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Alumni processes can have a decisive influence in the lives of students and businesses and community participation . An improved student experience will create the foundation for a mutually beneficial participation of students, alumni, because they can catalyze and facilitate new partnerships and productive interactions between the institution and the business and community partners. Benefits for alumni may include:
Historically, many activities related to the former
focused on fundraising and what still counts as an important factor.
However, institutions are increasingly recognizing that the development of
long-term relationships that help students in their studies and beyond
employment, provides the possibility of great mutual benefit . For example,
the benefits to the institution may include:
Many institutions have not yet developed the
infrastructure and culture to support these new types of relationships and
interactions, but new technologies and business practices to offer new
incentives to transform existing approaches. It is important to recognize
and build on the work and experience of the past, so that existing
participation activities will be integrated into the new procedures and
practices that reflect changes in strategies and policies lies .