Students Don’t Find Their Alumni Networks Helpful

Only 9% of graduates surveyed report their alumni network has been helpful for their career.

Reported by EAB, this Strada-Gallup survey is a depressing remark on the state of alumni services. Even surveyed grads from the Top 50 U.S. News & World Report colleges are only slightly stronger, with a mere 16% claiming a career benefit from their alumni network.

The takeaway? Is your alumni network potentially the most under-tapped resource you have? And if so, how can you better staff for and mobilize this network to increase student satisfaction and ensure strong student outcomes?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.