• Digital Volunteering

Tying Digital Volunteering to Time, Talent & Treasure

In a recent Higher Ed Live broadcast, “Connecting Digital Engagement Initiatives to the Bottom Line,” Syracuse Director of Strategic Communications and Digital Engagement Kim Brown hosted Cornell Executive Director of Digital for Alumni Affairs and Development Andrew Gossen, and Union College Associate Director of Media Relations and Social Media Christen Gowan to discuss the ways [...]

  • All images courtesy Florida International University Alumni Association

FIU’s PAW Initiative for Student-Alumni Engagement

With 54,000 students and 200,000 alumni, Florida International University (FIU) is among the 10 largest universities in the nation -- as well as the top research institution in Florida -- and is constantly looking for opportunities to increase student-alumni engagement through campus events. To reach a large-scale audience, FIU developed Panther Alumni Week (PAW), where [...]

  • Professional Success Stories

How Alignment Sparks Professional Success at Longwood

In laying alumni relations over the career services narrative and vice versa at Longwood University, the Virginia institution is engaging students and alumni around a specific purpose: Creating professional success stories. Assistant Vice President of Alumni and Career Services Ryan Catherwood discussed merging alumni relations and career services with his supervisor before joining the university [...]

  • Colby College Career Center

Spotlight on Colby’s Powerful Professional Network

Since joining Colby College as vice president for College and Student Advancement, Dan Lugo has overseen the merging of career services and alumni relations, connecting students with alumni to create a powerful Colby professional network driving increased mentoring, networking, internship and career opportunities. Colby is among a number of institutions fusing elements of alumni relations [...]

  • DePaul University

Building DePaul’s Extensive Alumni Mentor Network

Through DePaul University’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) platform, the Alumni Career Services department has been able to build a network of 1,000 alumni mentors working one-on-one with students. Leslie Chamberlain, associate director of Alumni Career Services, gave a recent presentation at the Alumni Career Services (ACSN) 2016 Annual Conference to discuss how DePaul and other [...]

  • University of Michigan Alumni Association

U-M’s Approach to Multi-Generational Alumni Needs

At the 2016 Alumni Career Services Network conference, University of Michigan Career Development Manager of the Alumni Association Amy Hayes led the breakout session “Transforming Career Services for All of Today’s Alumni,” where she discussed how the career development team used the institution’s five-year strategic planning process to reassess how they could improve their available [...]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: ACSN 2016, Alumni Relations, Career Services|Tags: , , |
  • CASE 2016

5 CASE 2016 Sessions Exploring Advancement’s Future

In less than one week, the annual meeting of senior higher education advancement professionals takes place in New York City, as the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2016 Summit rolls into town. With a number of advancement leaders and business executives facilitating forward-thinking conversations on alumni affinity groups, advancement in the global [...]

July 13th, 2016|Categories: Advancement, Alumni Relations, CASE 2016|Tags: , , |
  • Liberal Arts

Career Benefits of Merging Liberal Arts and Technical Skills

According to Rochester Institute of Technology Senior Associate Vice President and Director of Career Services and Cooperative Education Manny Contomanolis, 87.9 percent of students attend college with “the goal of getting a better job.” As a result, they gravitate away from liberal arts and towards the major they feel will make them the most marketable [...]

  • ACSN 2016

ACSN 2016: 5 Can’t-Miss Sessions and Presenters

The 2016 Alumni Career Services Network Conference (ACSN) is heading to Fort Worth, Texas for the 11th annual affair facilitating discussion on engaging and directing alumni, using technology and social media in career services and navigating the hidden job market. CampusTap is excited to be attending ACSN 2016, and to help best prepare alumni career [...]

July 7th, 2016|Categories: ACSN 2016, Alumni Relations, Career Services|Tags: , , |
  • Summer Send-off

Summer Send-Offs: The First Step to College Success

In “Summer Send-off: What’s the ROI” on Higher Ed Live, Syracuse Director of Strategic Communications and Digital Engagement Kim Brown hosted UCLA Assistant Director of Bruin Recruitment Amber Buggs and NYU Assistant Director for Regional Alumni Outreach and Programs Jenni Peterson to get a closer look into how student affairs, alumni relations and parent councils [...]