Chris Marshall makes his 19 Advancement predictions for 2019 – share yours now!
Taking advantage of Career Week 2019 at Columbia University in the City of New York, Chris Marshall, Hassan Akmal, and Mark Carter, sit down to discuss career services, alumni relations and mentoring.
Continuing on from my post last week, I have penned 19 (+1 bonus!) Advancement predictions for this new year. Last week you read 1-9, enjoy the rest.
It’s a new year and we’re all strategically trying to plan our activities according to our respective goals and targets. These are the first 9 of my 19 Advancement predictions – I would love to hear yours!
Embrace the digital tools out there to help pair mentors and mentees. Keep that human touch where possible. Facilitate contact between mentors and mentees, but don’t become overbearing. Give options: there is no right or wrong way to be a mentor or mentee! Don’t limit mentoring to just one group: just because it’s been […]
In the ideal world, where Alumni Relations and Career Services fully collaborate, there are still other barriers that can stifle the functioning of a successful mentoring program. 1.Cultivate the love A study conducted by Alumni Monitor in 2015, polled more than 1000 Alumni of U.S higher education institutions. It looked at the correlation between fundraising […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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