According to the Alumni Matters study by Carrington Crisp and EFMD, 48% of the 2,489 alumni polled from 82 countries said they would want to see more possibilities for post-secondary education offered by their former institutions.
Additionally, 51% of alumni were found to be uninformed of the learning possibilities that are currently available to them, according to the study. Only 54% of respondents said they are connected to their business schools, and 49% consider they are a member of the alumni community, even though 88% are happy to be associated with their schools and 87% had great things to say about their previous institutions.
The research observed that alumni are undoubtedly interested in advancing both their professional careers and the school’s reputation.
Additionally, it said that graduates need stronger, wider, more accessible, and more resilient networks in order to maintain and cultivate connections as well as assist the advancement of their professions.
Some 53% of respondents said they wanted easier ways to connect with other alumni, 48% said they expected greater options for further learning, and 47% said alumni should be given more opportunities to use alumni networks in order to strengthen ties with their previous schools.
The 34% who wish to expand alumni global activities are “increasingly crucial as study abroad aspirants’ cohorts become ever more prominent for business schools,” the research continued.
There are a variety of different ways alumni wish to assist their institution, including promoting it to recruiters and prospective study abroad aspirants, mentoring students, providing internships, and contributing their professional knowledge.
There are a variety of different ways alumni wish to assist their institution, including promoting it to recruiters and prospective students, mentoring study abroad aspirants, providing internships, and contributing their professional knowledge.
According to the study, 65% of employers would consider student mentoring, and another 55% might offer paid internships, projects, or work experience to current students. The type of help that respondents would want to see from their schools was also mentioned by the respondents.
The possibility for business schools to foster lifelong learning among alumni is enormous.
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