Take advantage of these helpful resources and connect personally and professionally with Bearcats from wherever you are.


Ask for what you need and offer what you have on this simple social networking site that is just for the Willamette community. Looking for a job or need career advice? Have a house to rent or a car to sell? Need a place to stay during a conference in another city? Switchboard it! Here's how to get started:

  1. Sign up. This takes less than a minute!
  2. Set up alerts. Using key words, this feature sends you notification emails when someone posts something of specific interest to you.
  3. Set your preferences. Adjust filters to display specific kinds of "asks" and "offers" you are interested in.
  4. Spread the word and invite others to join! The more people who are on Switchboard, the more powerful our WU network will be.

Want more info? Check out this new user FAQ.


The world's largest professional online network has a presence in over 200 countries with more than 200 million members! As a Willamette graduate, optimizing your use of LinkedIn is an excellent way to make connections, network with fellow Bearcats and other professionals, learn about different career options and find jobs.

The Willamette Alumni LinkedIn group is a 3,000-member strong group of professionals from all generations representing a huge breadth of fields.

Check out our LinkedIn Guide for Students and Alumni to learn how to get the most out of your professional online presence. Starting with creating a stand-out profile, this comprehensive guide shows you all the ways to actively use LinkedIn as the valuable researching and people-connecting networking tool that it is.

Make sure Willamette University is in the Education section of your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn users with education listed on their profiles get 10 times more profile views!

Willamette University

Alumni and Parent Engagement

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-375-5304 voice
503-370-6830 fax

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