New Bucknell Alumni App

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The Bucknell Alumni App

This just in from Alumni Relations: The Bucknell Alumni App – Connect with Bucknellians Worldwide!

Users can develop professional relationships and network with the Bucknell Alumni community through this location-based mobile directory. Customize your search by Company, Industry, Location, Class Year, Major, Varsity Sports, Industry and Greek Affiliation.

The Bucknell Alumni App is available for students to download now!

This innovative tool will be in replacement of the B-Link online alumni directory, effective May 31, 2014.

For more information visit: http://www.bucknell.edu/AlumniApp

Don’t make a mistake that will harm your professional online reputation – remember:

  1. It is a privilege to belong to this on-line Bucknell community. Treat all members/alumni with respect, professionalism, and courtesy.

  2. The information is restricted to those who are allowed access to the community. It should not be used for commercial purposes, nor should the data be reproduced, sold, transferred or modified in any way. If one uses the information/data in any of the above ways, he or she risks losing access to the on-line community.

  3. As a student, you will be able to see the alumni in the directory but they will not be able to see you nor your profile.

In light of this announcement from Alumni Relations, the Career Development Center offers the following tips for reaching out to alumni effectively:

  1. Let the alumni get to know you before asking for something. Many professionals are going to be busy, as well as thinking about their own reputations in their workplace. While they can help you with contacts, advice, and even opportunities, they are putting themselves at risk to do so for someone they don’t know, so let them get to know you before asking for something.

  2. Consider asking for an informational interview. It is a low-risk and enjoyable way to get to know someone as well as to learn more about an industry and/or employer. Know how to communicate effectively in an emailvoicemail, or in person. See this as a professional relationship (versus a social one) and conduct yourself in a professional manner.

  3. Do your homework before approaching alumni.They will expect you know something about their industry and employer.Utilize the many career research resources available to you.

  4. Use strategy as you identify who you will contact and clearly communicate your goals.The VP or CEO of an organization may not be the best choice for your objectives.If you are trying to reach a senior executive, think about how you will interact with the “gatekeepers”, (ie. Secretaries, Assistants, etc.)

  5. Target your interactions – No Bulk Emails – they can be spotted from miles away. Send specific, individual messages.

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