In both business and higher education, influence networks have an indisputable impact on professional opportunities. Alumni programs offer various professional advantages and distinctive possibilities because it matters more who you know than what you know. Among the advantages of networking with skilled professionals within a shared alumni network is access to special job posts, resume evaluations, and free resources.
The increased revenue per employee, increased product innovation, and increased employer attractiveness are all quantifiable advantages of investing in long-term alumni relationships. Companies seek to increase sales, link mentors and mentees, boost business growth, or drive referrals or boomerang hiring, while higher-learning institutions invest in alumni networks for fundraising purposes. Additionally, networks should be a top priority for both students and employees because investors are more willing to back enterprises founded by alumni.
Make use of your alumni network by attending alumni events and supporting newsletters. Similarly, universities and businesses can increase alumni participation by appealing to their career aspirations. To maximize networking success, stay connected.
Infographic provided by: AcademicInfluence.com