19 Advancement Predictions for 2019

Chris Marshall makes his 19 Advancement predictions for 2019 – share yours now!

Talking Career Mastermind Groups

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.

19 Advancement Predictions for 2019 – Part 2

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.

Say Goodbye to your Graduating Class. Forever.

The countdown has started. It is already March, and for many schools, it is just 12 weeks until graduation.

Online Alumni Networks – An Understanding

In this blog I will be discussing online alumni networks and illuminating some of Graduway’s independent research.   Have you ever wondered which type of alumni are the best at online alumni networking? Are men more active at alumni networking than women, or the other way around?  And which groups are most active in online alumni […]

The Secret To Building An Alumni Social Network

This blog will be outlining the secret to building an Alumni social network.  Do you have a group of old, trusted, close friends that meets up every now and again?

Most Powerful Alumni Networks – McKinsey, LinkedIn or Harvard Business School?

Ask an average person in the street, which are the most powerful alumni networks in the world and I suggest they will reply with one of the three following answers: McKinsey, LinkedIn or Harvard Business School.

Importance of Alumni Networks: How Schools Make A Bad First Impression

This blog will be discussing the importance of Alumni Networks and how schools making a bad impression can undermine this importance.  Most people when asked would agree that first impressions are critical in life.

Engaging Alumni Means You Can’t Be Afraid of Your Alumni

Let’s face it, most Alumni Relations Directors are a little afraid of their alumni and they certainly don’t want unhappy alumni. To some extent this is completely understandable. Unhappy alumni can be extremely vocal.

Don’t Waste the Chinese Alumni Opportunity

This blog will be discussing the changes in international alumni relations and the opportunity that the growing number of Chinese alumni represents.  The number of international students continues to grow each year. Yet for most schools, their approach to alumni relations has remained the same. It feels like education institutions do not give sufficient attention […]