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. […]

Podcast alert: The Alumni Way IS for Everyday

In late August, I recorded a podcast with the formidable Dr Shelli Ann Garland. Shelli is the host of the successful sociology of education podcast A Dash of SaLT. I was very motivated to want to be included as a guest on Shelli’s podcast, for two reasons: 1- SaLT in this case stands for Society […]

Is Higher Education a Lifelong Investment?

Yes! The answer is that simple. The investment in higher education goes far beyond your degree parchment. There’s an enriching university community for lifelong learning opportunities, connections for your career or business and so much more. And the alumni network—your connection to thousands of others that have come before you (and will come after you) […]

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, […]