If you answered ‘yes’, The Alumni Way: Building Lifelong Value from Your University Investment is for you!
In this enlightening, original book, Dr Maria Gallo reimagines graduates’ alumni status as a gateway to immense opportunities through professional and personal networks. To discover this alumni potential, Maria guides you through four key traits: reflection, curiosity, passion, and generosity towards your alumni potential.
With a sound academic foundation, combined with practical activities and checklists, The Alumni Way is the ultimate resource for inspiring savvy, growth-minded, active alumni citizens of the world.
The Alumni Way is the perfect gift for graduation or for an incoming university student.
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"Maria's book will be useful to any college graduate seeking to understand how to leverage their alumni identity towards personal and career growth and equally to higher education professionals charged with deepening alumni and donor engagement."
"This book provides an important perspective on how everyone can leverage one of their most important connections – their alma mater - to fulfil multiple objectives and goals. The interactive prompts and activities also leverage the power of reflection to make for a meaningful reading journey."
"A terrific read! Next to Dr. Seuss’ 'Oh, the Places You’ll Go', Dr. Gallo’s The Alumni Way deserves strong consideration as THE perfect graduation gift."
"With practical examples and activities, The Alumni Way is an essential read for all graduates!"
“An exceptional examination of how to maximize one of the most significant financial investments people make in their lifetime. As society critically questions that investment, Gallo’s book stands up to answer the call.”
"Maria’s book is a practical guide for those of us invested in developing and leading vibrant alumni networks."
"The Alumni Way provides a fantastic framework to reimagine and analyse what makes for a successful relationship between graduates and their alma mater."
"Maria Gallo highlights the path forward for alumni offices and the alumni they serve, ably demonstrating how universities can enhance meaningful engagement opportunities and graduate success."
"Impressively international, thoroughly researched and easily readable, this book is valuable whether you are a new graduate or twenty years into your professional advancement career. A valuable perspective on how to really own and maximise your alumni status."
"I implore you: don’t simply grab your degree and run! Embrace the learnings in The Alumni Way to reorient the how’s and why’s of alumni engagement and start building better alumni connections."
"The Alumni Way reimagines the role of alumni from passive observer to shareholder with alumni capital, a powerful form of social capital, to jumpstart any start-up."
"The Alumni Way charts a course for graduates to connect with their university. Dr. Gallo encourages alumni to think afresh about their relationship with their college to enhance their professional and social lives. Highly recommended reading for all alumni!"
"Maria has written a powerful vision for alumni relations in the 21st Century that teaches both students and educational institutions to build mutually beneficial relationships that endure long after graduation!"