We write a lot about higher education, but Switchboard also partners with independent schools.
St. Andrew's College PROFILE
- Private boarding & day school
- Located in Ontario, Canada
- 620 students, Grades 5-12
- 6,000 alumni or "Old Boys"
Alumni and advancement offices at independent schools face many of the same challenges that their college and university counterparts do. Connecting constituents, maintaining relationships, and managing limited staff time are just a few.
We asked Old Boy Officer Nick J.S. Weedon at St. Andrew's College to tell us how Switchboard helps his office overcome those challenges.
What excites you most about what Switchboard can do for St. Andrew's and its community?
The thought, which has now been put into action, that Old Boys from around the world can connect in a meaningful way. Whether they are travelling, looking for advice, or offering internships, there are Old Boys willing and now able to assist. Switchboard will bring our global network of Old Boys closer together and provide more value added to the education and experience they received at St. Andrew's.
Out of all your other options, why did you choose to partner with Switchboard?
We chose Switchboard for its simple approach and ability to address mentorship, networking, internships, etc. So much can be achieved through one, straightforward platform that we believe our Old Boys will like.
What problem does Switchboard help you solve that you couldn’t solve before?
Mainly, the ability for Old Boys to connect with having to go through the Alumni & Advancement Office.