New era for alumni
2008 is a big year for alumni relations. As part of the University's new Alumni Relations Strategic Plan, two exciting new programs will be launched, giving alumni unprecedented access to benefits, services and networking opportunities.
Have you ever wondered what happened to your fellow classmates - what they are doing now and where they are located? Would you like to organise your class reunion or contact a long lost friend from university?
Are you travelling interstate or overseas and would like to meet with someone in your industry who studied at your alma mater?
If you answered `yes' to any of these questions, then our new online community is for you.
On 1 July 2008, the University of Adelaide will launch Adelaide onLION, an interactive social and professional networking facility that will enable you to connect with graduates, students and staff all within a secure, private online environment. Some of the things you will be able to do are:
- Create your own personal profile, add photos, videos, blogs etc
- Choose how your information is displayed to members
- Reconnect with friends or staff
- Network socially and professionally by creating or joining interest groups
- Access exclusive alumni privileges and opportunities
- Access mentors and a career centre
- Subscribe to the latest University news and RSS feeds
- Post advertisements, subscribe to noticeboards etc
- Register for events online
Adelaide onLION is open to all University of Adelaide alumni - including graduates, current and former staff, and current and former students. Limited access will also be available for friends of the University.
The inspiration behind the name Adelaide onLION is the Bonython Hall lion, an icon of the University's tradition and 134-year heritage.
Alumni Membership Program and Privileges Package
Another exciting program to be launched in 2008 is the Membership Program and Privileges Package. You will be receiving your personalised Membership Card in the post some time in July. This card will identify you as a member of our alumni community - now 55,000 strong. The card will give you exclusive access to benefits and services within the Privileges Package.
Development and Alumni look forward to your comments and feedback on these new programs as they are rolled out over the coming months. The success of the alumni program depends as much on your involvement as it does with the engagement tools on offer.
For more information, visit Development and Alumni at www.adelaide.edu/alumni
STORY KIM HARVEY