Welcome to The Compass

the blog for The Alumni Way community.

Here you’ll find the latest alumni-focused news, articles and helpful resources.

If you are an alumni or advancement professional, a career advisor, university administrator or academic, this is a great place to become alumni inspired!

Alumni Way traits

Reflection: A Welcome Activity for Alumni Relations!

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Yes, I’m an Alumni Romantic

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5 Must-Read Articles on Networks for Alumni Professionals

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“Don’t be afraid to create and foster social impact networks.” Making a case for alumni networks with impact

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The Social Impact of Networks: A new World Economic Forum article

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From a distance: Alumni Connection from the Insight – Out

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Events

Virtual Book Tour – October and November Events!

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Podcast

Transforming Society Podcast: ‘Bursting with enthusiasm’ for our alumni potential (39 min)

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Interview

Students: give your career a headstart by building your alumni network

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Blogs

Foraging: Our Alumni Networking in Action

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

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Podcast

Podcast alert: The Alumni Way IS for Everyday

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Is Higher Education a Lifelong Investment?

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Blogs

Is Higher Education Worth It? Start with Your Alumni Network

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Vlog

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

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Blogs

‘Alum from Day One’: An essential strategy that matters

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Vlog

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

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Reflection: A Welcome Activity for Alumni Relations!

Curious about The Alumni Way traits? While the book presents the traits of  Reflection – Curiosity – Passion – Generosity for alumni directly, …
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Yes, I’m an Alumni Romantic

Last year, in the throes of trying to finish my final book manuscript and in the middle of yet another …
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5 Must-Read Articles on Networks for Alumni Professionals

Alumni networks are powerful. As alumni professionals, we know this is to be true in our gut. After two years …
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“Don’t be afraid to create and foster social impact networks.” Making a case for alumni networks with impact

As another follow-up to the HundrED Innovation Summit, fellow HundrED workshop facilitator Dr Ján Michalko and Katija Aladin (Head of …
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From a distance: Alumni Connection from the Insight – Out

After only a month into my new role as Interim President and Chair of the Alumni Association Board at the …
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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 …
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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 …
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‘Alum from Day One’: An essential strategy that matters

I didn’t coin the phrase ‘alum from day one.’ While that might be true, I still talk about it everyday …
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