For BCT (and BMATWT) Alumni

Welcome back to the BCT website! Now that you are enjoying your professional life, stay in contact with former classmates, and grow your professional network using the various alumni lists and groups that we are maintaining. You are also very much invited to attend any of the public and alumni events that the program holds every year.

You can network with other BCT alumni and receive our news and updates using any of the following links:

Alumni email list (for news, discussions and job offers). Register with a non-UMass, non-work email (e.g. a personal Gmail address).

LinkedIn BCT Alumni Group (for discussions and jobs). This connects your LinkedIn profile to us.

Facebook Page (for news and discussions)

Facebook BCT Alumni Group (for discussions)

Bob HastingsDirect Contact:

At UMass, you can reach out to any BCT faculty or the program director via our contact form or phone and direct email.

You can also contact one of our BCT Alumni Community Managers. These amazing folks are active in our alumni community and are organizing get-togethers, providing career advice, and the like:

  • Zach Kushner (currently working at Gilbane Building Company, Springfield, MA). Contact: LinkedIn
  • Bob Hastings (currently working at Thompson Creek Window Company, Annapolis, MD). Contact: , LinkedIn

For Graduating BCT Students

UMass Alumni AssociationAs you all know, a good professional network is crucial to success in the “real world”. It can provide you with advice and feedback, job opportunities, and support for when professional life throws a curve ball at you. Having studied in BCT, you have already built up personal connections to fellow students that will be available to you even after you leave UMass. The university and BCT have various resources and are holding events specifically to help you build and maintain that network.

Upon graduation from BCT, you will receive an Alumni ID. Your first step then should be to register with the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.

This has various benefits for you – for example, you can get an alumni association forwarding email. It also allows us to better stay in touch with you. You will then be able to receive occasional notices of events at BCT.

We also encourage you to link to us using the various social media connections mentioned on top of this page under “For BCT (and BMATWT) Alumni”. That way, you will get notified when we are organizing events or have job offers that may be of interest.

Either way, we hope you check back in every once in a while and let us know what became of you. We are always curious to hear about our graduating students’ career paths.