• 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 [...]

  • Student Philanthropy

Rutgers: Inspiring Student Philanthropy Through Education

There is an understanding at Rutgers University that the more educated a student is regarding philanthropy, the more inclined he or she will be to give as an alum. Which is why the Annual Giving department hired Lauren Redfern as Assistant Director of Student Philanthropy in the summer of 2014. In her three years and [...]

  • Webinar

Webinar: Merging Alumni Relations & Career Services

https://www.youtube.com/embed/z2jrbD-VZN4 For decades, Career Services and Alumni Relations have operated as sole entities in order to increase placement, career readiness, alumni engagement and donations. But in the past five years, colleges and universities are leveraging the mutual interest between students and alumni to connect these offices and drive higher engagement and outcomes. In CampusTap's latest [...]

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Alumni Relations, Career Services, Webinar|Tags: , , |
  • Northeastern University Networking

Inside Northeastern’s Circuit Approach to Industry Networking

In August of 2015, Northeastern University launched its Circuits program to connect students, parents and over 240,000 alumni who share similar interests in specific industries through programming focused on networking and knowledge sharing. Stemming from Northeastern’s Lead Dog initiative -- a corporate partnership with organizations such as Liberty Mutual, State Street, EMC and Philips which [...]

  • 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 Volunteering

Connecting Alumni Volunteering to the Career Mission

After largely operating as sole entities, in the past five years career services and alumni relations professionals are integrating their offices to increase placement, career readiness, alumni engagement and donations by creating alumni volunteering opportunities tied to the career narrative. CampusTap explored this early-stage development in the recently-released ebook, “Merging Alumni Relations & Career Services [...]

  • Career Development

How Data & Alignment Power Career Development at U of Rochester

The University of Rochester is heading into a pilot year aligning the Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center with alumni relations and advancement, but Joe Testani, assistant dean and executive director of the career and internship center, as well as Michelle Marks-Hook, assistant director of student/alumni engagement programs, have taken a systematic approach, using [...]

  • ACSN Elizabeth Wallencheck

UNC’s Methods for Alumni Career Counseling

With 66 percent of millennials expressing the desire to leave their organization by 2020, today’s alumni career services professionals are tasked with providing alumni career counseling regarding changes in professions. University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Director of Alumni Career Management Elizabeth Wallencheck recognizes recent graduates may already have “one foot out the door” at their [...]

  • 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 [...]