Our Partners

Our partner schools use Switchboard because it generates positive outcomes for their students and alumni every day. Read more below about how our partners at these institutions are using Switchboard to further their alumni relations, career services, and advancement goals.

Francesca Shanks
Former Editor & Social Media Specialist
Williams COLLEGE

"The Williams community is passionate, supportive and respectful; Switchboard helps set that tone online and helps us get the word out about interesting community events, ask for and offer advice about careers and internships, and connect with one another in a useful, meaningful way."

Ma'ayan Plaut
manager, Social Strategy & Projects
Oberlin College

"I decided that if we couldn’t find the money to fund the initial demo, I would give a second donation to Oberlin this fiscal year specifically earmarked to pilot it. I wanted Switchboard so badly as a user that I was not only willing to put my own money toward it, but convince others to do so as well."

Mike Teskey
Director, Alumni & Parent Relations
Reed College

“One aspect of our mission, simply stated, is to connect alumni to the college and with each other. Switchboard can facilitate these interactions and be the forum in which Reedies experience positive and fruitful interactions. I have long felt this was a missing element in how we communicate with one another."

Colleen Sump
Former Director, Parent & Alumni Engagement
Willamette University

"We surveyed alumni to see how often they were being contacted through the career adviser program and found that the majority of people had never been contacted at all. This was a huge missed opportunity. Switchboard casts the net much wider. It's our network—on steroids."

Craig Swinyard
Director, Alumni Relations
University of Portland

"Prior to Switchboard, we always lacked an efficient way to connect our community members to one another for the purpose of asking for help and offering support. Switchboard has been the perfect solution because now our community members have access to everyone's network."

Courtney Stricklin
Assistant Director for Employer Relations
Occidental College

"The team at Switchboard really is incredible and continues to be responsive to our questions. Combined with the easy-to-use interface and excellent platform design, we've had only positive reviews from students, alumni, staff and parents."

Richard Berman
Director, Career Exploration & Development
Denison University

"Denisonians help one another. We offer our shoulders to stand on. We reach hands forward and we lift others, and ourselves, up. There is no doubt Switchboard is helping our community make the human and humane connections so reflective of the Denison ethos and spirit."

Other Partners


What Leaders in Higher Education Are Saying

Andy Shaindlin
Alumni Futures

"Switchboard makes the network's value tangible for alumni, students, and for their alma mater. It enhances community by enabling people to do things that matter to them."

Tara Laskowski
CASE Currents

"Alumni offices want a robust and engaged network. Alumni want connections, freebies, and a helping hand. Switchboard can build you a stronger and happier university community."

Senator Bob Kerrey
President Emeritus
The New School

"The best alumni relations enables graduates to help and be helped by each other and their alma mater. Switchboard is an easy, low-cost way to do just that. Switchboard creates a 24/7 community that gives and gets the assistance alumni need." 


What Switchboard Users Are Saying

Caroline '14
Reed College

"All of the people I've connected with on Switchboard have been excited to help in whatever way they can.

I show Switchboard off to friends from other schools and usually get a kind of jealous response like, 'I wish my school had that.'"

Zina '12
Reed College

"Switchboard is the best platform we have to connect alumni. I have met Reedies through Switchboard I never would have been able to find otherwise.

It makes me feel embraced by the alumni network in a way that I could not have imagined while I was still a student."

William '10
Oberlin College

"On Switchboard, I can offer help to current students knowing that they are inquisitive and hard-working, and I can receive advice from older alums who have the experience of striving for positive change in this world on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, decade-long basis."

Eric '14
Reed College

"I'm a first-generation college graduate from a low-income family. As someone who knew I wouldn't be able to turn to family for my economic security, there have been moments when I've felt overwhelmed and disempowered.

Switchboard gave me the chance to step into a network of big-hearted, community-minded Reedies that was there all along."

Anna '15
Reed College

“Unlike Facebook or Twitter, where I’m connected to my peers, people my age, Switchboard allows me to connect and reach out to many generations of alumni.

And that is a rare and special opportunity, because those people have a lot of wisdom, they have a lot of experience, and they have a lot of connections.”

Still Want to know more?

Our partner schools love Switchboard because their communities love Switchboard.

Download our informational booklet for a behind-the-scenes view of  how Switchboard can engage your alumni network and answers to your questions about the platform.