Connecting with Alumni
Twenty-five thousand Bearcats are all over the globe, working in a myriad of fields and making their marks in the world. And believe it or not, they are rooting for your success! You have an incredible network of people who are willing to share with you the ins and outs of their profession, provide job search tips and advice, and possibly have leads regarding internships and jobs. Don’t be shy! Get out there and connect with them. Here’s how:
- Plug into Switchboard – a simple social network where you can ask for what you need and offer what you have. Watch this short video. https://s3.amazonaws.com/switchboardhq/video/Switchboard.mp4 Then sign up and check out this new user FAQ. https://willamette.switchboardhq.com/faq
- Polish your profile and join the Alumni Association LinkedIn group – a network of 3,000 professional Bearcats from around the globe. Check out these simple resource sheets and short videos. http://university.linkedin.com/linkedin-for-students.html?trk=micro-mktg-stu-us-more
- Participate in Networking Events, both virtual and in-person – watch for special invitations coming your way.
- Find someone specific to connect with – Colleen in Alumni Relations will help you out! <csump>