Are your graduates alumni-ready?

Learning from the CASE Europe conference Dear Friends, This week I attended the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. The sun shone and this added extra sparkle to my first ever book signing at the event! I also had the privilege to moderate an incredible panel including […]

Alum from Day One at the forefront

The students are back! Our newest alumni!   Dear Friends,   For many parts of the world, students are arriving on university campuses, in some cases for the first time. This has turned into a natural start of the year, with activities and events starting afresh.   What can we do to make our newest […]

Another week, another birthday

The festivities continue – part 2 Dear Friends, We are 3 today! KITE – Keep in Touch Education Limited, the parent company for The Alumni Way is a wobbly toddler. As I announced a few weeks ago, KITE is experiencing an expansion to our small but mighty team, with some exciting announcements to follow in the coming […]

It’s my birthday – a special Alumni Friday review

Let the festivities begin – part 1 Dear Friends, Yes, it is my birthday. On Alumni Friday. How opportune! For those that read The Alumni Way you know that I suggest a birthday alumni review. What does that mean? Take the time for an alumni check-in! Make sure your contact details are correct with your alma mater (hate to admit I know […]

Small but mighty

Back from vacation and ready to take on your alumni challenges! Dear Friends, I am writing this at the airport, travelling back from a month of working vacation in Nova Scotia. It was an exciting time to make memories and to reflect. I also spent time in a small soundproof room recording the audiobook version […]

Alumni and Diaspora collide

Vacation check-in – part 3 Dear Friends, My working vacation in Nova Scotia is ending soon. Alongside assembling family memories, I managed some reflection time. This includes some poignant conversations about the power of alumni as a key diaspora community. As I noted in my LinkedIn post this week, I feel like a part of the Nova […]

Alumni is your superpower

Vacation check-in – part 2  Dear Friends, Despite the sweltering heat and humidity here on the east coast of Canada, alumni potential doesn’t stop. Through some special alumni networks I have made discoveries, those moments of serendipity – that happen only when we keep ourselves curious (even on semi-vacation!). Mine was in the form of […]

The Alumni Voice – loud and clear

Listening to our alumni leaders Dear friends, As I have highlighted several times in this newsletter, I have the pleasure and privilege to serve another year as the President of my own alma mater – the University of St Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. When I first took on this volunteer leadership position, […]

An active Alumni Friday – check out podcasts for your next stroll

The alumni best to inspire on a stroll Dear Friends, Summer has arrived in Ireland! Consistent sunshine and warm weather is rejuvenating as we come up to the longest day of the year (with sunrise at 4am and sunset at 11pm!). It’s perfect weather for a walk! It’s easy to fall into life in front […]

It’s graduation season – Top resources for grads

Inspire them to embrace their alumni-ness! Dear Friends, Last weekend was my 25th alumni reunion celebrated at the University of Toronto. On campus too was another prominent celebration: graduation! Conferring is in full swing. Happy graduates abound. Soon the reality of the life after graduation sets in. The happiness of graduation will fade. Here are some […]