Alumni Career Communities Checklist

 Alumni career communities checklist

Alumni career communities are networks used by career services and alumni relations offices to deliver value to their constituents at scale. As institutions demand more from these offices, career communities can help us meet the needs of our constituents efficiently.

We spoke with dozens of schools to put together this two-page checklist to help you implement career communities of your own. Fill out the form below to get the PDF.

How The Ohio State University Engages and Gathers Insight from 550,000 Alumni

How The Ohio State University Engages and Gathers Insight from 550,000 Alumni

Few institutions have as many alumni as The Ohio State University, with its 550,000 Buckeyes worldwide. But we all face similar challenges when it comes to keeping our alumni engaged at scale from afar.

Ohio State launched an online community called the Buckeye Room to solve those problems. They use the Buckeye Room to gather information on their alumni, solicit feedback, and keep them engaged.

We asked Molly Schmied, Director of Market Research & Insights in the Office of Advancement, to share more about the project and what other institutions can learn from it.

How Union College's Garnet Society Revolutionized the Student Alumni Association Model

How Union College's Garnet Society Revolutionized the Student Alumni Association Model

Student alumni associations are nothing new. Their mission: To bridge the gap between students and alumni and to prevent the engagement drop off that occurs when students transition into alumnihood.

But not every student alumni association accomplishes those goals. Those that do, and do it well, are notable. That's why Union College's Garnet Society should be a model for anyone running or thinking about starting a student alumni association.

We asked Union's Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement, Damond Heath, to explain The Garnet Society's success and how its unique system of governance is at its root.

Why Davidson is Publishing a Print Alumni Directory for the First Time in Over a Decade

Why Davidson is Publishing a Print Alumni Directory for the First Time in Over a Decade

Printed alumni directories are largely a thing of the past.

But for one school that gets requests from alumni for printed directories every week, resurrecting the practice became an appealing way to satisfy their constituents and update their contact information at the same time.

Davidson College's Director of Alumni Relations Marya Howell explained why her office decided to take on the project.

Scaling and Crowdsourcing Career Expertise

Scaling and Crowdsourcing Career Expertise

A seismic change is occurring in higher education. Some schools are not surviving, and only the innovative are thriving. To stay competitive, schools need to prove their worth to an increasingly skeptical audience. Career services can be on the front lines of that fight. Those with the ability to meet the needs of their students and alumni at scale have the competitive advantage.