students
  • Advise on Professional Development Program workshops offered to current students
  • Involved more than 70 alumni through speaking at workshops, volunteering as mentors, and providing counsel to the college
  • Facilitated the renewal of the St. Louis and Kansas City Business School Alumni Chapters and creation of the Chicago, Dallas, and Denver Chapters
  • Achieved honors status with the Mizzou Alumni Association, which provided an additional $2,451 for the college's alumni activities and funded a $700 student scholarship
  • Created an annual “From Cornell to Corporate” series to guide students on transitioning from college to the work world
  • Formed a scholarship fund with donations specifically from recent alumni 

How We Support:

Student Development

  • Semi-annually facilitate alumni resume review program which serves hundreds of current students
  • Created a Job Search workshop series in partnership with BCS that serves current students
  • Participated in the creation of a popular job search class
  • Created professional development workshop series

Technology/Curriculum

  • Reviewed MAA website, compared to peer schools and made recommendations for improvements
  • Compared curriculum components to peer schools
  • Provided feedback on Accounting 2258 curriculum

Alumni Involvement

  • Involved alumni through speaking engagements, workshops, volunteering as mentors, and providing counsel to the college
  • Identified barriers to alumni involvement

Faculty and Staff

  • Facilitating workshops
  • Organizing guest speakers for classes
  • Assisting with technology and curriculum initiatives
  • Providing alumni resources for classroom activities  

Financial Growth

  • Achieved honors status with the MAA, which provided additional funding for the college's alumni and student activities