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BENEFITS LIST

News and Class Notes | Alumni Networks and Online Networking
On-Campus Benefits | Education and Alumni Mentoring Program
Additional Benefits and Discounts | Finance and Insurance Services

 
 

NEWS & CLASS NOTES

ElumniMail - Members receive an electronic newsletter highlighting upcoming events, new member benefits and volunteer opportunities. To view current and past issues, click here.

Please make sure to keep your email up-to-date! If you have changed your email address please click here.

Cal State L.A. Today - Members receive the official Cal State L.A. Today Magazine. This campus publication is produced quarterly and feature stories, alumni class notes, campus news and events.

The Alumni Association also has a section in this publication under "Alumni News." It features Alumni news stories, upcoming Alumni events, and new benefits. It's another way for you to stay connected and engaged with your Alumni Association!

For more information, please visit Cal State L.A. Today Online.

If you would like to update your subscription, please click here.

Class Notes - Career Changes and Personal Milestones listed in Class Notes.

Keep us informed of your progress and whereabouts so your career moves and other accomplishments can be published in Cal State L.A. Today. To take advantage of this benefit, click here to fill out the Class Notes Form.

 
 

ALUMNI NETWORKS & ONLINE NETWORKING

Alumni Networks - The Alumni Association sponsors networks that are organized by profession. Active networks currently include the Business Alumni Network, Education Alumni Network, Engineering Alumni Network, Entertainment and the Arts Alumni Network and the Nursing Alumni Network. Alumni Networks offer an array of educational, career oriented and social programs... they also provide you with the opportunity to "NETWORK" with fellow alumni!

"Golden Eagle" Online Community - The Cal State L.A. Alumni Association is adding to your online experience and expanding networking opportunities with "official" group pages on LinkedIn and Facebook. These online networking and social sites can help you develop a community of friends, colleagues, and new contacts for professional and social purposes.

FacebookFacebook is a social networking site. Users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school, or college, or other characteristics. With more than 1,500 members and growing, the official Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Facebook Page is the place to get news, events, new membership benefits, share photos, and connect with fellow alumni members! To connect, click here.

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site mainly used for professional networking. Currently more than 26,000 Cal State L.A. alumni and students in LinkedIn and over 1,800 members of the Cal State L.A. Alumni Association LinkedIn Group today! To connect, click here.

 
 

ON-CAMPUS BENEFITS

Cal State L.A. Library & CSU Libraries Access - Cal State L.A. Alumni Association members are entitled to the following library privileges at JFK Memorial Library:
  • Borrow circulating books for four weeks and may renew books once for an additional four weeks
  • Check out ten books at any given time and are subject to recall
  • Access to most of the library's non-circulating materials and other resources including government publications, reference books and periodicals, and special collection materials

To take advantage of this benefit, present your membership card at the JFK Memorial Library Palmer Wing and you will be given a bar code to use at the library. Resources at other CSU libraries may also be used with your alumni card. Call the circulation desk of the CSU library you want to visit for more information.

Cal State L.A. College of Extended Studies and International Programs (CESIP) - Cal State L.A. Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount on most on-campus classes. The discount is only applicable to a limited number of online classes. Be sure to present your membership card when registering for an Extended Education course to take advantage of your membership benefits.

CESIP offers courses and programs needed for professional certification, career training, and personal enrichment - all at convenient times and locations to fit your busy work schedule. Classes include programs in Paralegal Studies, Legal Interpretation and Translation, and Tax and Accounting Seminars.

Extended Education features a new CFP® Certification Education Program, offering 5 personal financial planning courses in an accelerated, online format - ideal to meet the needs of professionals in this field seeking to qualify for the CFP® designation. Cal State L.A. Alumni Association members will receive a $25 tuition discount on any individual course for which they enroll in this new program. For further information, and to view the catalogue, go to http://www.calstatela.edu/extension and click on "Business Programs".

For more information, you can contact the College of Extended Studies and International Programs at (323) 343-4900.

Cal State L.A. Career Development Center - As a valued member of the Alumni Association, you are invited to attend the many seminars and job fairs hosted by the Center for Career Planning and Placement. Recently, the Alumni Association has partnered with the Cal State L.A. Career Development Center to offer services to Alumni Association Members free of charge! To take advantage of the many services offered by the Center, just show your membership card. Some of the programs include:

  • Career Center Workshops
  • Employer Job Listing Information
  • Career/Job Fairs
  • Eagle iJobs Password and Access
  • On-Campus Interviews
  • Individual Career Counseling
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Career Testing
  • Career Information/Decision-Making Program

To access the Cal State L.A. Career Development Center and to get more information, please visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/cdc/ or contact (323) 343-3237.

Free Parking - Members can request free campus parking twice a quarter (excluding Alumni Association and University events and holidays) . Spaces are limited and subject to availability during Welcome Center hours only.

To take advantage of this benefit, contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) during normal business hours at least 48 hours in advance and we will request a space for you.

Cal State L.A. University Bookstore - Members receive a 10% discount on most purchases at the University Bookstore (textbooks & food / beverages excluded). To take advantage of this benefit, present your membership card at the register. For more information, call the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500.

Luckman Fine Arts - Members receive a 20% discount on regular performances at the Luckman Theatre on the Cal State L.A. campus. Discounts on some special engagements may be excluded. To take advantage of this benefit, present your membership card when ordering tickets. For more information, call the Luckman Theatre Box Office at (323) 343-6600 or click here.

Cal State L.A. Athletics - Cal State L.A. Athletics offers a new and exciting benefit to Cal State L.A. Alumni Association members. Alumni Association members, and a guest, will be admitted FREE to all Golden Eagles regular season home sporting events when they present their Association ID at the ticket booth. Come out and support your favorite Golden Eagles teams!

Log onto the new Golden Eagles website or call (323) 343-3080 for schedules and more information.

El Pollo Loco - Show your Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Card and get 20% OFF with the purchase of $5 or more! Valid only at the Cal State L.A. Campus Location (323) 343-6728.

Juice It Up - Show your Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Card and get 10% OFF!
Valid only at the Cal State L.A. Campus Location.

 
 

EDUCATION & ALUMNI MENTORING PROGRAM

Kaplan Test Prep - Cal State L.A. Alumni Association and Kaplan have partnered to offer Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Members 10% off Kaplan Grad Courses. For nearly 70 years, Kaplan, the world leader in test preparation, has helped more than 4 million students achieve their educational and career goals.

To take advantage of this discount, contact the Alumni Center at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) or email alum@cslanet.calstatela.edu for the promotion code.

Alumni Mentoring Program - The Cal State L.A. Alumni Mentoring Program serves as a forum where current students and alumni receive firsthand insight and direction on educational options, goal setting, career choices, and networking opportunities.

With Mentors sharing their valuable experience, they are helping to shape and define these students and alumni professional's future. Additionally, the Alumni Mentoring is an excellent way to meet and interact with other friends and alumni of the University. To learn more about the program and to sign up, please click here.

 
 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS

ScholarShare - The Cal State L.A. Alumni Association is pleased to add to its list of sponsors, ScholarShare, California's 529 college savings plan. Saving enough to pay for college can seem overwhelming, but an early start, good planning and regular contributions can help you put a child's college education within reach.

Any earnings on investments can grow tax-deferred, and withdrawals, when used for tuition and other qualified expenses, are federal and state tax-free. The money saved in a ScholarShare account can be used at most accredited two-year and four-year colleges and universities, eligible foreign institutions and many vocational-technical schools. And the funds may be used for qualified higher education expenses including tuition, books and certain room and board costs at many colleges. The minimum contribution to start an account for your child, grandchild, relative or friend is $25.

To learn more, visit www.scholarshare.com, or call 1-800-544-5248.The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is administered by the ScholarShare Investment Board, an agency of the State of California. Neither the principal deposited nor the investment return is guaranteed by the State of California, ScholarShare Investment Board or any affiliate thereof, or the federal government or any agency thereof. Units of the portfolios are municipal securities and may be subject to market volatility and fluctuation.

Parking Spot - Cal State L.A. Alumni Association travelers SAVE $$$:

The Parking Spot Century - 5701 W Century Blvd, 866-SPOT LAX (776-8529)
The Parking Spot Sepulveda - 9101 S Sepulveda Blvd, 866-826-2509

Service Posted Rate* Discount Discounted Rate*
Uncovered Self Park $12.95 20% $10.36
Covered Self Park $16.95 20% $13.56
Valet $18.95 20% $15.16
* Rates do not include 10% city tax. Posted rates are subject to change without notice.

Here's a list of reasons for you to use The Parking Spot:

  • No blackout dates for your Cal State L.A. Alumni Association discount when used for either business or leisure travel
  • On demand shuttle service with five to 10 minute frequency
  • SpotClubExec card program allows you to obtain a pre-programmed discount and reward card free of charge to Cal State L.A. Alumni Association (earn points redeemable for parking)
    All locations are open 24/7
  • Different levels of parking available; uncovered and covered self park and valet
    24-hour roaming security and surveillance cameras in the facilities and DriveCam® in the shuttles
  • USA Today available in the morning (while supplies last)
  • Complimentary chilled bottled water available at the lobby

For detailed information on rates and directions, find out about other locations and our current discounts for Cal State L.A. Alumni Association travelers, or, to request a SpotClubExec card, please visit: The Parking Spot, or, use your corporate code: Cali1864.

Questions? Please contact Therese Jacobson at: TJacobson@theparkingspot.com.

1800 Flowers @ Alhambra - Members of the Cal State L.A. Alumni Association save up to 20%. Valid only at the 1100 West Valley Blvd. Alhambra, CA location. For more information call (626) 281-0927. (Some exclusions apply)

Working Advantage - The Cal State L.A. Alumni Association is pleased to offer a great benefit, Working Advantage. With Working Advantage, you can save up to 40% on movie tickets and up to 37% on BLOCKBUSTER movie rentals nationwide. Working Advantage also offers incredible discounts on Broadway Theatre, theme parks, sporting events, family events, online shopping, gift certificates, seasonal ski tickets and more.

To register for discounts, click here. Enter the Member ID number from your Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Membership Packet. If you lost your packet, please contact the Alumni Center at (323) 343-ALUM (2586).

Office Depot - Save on most office supplies* at Office Depot.

  • Immediate savings!
  • Special discount pricing!
  • The buying power of 215,000 Cal State L.A. Alumni!
  • Valid throughout the United States!

Sign Up Today (PDF)

* Printer cartridges and inks, furniture, electronics, computers are not included. Discount program subject to change without notice due to contractual limitations.

Ultimate Exposures - Cal State L.A. Alumni Association members get 10% off wedding and special event photography! For more information, visit www.ultimateexposures.com or contact 877-ULT-EXPO.

Moving Day Boxes - Cal State L.A. Alumni Association members get 10% discount on orders of moving boxes and moving supplies. For more information, click here.

Car Rental

 

Enterprise Rent-A-CarSave up to 10% off! Visit www.enterprise.com and enter the promo code. When prompted, enter CAL in the corporate code box. Contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) to get the promo code for the discount.

 

AlamoSave up to 10% off! Click here for online reservations and enter the Promotion Code ID to receive this special offer. Contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) to get the promo code for the discount.

 

Food Discounts *

 

QdobaShow your Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Card and get 10% OFF.

Restrictions may apply & discount subject to change.
Valid only at 1129 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra CA, 91803
(626) 570-6711

Souplantation Show your Cal State L.A. Alumni Assocition Card and get 15% OFF!

Valid only at 2131 W. Commonwealth Avenue Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 458-1173

 

Sizzler Show your Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Card and get 15% OFF!

Valid only at 2201 W. Commonwealth Avenue Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 570-9695

 

Dona Roasa Show your Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Card and get 10% OFF!

Valid only at 577 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 449-2999

 

Just GrillinShow your Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Card and get 15% OFF on any combo meal or salad.

Valid only at 1129 S. Fremont Avenue Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 576-1111

* Discounts are subject to change without notice due to contractual limitations.

 
 

FINANCES AND INSURANCES SERVICES

Cal State L.A. Federal Credit Union

Members are eligible to join the Cal State L.A. Federal Credit Union with a minimum $25 deposit, plus a $5 one time membership fee. The Credit Union is a full service financial institution offering free Online Banking and Bill Payer service. To take advantage of this benefit, present your membership card when joining. For more information call the Cal State L.A. Federal Credit Union at (323) 505-2600 or visit their web site by clicking here.

Mercer

Mercer

As a Cal State L.A. alum, you can take advantage of simplified and worry-free protection when it comes to securing essential auto, homeowners, life and health insurance. This protection is available to you at special member-only rates and discounts through Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC. To learn more and enroll, click here or call 1-888-560-ALUM (2586).

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual
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Special Offer on Auto and Home Insurance

As an alum of Cal State L.A. you could receive exclusive savings on Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance. 1 We offer personalized coverage, Multi-Car and Multi-Policy Discounts, 24-Hour Claims Assistance and more. Liberty Mutual is trusted countrywide for quality coverage and exceptional service. Visit Liberty Mutual for a free quote.

1Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify. Please consult a Liberty Mutual sales representative for additional information.