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Destination SurveyDestination Survey

Helping you to meet the requirements of the ILR, providing benchmark data against other colleges and facilitating engagement with your former learners.

What it includes

  • Our dedicated team of callers will conduct destination surveys of all of your alumni to meet the requirements of the ILR.
  • Our benchmark data of around 50,000 destinations allows a comparison of College performance against the ‘average’ as well as other useful comparisons.
  • By collecting up-to-date email and contact details we are able to invite leavers to join the alumni, and offer them relevant further learning opportunities.

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Alumni LiteAlumni Lite

The cost-effective way of harnessing the potential of your alumni and minimising the day-to-day resource needed within your College to connect with and engage your former learners. You can add-on additional services, such as a destinations survey, testimonials pack, or LinkedIn Alumni Group set-up and management, to ensure your College’s Alumni solution meets your needs.

Alumni Lite includes:

  • Think Alumni will create and send regular (half-termly) e-newsletters to your alumni designed to keep them engaged with the College, giving them valuable careers advice and encouraging further learning and re-enrolments.
  • Using our intelligent email portal, Think Alumni will gather alumni feedback and destination data through our annual Net Promoter Score (NPS) and one-click destination-tracking surveys.
  • Think Alumni will create a branded College alumni email template and a dedicated College alumni landing page to host newsletter content and to capture alumni testimonials and volunteer data, submitted via our web forms.
  • You will receive response reports and benchmarked figures to track success.
  • Additional emails (e.g. marketing content, work experience requests) can be sent to alumni at any time (for a small additional fee).

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Additional Services >>>

Capture the full potential of your alumni and tailor Alumni Lite to your College’s needs.

Testimonials

Showcase the College to prospective learners using your biggest advocates. Testimonials and case studies from your successful students are a powerful marketing tool for prospective new students and returning learners.

What it includes:

  • Our Testimonial package will find and produce 36 testimonials from your alumni group for the College to use on the website, in alumni communications, and in wider marketing.

We are also able to provide and host a web-based ‘alumni wall’ to showcase testimonials and provide a search functionality.

LinkedIn Search and Management

LinkedIn is a valuable resource for reaching ‘lost alumni’ (those not in the current the College dataset) to request testimonials, increase internship and work experience offers, and to develop advocacy.

What it includes:

  • Think Alumni will set up and manage a LinkedIn Alumni Group for the College.
  • We will find and make connections with former students of the College who are on LinkedIn.
  • Think Alumni will post regular content such as discussions and articles to the group to encourage Alumni members to engage.
  • This activity will build the number of connections that the College can contact in the future for marketing purposes, to request work experience places, and to encourage employers to take on Apprentices.

Volunteer Management

Alumni groups can provide a rich resource of inspiration for your current and prospective learners. Examples include work experience offers, mentoring programmes, giving inspiring speeches at College events, or sharing their experience at open days.

What it includes:

  • Think alumni provides a volunteer management service to source candidates, collect headline information about current employment/education, and cross-reference to the course(s) they studied at the college.

Alumni Profiles and Secure Log-in

Providing alumni with an individual online profile encourages them to engage at a deeper level, update their contact details, and provide more information about their current learning interests and employment.

What it includes:

  • Think Alumni will set-up an online profile database for your College and ensure the profile sections are aligned to meet the College’s marketing aims.
  • We will design and send an invitation email to your alumni with a link to their individual profile in the database.
  • You can use the profiles to offer exclusive ‘benefits’ to your alumni such as course discounts and other perks, to incentivise engagement.

Alumni Website

A dedicated alumni website will provide a central portal for all of your alumni content.

What it includes:

  • Think Alumni will design, develop, write the content for, and host your alumni website – which links to the main college website and is reached via the same domain.
  • The website will be fully College-branded and will provide a valuable resource for your alumni and a dedicated landing site for all of your communications.

Initial Website Content

If you prefer to create an alumni section on your College’s website, we can provide content designed to optimise alumni engagement.

What it includes:

  • We will meet to discuss the aims of your alumni service and advise on the site navigation.

We will then provide ‘ready to publish’ content which aligns with your goals and style guidelines.

Fully Managed ServiceFully Managed Service

Our signature product provides a complete alumni solution to create an active and engaged alumni association.

What it includes:

  • A dedicated Think Alumni Account Manager will work with the College to create a 12 month alumni engagement plan that integrates with your marketing and curriculum goals.
  • Build the service your College needs with a bespoke package of resources, chosen from the above ‘additional services,’ including:
    • The design and management of a full Alumni website
    • Alumni profiles and secure log-in
    • Testimonials
    • Social media management
    • Lost Alumni LinkedIn search
    • Monthly newsletter content
    • Regular targeted campaign
  • We will take care of everything needed to develop and manage your alumni group, with the college setting the direction and overall strategy. We will build strong, valuable relationships on the College’s behalf and work to deliver a healthy return on investment.

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