Are you a college or university graduate?
Do you support students looking ahead to life after graduation?
Are you curious about how your alumni network can benefit your life?
Does the alumni strategy in your organisation need inspiration?
In this enlightening, original book, ‘The Alumni Way’ reimagines graduates’ alumni status as a gateway to immense opportunities through professional and personal networks. To discover this alumni potential, Maria Gallo guides you through the four key traits of ‘The Alumni Way’: reflection, curiosity, passion and generosity.
With a sound academic foundation, combined with practical activities and checklists, ‘The Alumni Way’ is the ultimate resource for inspiring savvy, active alumni citizens of the world.
Maria Gallo is the Founder of KITE and The Alumni Way Academy. An internationally renowned alumni scholar, Maria has held higher education leadership positions in Canada and Europe. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow with the Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin.
Introduction: We are all Alumni
Part I. Charting the Course of the Alumni Way
Starting at the Finish Line
The Compass: Identify our Alumni Capital
Summary: Stepping Forward by Stepping Back on Campus
Part II. The Alumni Way Trait: Reflection
Reflecting on the ‘Keep in Touch’ Call
Reflection Signpost: Recognize the University is a City
Reflection Signpost: Advance ourselves as Alumni Citizens
Summary: Alum From Day One, Revisited
Part III. The Alumni Way Trait: Curiosity
Our Career, our Alumni Capital, and our Curiosity
Curiosity Signpost: Build our Alumni Hyper-network
Curiosity Signpost: Leverage Alumni Capital for Business
Summary: Shining a Light
Part IV. The Alumni Way Trait: Passion
Immersing in our Passions: The Alumni Dimension
Passion Signpost: Nourish ourselves through our Alumni Capital
Passion Signpost: Watch our Alumni Self Flourish
Summary: Our Lives, our Alma Mater
Part V. The Alumni Way Trait: Generosity
When Giving Back has New Meaning
Generosity Signpost: Recognise We Are All Philanthropists
Generosity Signpost: Understand the Power of Giving
Summary: Our Generosity as Service
Part VI. Alumni: Bringing it to our Lives
Our Potential: Building our Alumni Way
Our Alumni Call to Action