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Ela

Ela
Content strategist and writer with over two years of experience leading content initiatives and addressing content needs at edtech startups.
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KU Alumni Association's Modern Approach to Alumni Engagement

Posted by Ela on Jan 31, 2019 10:52:21 AM

 

How to Engage Modern Alumni 

Alumni associations often gravitate toward sporting events and happy hours as popular tools to connect with alumni. Graduates have come to expect these events as the bread and butter of traditional alumni engagement strategies. However, data shows that these events no longer guarantee that schools will maintain satisfied alumni communities.

Alumni are looking for tangible benefits from alumni associations beyond social events. This shift requires new tools and approaches to alumni support.

Topics: Alumni Engagement

The Mentoring Effect

Posted by Ela on Oct 19, 2018 8:59:00 AM

Why Mentoring?

Historians trace mentoring back to Greek Mythology; the first mentor was a friend of Odysseus. Before he set sail for the Trojan War, the legendary Greek king entrusted Mentor to raise his young son while he was away. Mentor’s name would later enter the lexicon of many European languages to describe “a trusted guide or counselor to someone less experienced.”

Today, Mentor’s legacy extends into nearly every facet of society, particularly in areas of personal growth and career development for youth and young adults. But the nature of these relationships tend to vary, depending largely on age, experience, and mutual expectation. In higher education, where mentoring plays an increasing role, many institutions recognize sociologist Morris Zelditch’s oft-cited definition of mentors and their many roles:

User Spotlight: University of Kansas Business School

Posted by Ela on Oct 16, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Overview

The University of Kansas School of Business has put together a formal, career-focused mentorship program. Ashley Kruger, KU Business Mentoring Program Coordinator, led the effort.