Member Benefits

Time is a precious commodity as we juggle careers, relationships with family and friends and much more. The hurried pace of life in and near a large city adds to this time crunch. As we consider becoming involved with a new group, it makes sense to consider… how will this investment of time benefit me?

The Boston Executive Club meets twice a year: traditionally we gather once in the fall and again in the spring. We enjoy informal networking in advance of our formal program, which is typically followed by an interactive Q&A session.

BECUM is open to all UMaine alumni and there are no membership fees to join or participate. Programs target executive and management-level professionals from many fields, including biotechnology and medicine, law, government,  finance, education and non-profit sectors, and more.

Members indicate that BECUM events deliver the following benefits

  • Professional networking, which is valuable whether you are looking for upward mobility, a lateral shift to a different field, new talent for your business, collaborators, or colleagues.
  • Personal networking, which is especially valuable in a metropolitan environment where relationships can be “many” but deeper friendships, based on shared traditions and values, can be few and far between.
  • Learning experiences, as you hear from UMaine’s top faculty, coaches and administrators about the challenges facing higher education today, and what this environment means for you as a leader in your field, and as a member of society.
  • An opportunity to hear news from UMaine and the state of Maine that is likely to be of particular interest to alumni.
  • An opportunity to take advantage of the many professional and personal benefits of joining the UMaine at UMass Club, as part of the University of Massachusetts Club in downtown Boston. For more information on joining the Club, call 617.287.3030.

Many BECUM members also choose to participate in additional UMaine activities such as those offered by the Black Bears of Boston. We also invite all BECUM members to come back to campus!  We can make arrangements for you to connect with a faculty member or to speak with current students about your professional experiences. BECUM involvement is flexible by design, so you can be involved as little or as much as you’d like.