• Caltech Director of Communications for the Division of Engineering and Applied Science Trity Pourbahrami

The Caltech Storyteller Elevating Community and Awareness in Science and Engineering

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is among the standard-bearers in education, research and innovation in the field of applied sciences and engineering. Trity Pourbahrami, Director of Communications for the Caltech Division of Engineering and Applied Science, upholds that same level of excellence in sharing the stories of the institutions’ immensely successful and diverse students, faculty [...]

  • Undergraduate Experience

Quantifying Undergraduate Experience & Alumni Engagement

It’s widely understood that a positive undergraduate experience encourages students to give back to their institution monetarily and non-monetarily after they graduate. But, up until recently, the relationship between the two has yet to be quantified. Before becoming the Director of Alumni Engagement at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Joseph Volin conducted the necessary research and [...]

  • Webinar

Webinar: Investing in Network & Corporate-Based Affinity Groups

In the current landscape of alumni engagement, institutions around the country have recognized two consistencies: No matter where alumni are in their career, they are expressing a need for career programming and professional development. In a job market that is continually evolving, it's difficult for institutions to meet those alumni needs solely through their alumni [...]

  • ASU Mobile Giving for Alumni Donors

5 Mobile Giving Strategies to Draw Alumni Donors

After revealing that 84 percent of millennials made a charitable donation in 2014, the 2015 Millennial Impact Report proved that millennials are active donors despite assumptions that they may be unwilling or unable to make financial gifts early in their career. The same survey also revealed that the majority of those charitable donations were made [...]

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  • GW Alumni Industry Groups

GW’s Strategy to Restructure Alumni Industry Groups

After not achieving the desired results from two industry alliances focused on fundraising and development, the George Washington University conducted an Alumni Attitude Survey. Upon analyzing the results, Joshua Hiscock, executive director of Alumni Benefits & Services, found alumni seek more career programming and more networking, and felt they couldn’t necessarily connect with GW through [...]

  • Alumni Career Coaching

FIU’s Maria Tomaino’s Alumni Career Coaching Method

Florida International University (FIU) Associate Director of Alumni Career Development Maria Tomaino holds the responsibility of educating and empowering a 215,000 alumni population through a myriad of decisions they face regarding their job-search strategy and overall alumni career coaching approach. In leading alumni career services efforts at the fourth-largest institution in the country, Tomaino focuses [...]

  • 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 [...]

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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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]