Foraging: Our Alumni Networking in Action

It’s blackberry season. This year, there’s a bumper crop. So far this month, I have filled baskets of blackberries. For anyone who is a foraging enthusiast like I am, you will know what a meditative practice it can be. In the weeks prior to my book launch (30th of September!) this remains a welcome escape. […]

Let’s ask more from the University-Alumni relationship! – University Business article

Low expectations. I’ve often thought we need to raise the expectations of the relationship between university and its alumni community. Boiling it down to career development for alumni and donations by alumni is doing the relationship a disservice. In my article in University Business magazine, I argue that we do need to raise our expectations. A key quote: “Alumni […]

Is Higher Education Worth It? Start with Your Alumni Network

At graduation, questions pop up on the value of a higher education degree. I was contacted by Transforming Society Blog to write a piece to offer some insights into some ways alumni networks add value to students. (Side note: I love this photo associated with the blog! It’s very appropriate for the power of our […]

Vlog: Doing Diaspora with Dr Martin Russell of The Networking Institute (55 min)

Diaspora and alumni are close cousins. In my interview with Martin, we explore alumni as affinity diaspora. We often associate affinity for alumni with institution. Alumni can also hold a deep affinity to their country, region or city of study. Our conversation also explores the diaspora-alumni links in networking, the role of introverts, corporate alumni, […]

Vlog: Be Curious with Dr Hilary Curry – Alumni as Community (27 min)

Alumni connections can happen in all types of guises. Hilary and I went to the Encounters with Canada programme together at the Terry Fox Centre in Ottawa. This encounter was over 25 years ago! We reconnected a few years ago (thank you LinkedIn!). We realized we had so much in common- and she was curious […]