• 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • NACE 2016

NACE 2016 Insights on the Future of Career Services

The CampusTap team had an incredible week at this year’s NACE 2016 Conference & Expo in Chicago. From facilitating conversations on the strategies and benefits of collaboration between career services and alumni relations to attending interactive sessions and thought-provoking keynote addresses, the team is excited to share their key takeaways. Leading the Discussion Around Alumni [...]

  • New Alumni

Developing Students in Order to Develop New Alumni

With commencement season winding down, colleges and universities around the country are hosting reunions for all generations of their alumni — bringing back established and young alumni alike, as well as welcoming new graduates into the alumni community. During a recent segment of Advancement Live, Kim Brown, Director of Strategic Communications and Digital Engagement at [...]

  • Columbia Alumni Voices

Program Spotlight: Columbia U’s Alumni Voices

In August of 2015, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) launched its Alumni Voices portal — a survey panel representative of some 3,000 Columbia alumni committed to taking monthly surveys that would drive Alumni Association initiatives. This week on Higher Ed Live, Emily Morris, CAA’s director of marketing and digital initiatives, and Kenny Chen, CAA’s program [...]

  • Young Alumni Engagement

The Student View on Boosting Young Alumni Engagement

Graduation for the Class of 2016 marks the transition from being a student to becoming a professional. It’s also when colleges and universities no longer recognize 2016 graduates as students, but as alumni. In talking to different alumni relations representatives, we’ve found that, when approaching current students about the importance of donating and giving back [...]

  • Live Streaming

Invigorating Alumni Engagement Through Live Streaming

When Yale University experienced a 33.7 percent alumni donation rate this year — their lowest to date — Association of Yale Alumni Executive Director Jenny Chavira ’89, saw an opportunity to experiment with innovative methods to engage alumni. Twenty years ago, alumni donated money almost reflexively, but alumni in the last decade have exhibited hesitation [...]