The Value of Engaging Your Young Alumni

This blog is based upon an interview with Chris Marshall and an interesting discussion we had in regards to the true value of engaging your young alumni and newly graduated students. Chris currently serves as President of Graduway North America after years as an alumni engagement consultant and working with over 100 top clients on […]

The Benefits of Flash Mentoring

This blog will be discussing the phenomenon of Flash Mentoring, its benefits and why it is of such interest to thought leaders.  Today, mentoring is often like speed dating. A mentor can commit to having a ten minute conversation with a student interested in his/her career. All it takes is a connection, through a digital […]

The Anatomy of the Ideal Mentoring Program

This article will be discussing the relationship between Alumni Relations and Careers Services and how their relationship can accelerate or decelerate a mentoring program.   The success of a mentoring program relies largely on the state of the relationship between the Career Services and the Alumni Relations departments and whether they choose to coordinate and collaborate. Once they […]

Why Can’t You Scale Your Mentoring?

In this blog I will be discussing how to scale your mentoring programs to the next level and some of the barriers inhibiting scaling your mentoring.    Ask a typical school to rate how strong their mentoring program is. The typical answer goes something like this: “We have a world-class mentoring program.  We have been […]

The Future of Mentoring

What will mentoring the future of mentoring look like? Let me share 8 possible predictions: For the Many and not the Few The first and most obvious observation is that mentoring will cease to be a small and exclusive subset of a student body. Mentoring for the masses is an irresistible trend for those institutions […]

Graduway Acquires VineUp

Graduway, the world’s leading provider of alumni software, has acquired VineUp for an undisclosed amount. VineUp is a top supplier of career mentoring software for higher education in the US, UK and Australia.  This acquisition further strengthens Graduway’s position as the market leader for alumni networking and mentoring software.  As part of the transaction, all […]

Graduway Acquires CampusTap Inc. Assets

Graduway, the world’s leading provider of alumni networking and mentoring platforms, today announced it has acquired the alumni relations and career services assets of CampusTap, Inc. This acquisition further strengthens Graduway’s position as the world’s largest provider of alumni engagement and mentoring software. Graduway CEO and Founder, Daniel Cohen commented, “We are very excited to […]

IDPE and Graduway Announce Major Partnership

The Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE) and Graduway are delighted to announce a new major partnership for 2018. Cutting edge alumni relations intelligence The purpose of this collaboration is to bring cutting edge alumni relations intelligence, technology and best practice to IDPE members, taking alumni engagement in UK schools to a new level. […]

Alumni Relations – Don’t Compete, Collaborate!

One of the most unique characteristics of alumni relations professionals is their willingness to share best practices among each other. In fact, I cannot think of another industry that demonstrates this amazing quality to such a high level.

Is There A Self-Esteem Issue in Alumni Relations?

Despite the somewhat provocative title to this blog, I think there is an issue in the alumni relations profession that is rarely spoken about; low self-esteem.

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