As outlined in our recent e-book, “The Learner First Approach,” the conversation around the value of higher education has gotten louder and louder since the Covid-19 pandemic. So much so that metrics like ROI that were once fringe in the discussion have suddenly become front and center.
At the end of 2021, Strada released the results of a survey of over 55,000 students. The survey asked the students to identify which activities they planned on doing or have already done. When looking at the data from first-year students and from those about to graduate, a stark gap emerged.
It’s a question that many institutions are starting to think more deeply about over the last two years. Some colleges and universities are even sending researchers and interviewers out into the field to ask this to alumni face-to-face.
Having completed the 2020-2021 academic year and WashU's initial mentorship cycle with PeopleGrove, the team reflected on their collective experience so far. “PeopleGrove offers more opportunities for discussions as a ‘go-to’ resource. It’s an elevated opportunity for networking.” PeopleGrove supports more than 400 mentoring programs with 215,000 participants. Take a peek inside WashU's formal mentoring programs.
How Higher Education Can Fight the Uphill Perception Value by Extending the Value Students and Alumni Want
The University of Kansas utilizes PeopleGrove to expand existing alumni career services.
As student and alumni learners prioritize career readiness and confidence in their education, access to an effective network has taken center stage. It's time to take the randomness out of access to a community that helps BOTH students and alumni find their next step.
PeopleGrove and uConnect partner to bring together the work of alumni relations and career services to help all learners advance to their next step.
students and young alumni alike rely on the Toppel Career Center for career resources and support. Their “Explore, Prepare, Connect” model is intended to “meet students where they are” with a myriad of programs.
Batesville Community Education Foundation addresses workforce development, helps high school students build social capital
Michigan State University leverages peer mentoring programs to ensure academic and career success for science and math students
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CSU Global works and collaborates across departments to deliver career resources and support in a 100% virtual environment.
A community focused on Mentored Learning is a differentiator for Higher Education in the learning marketplace. We share reasons why launching an Alumni Mentoring Program is so important and 5 things to think about when getting started.
PeopleGrove and GiveCampus partnership helps higher education build foundations for the future of fundraising
Using Pathways by PeopleGrove, Running Start transformed their entire summer high school training program into a virtual format.
PeopleGrove and @GiveCampus Announce a Partnership to Connect Alumni Value and Engagement to Giving. New partnership brings together two world-class solutions to help schools leverage the best technology for alumni relations and fundraising.
PeopleGrove Announces Partnership with Slate. Helping College and Universities Demonstrate How Community Engagement Drives Goals Across the Student Journey - communities — from inquiry through their alumni journey.
Now in its 20th year, Ryerson's Tri-Mentoring Program supports Ryerson’s undergrads in all stages of their journey: finding academic success, navigating student life, and working toward career outcomes.
Announcing Managed Formal Mentoring Programs by PeopleGrove
Brandon Busteed Discusses Building “Relationship-Rich” and “Work-Integrated” College Experiences in a Recent Forbes Article
When USC Rossier's advancement office decided to pivot their alumni events to an online format, what started as a daunting challenge quickly became an opportunity for growth.
How Santa Clara University and PeopleGrove worked together to create a unique experience for admits and incoming students.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has made increasing the social capital of their students a campus-wide initiative. Through a partnership with PeopleGrove, they are building the foundations for a new student journey for their community.
A student's perspective on the upcoming fall semester. What role does each student play in shaping the direction of their own education?
The higher education technology provider ranks no. 112 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list, no. 3 in education.
We've launched Innovators, presented by PeopleGrove, to share trends and insights with the higher ed community. Read what we've learned so far.
Looking Back on a Spring of Change and the Institutions Expanding Support for Their Communities
40 Universities Form ‘BridgesAlliance’ to Address Workforce Barriers. Powered by PeopleGrove, BridgesAlliance pledges to provide students with experiential learning opportunities sourced from alumni communities.
Our summer intern, Seo Young Lee, reflects on the value of her education at Georgetown University. Read her takeaways on how the experience of leading a student-run business and the impact of meaningful mentorship have defined her college experience.
The need to personalize services in the face of a seemingly infinite variety of needs and aspirations led to a complete rethinking of what career services should be.
PeopleGrove stands beside the Black community. PeopleGrove stands in solidarity with all who oppose systemic racism and injustice.
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.