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 […]

Alumni Networking: Why Alumni First Impressions Matter

Imagine you are an alum who logs into their school alumni networking platform for the very first time. Within milliseconds, the alum realizes that it is a dead alumni network. There is no alumni networking going on here.  A ghost-town. Clearly no one has visited the site for a long time and there seems to […]

The Online Network – Returning That Intimacy?

It’s my birthday.  39 years old today, and your online network probably told you that. And who remembered that it’s my birthday?  Well a curious group of people.

The 50 Most Powerful Alumni Networks – Really?

This blog post will discuss my view on the process of alumni ranking and networks. I saw an interesting post last week from my respected colleague Andy Shaindlin that got me thinking. Andy’s blog How Not to Rank Alumni Networks? gave a critique of the ranking of alumni networks provided by The Economist.