Yes. Only you can access and update your personal information in the App. You choose what information and how much of your information you want to share with your fellow alumni. You can use your existing social media accounts to login to the App to better manage access, data and passwords.
Turning on the location functionality allows us to personalize your experience in the App and give you access to nearby events.
You can change these options at any time in the privacy settings section.
The App can be accessed by anyone with an interest in your school, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of your school.
Although all of these groups can join the app, only verified alumni can access the Directory. Alumni are "verified" by signing in with the email address that their school has on file for them, or by contacting their alumni association to be verified.
Sign in with your existing Facebook or LinkedIn accounts:
If you prefer not to link your social media accounts, you can sign in with an email address, and create a new account:
Complete your profile:
Keeping your personal, biographical, contact and employment information up to date is an important aspect for staying in touch with your fellow alumni. It allows other users to search for common interests, activities, experiences, and career related information that you may share, like graduation date, club participation, and student activities. Soon we'll be adding the ability to search by industry, job titles, etc., as well.
In addition, when attending events you can view RSVP lists of others who are attending. You can also check into events once you arrive and can browse profiles of other attendees to more efficiently and effectively network at our events. This tool is similar to LinkedIn in the sense that the more you keep your information up to date, the more interactive and powerful your experience will be. Keeping your information current is the ultimate icebreaker to help you meet and to get to know new people.
All of your personal information can be accessed, changed, or removed from the "Your Profile" section in the App.
How to edit your profile:
Adding your social media profiles helped you take advantage of all the powerful tools built into the App.
In privacy settings you can select who you would like to contact you within the App:
The App never gives out your exact location to other app users.
If you allow the app to use your location, it will show you in the list when someone within 25 miles searches for alumni "nearby". It will not tell them where you are within that 25-mile range.
If you check into an event, you will appear in the "attendees" list of the event in the app. Again, it will not give your location.
The events tab provides users information regarding events that are happening around/near you. You can also view all upcoming events that are happening around the country.
To view upcoming events:
The ClassRing section allows alumni to help each other with requests, whether it's looking for an introduction to an individual, helping someone find a new job or posting an open position at their company. The system identifies other alumni or connections that could potentially provide introductions or assistance. In ClassRing you can see all alumni requests, your own requests, and also anyone you're helping.
To go to ClassRing:
To go to messages:
You can view sent or received messages in this tab. The messages tab works with the Class Ring tab as it documents all the posts you responded to in the Class Ring section. It will also show messages sent through the Directory.
Yes, once you are verified as a member of the alumni, you will have access to the directory functions in the App. Once you are in the Directory, you can narrow your search criteria to find anyone you are looking for in our network.
To get to the Directory:
When you find alumni in the Directory, those who have email addresses in the system but are not using the app will have an "Invite Me" button beside their name. You can tap that button to send an invitation to them by email to tell them about the app and invite them to join.
The events tab lets you find events nearby or search a list of all upcoming events nationwide.
Before an event, you can RSVP and share the event on your connected social networks. The App also lets you check-in to an event and view attendees. Events can be synchronized to your calendar, and directions to the events are offered directly through your phone. Once you're checked-in, you can see the attendee list and see what you have in common with the other attendees.
The "News" tab will show you news from your school.
The "Events" tab will show you your school's alumni events.
To go to News tab:
To go to Events tab:
Yes and no. The App has been specifically designed as an App for your mobile phone device and is not specifically designed for use on tablets. You can still download the App to your tablet but you may not experience the same formatting or quality experience that you do with your phone. There are future plans to design a desktop version of the software, as well as a tabletized version of the App. We will keep you posted as these updates become available.
News stories that have been curated for you will have a small pointing hand icon beside them:
To improve news curation: