For over a decade, gap years and summer melt have been a hot topic. What has changed? Nothing, really. Now more than ever, they need to.
“We envision this as a game-changer for connecting alumni with students and with each other,” said Weili Cheng ’77, executive director of the Yale Alumni Association, which arranged the launch of Cross Campus.
When we realized that COVID-19 was causing university closures, our hearts went out to our university partners. We got into overdrive in an effort to understand their needs.
For colleges and universities, they have lost a main tool in their arsenal to drive yield. In a recent study, 85.1% of schools attributed “considerable importance” to the campus visit in recruiting first-time freshmen.
Our philosophy as a company is to focus on what we do best and integrate with best-in-class solutions for everything else. Today's announcement is a validation of that philosophy.
This is a pivotal moment for alumni relations. As institutions think about their engagement strategies that meet the needs of alumni, it is also a moment for a call-to-action to these graduates.
While virtual career support, community, and connection do not replace connecting in person, it can enable you to build and maintain relationships with your students and alumni in a way that prioritizes health and safety. PeopleGrove was built for this.
Over the past year we have been developing a Virtual Advising and Office Hours Solution which might be just what our partners need during this time of crisis.
Today, we are excited to announce the formation of our Alumni Innovation Advisory Board, which is the first of its kind in higher education.
Over the past few months, we’ve worked with our partners to dramatically improve the analytics portion of the PeopleGrove platform.
Today, PeopleGrove is the only solutions provider who can list more than 50% of the Top 100 Universities as partners.
Whether looking to raise money or better engage with alumni, this powerful, intuitive system gives clean, up-to-date information so that our partners can focus on results.
While mentorship can happen over email, we see firsthand how a connection formed during a live conversation is often much deeper, more dynamic, and ultimately more impactful for both parties.
More and more, our partners are saying that the same approach that has been successful in career services and alumni relations is valuable in enrollment management.
We at PeopleGrove are excited to launch Community Balance, a tool that will help keep your network of students and mentors in perfect equilibrium.
Dr. Dey asked our team to raise their hand if they were in a job or profession that they planned on in college. As you can imagine, not a single hand was raised.
Many universities seek technology to help them provide value and engagement for alumni, but it’s about finding the right platform for your needs — and knowing what red flags and missteps to avoid.
The Alumni Association looks at three key metrics for measuring the success of Hoya Gateway: the number of meeting requests (annually and cumulatively), the meeting request response rate (how many requests are responded to), and the acceptance rate (how many alumni are confirming a meeting request).
More than ever, universities are finding that giving isn’t just about social events anymore, it’s about providing lifelong value to their alumni in the form of career success and making genuine connections.
Nova Network will be at the center of a new campaign — Nova Network November — which will be a series of 30+ online and on-campus events dedicated to enhancing the professional development of Villanova alumni, graduates and students in the College of Professional Studies.
This year, we introduced our first inaugural PeopleGrove Scholarship, an essay competition open to full-time college or university students.
PeopleGrove is well-known for our flagship career success solution — and we want to make sure institutions have the resources to extend that support for alumni as well as current students.
Alumni crave career connections and the ability to capitalize on the power of the alumni network, and institutions must commit to providing them with what they value most.
There’s a simple equation to reframe how we think about alumni engagement and university advancement.
By using the mentorship platform, powered by PeopleGrove, she was able to find a mentor that suited her needs, and easily connect.
With the new round of funding, we’re double down on our investment in product and engineering, driving further development of our platform across the entire student lifecycle, including Enrollment, Academic, Career and Alumni Success.
Alumni are looking for tangible benefits from alumni associations beyond social events. This shift requires new tools and approaches to alumni support.