The Waypoint Society
A social and professional network of collaborative, passionate, and impactful West Point graduates who are committed to supporting other members in their pursuit of professional endeavors. The Waypoint Society serves as a medium for networking and assistance in all facets of professional life such as providing insight into top-tier programs and institutions, recommendations on career progression, and advice on new opportunities. The Waypoint Society is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)7 tax-exempt organization.
Members of the Waypoint Society graduated West Point from the classes of 1976-2016 and come from a diverse range of industries, companies, and graduate schools. These individuals collaborate with, mentor, and support other members of the Society who desire to pursue similar paths or to draw upon their experience and expertise.
Our members are employees at, alumni of, or students in the following schools and organizations:
It is imperative that talented graduates are selected for membership. This requires a vetting process which starts with current members nominating graduates in their social and professional networks who will be a strong fit.
Applicants are admitted after an admissions process which evaluates applicants’ demonstrated competencies and potential based on past success and commitment to the Society’s vision and values.
Each member receives the same application. Only ten members from each graduating class are admitted per year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applicants must be graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Applicants must be four years post-graduation at the time of acceptance into the Society. Applicants cannot be active corporate or employment recruiters and cannot engage in deceptive, fraudulent, illegal, racketeering, specious, or spurious business practices.
Only those who have been nominated will receive an application. It will be sent to an email address provided by the nominator. The applicant has approximately 8 weeks to finish the application and return to the Recruiting Committee.
The application includes biographical information, education information, employment information, and professional interests. Each applicant must write two essays (prompts are provided in the application). Applicants must also submit a professional resume and a studio quality head shot.
The primary benefit is access to the Waypoint Society Slack group which allows member to interact, network, and submit requests to the broader group. Other benefits include access to the Waypoint Society member directory for more fine-tuned outreach, and in-person networking opportunities—including meet-ups at bars and Army football tailgates.
Of course. Approximately 30% of the Waypoint Society is active duty.
No. The Waypoint Society is a non-profit corporation. The Board of Directors and all Officers work on a volunteer basis. All dues assessed are used to pay expenses. Any surplus is saved and will be used to pay for services that benefit members.
There is a one-time due of $35. These dues are used to pay for domain registration, web hosting, web design, etc.