Inspiring TEDx talks for alumni (and celebrating my own TEDx alumni!)
On the 12th of April 2018, I stepped on the red dot and gave my TEDx. This moment was the culmination of weeks of practice and crafting an accessible TEDx talk on alumni. 6 minutes later my TEDxBallybofey talk was born. ‘We are all connected by one word: Alumni’ – Maria Gallo – TEDxBallybofey You […]
Want to energize your alumni work in 2023? Get that sparkle by starting here!
Alumni relations is a joy. Whenever I speak to alumni-facing professionals, they share their joy connecting with alumni. It’s satisfying, meaningful work. Sometimes, it comes at a cost. Often, it’s a personal cost. Alumni engagement is a hectic, always-on activity. More than a can-do attitude, you need a level of energy dialed to 10 (or […]
4 Questions to Embed a Networking Mindset for Your Alumni – and for Impact
Networking is more than mingling at an alumni reunion. In the Creating Connection Webinar hosted and organized by Aluminati, earlier this week, I navigated a journey of building a networking mindset for the next generation of students, graduates, and alumni. I started the event by asking the simple question: Why do we want our students […]
The Social Impact of Networks: A new World Economic Forum article
In November 2021, I participate as a member of a terrific workshop panel for the HundrED Innovation Summit. The workshop was entitled: Networks Transforming Education. InHive assembled this amazing panel of facilitators from around the world. With the electricity from the online event still sparking post-event, we agreed to write an article of our experiences of […]
Virtual Book Tour – October and November Events!
Virtual Book Tour – Events for Alumni, Career, and Advancement Professionals Are you curious to learn more about The Alumni Way book? Wonder how it might support your work with students and alumni (and for the students and alumni themselves!). Here’s a chance to attend and participate in online events organized as part of the virtual book […]