An engaged network of alumni is a key component in the success of Knox College. Alumni who would like to give back their time and talents to help Knox students and alumni with professional development can choose from a number of options.
Through the KNect Online Community, alumni can volunteer as mentors to other members of the Knox community who are seeking career advice. Alumni also may ask someone else to be their mentor, search for them within the directory, and request mentorship.
In addition to mentoring, recent upgrades to the KNect Online Community offer alumni more functionality, increased connection opportunities, and additional privacy options. The enhancements also give the community a look and a structure that is similar to the most popular social media platforms—providing the ability for alumni to create events and affinity groups, post jobs, and take part in career discussions.
“The more opportunities we can provide for students to connect with alumni within their career field(s) of interest, the more of a chance they’re going to have to figure out if they want to continue [pursuing] that career,” said Eric Johnson, Knox’s associate director of alumni engagement for campus connections.
Alumni can register to join the KNect Alumni Online Community at knoxknect.com by using a LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, or email account. KNect is also available on the Graduway Community app in the Apple App Store or the Knox College KNect app on Google Play.