Is the App secure?

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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.

Who can use the App?

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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.

How do I get started?

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Sign in with your existing Facebook or LinkedIn accounts:

  1. Open the App on your mobile device.
  2. Tap the blue "f" button to sign in with Facebook or tap the light blue "in" button to sign in with LinkedIn.
  3. Enter your e-mail address and password associated with your corresponding Facebook or LinkedIn account.

If you prefer not to link your social media accounts, you can sign in with an email address, and create a new account:

  1. Open the App on your phone and create a login and a password to register your account.
  2. Keep in mind, connecting social accounts is not only a faster way to login, but allows the app to customize the experience to your interests.

I've signed in, what do I do now?

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Complete your profile:

  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap on your name.
  4. Tap on the Social Media buttons (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to connect your accounts.
  5. Tap on "Invite other alumni" to share the app on social media and invite other alumni to join.
  6. Tap on the pencil symbol to edit your profile.
  7. Enter your affiliation (all that Apply), location, current employer, job title, e-mail address, phone number and relationship status. In the Affiliation section you can enter all of your various associations (Alumni, Parent, etc).
  8. If you select the alumni arrow, you can add the following fields:
    • Dates Attended:
      • You can add the years you attended.
      • You can also denote whether or not you are a graduate.
    • Add a Degree.
    • Add Sports Teams you participated in.
    • Add Greek Affiliations.
    • Add Clubs you participated in.
    • Add School you graduated from the list of Departments.

Why should I keep my personal information up to date?

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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.

My contact or personal information has changed, how do I update it in the App?

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All of your personal information can be accessed, changed, or removed from the "Your Profile" section in the App.

How to edit your profile:

  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap on the triple bar symbol in the top left corner.
  3. Tap on your name.
  4. Tap on the pencil symbol in the top right corner.
  5. Now you can make changes to your profile.

Why should I add all my social media profiles?

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Adding your social media profiles helped you take advantage of all the powerful tools built into the App.

  • Linking your social media profiles compiles your information and adds it directly to your profile.
  • Your information will determine what events will be linked to you by interest and location.
  • You will also receive a tailored news feed based on your interests gathered from your social media profile.
  • Lastly, if you anticipate using the ClassRing functionality for mentoring, career introduction and job searches, it is highly recommended that you link to your LinkedIn profile in order to fully expand your network and connections.

How do I add my other social media accounts?

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  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap on your name.
  4. Tap on the names of the networks you would like to connect your profile to.

How do I view my profile?

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  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol in the top left corner.
  3. Tap on your name.
  4. In the "Your Profile" section tap on "view your public profile".

How do I add a picture to my profile?

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  1. Click on the Circle next to your name in "Edit Your Profile".
  2. You can either take a new photo with your phone or add an existing photo from your photo library to your account.

How do I change who can see my profile?

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  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol in the top left corner.
  3. Tap on your name.
  4. Tap on the pencil symbol to edit your profile.
  5. At the bottom of the screen you'll find "privacy settings".

How do I control who can contact me through the App?

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In privacy settings you can select who you would like to contact you within the App:

  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol in the top left corner.
  3. Tap on your name.
  4. Tap on the pencil symbol to edit your profile.
  5. Tap on "Privacy Settings" at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Tap on "Who can message me".
  7. Select one of the following:
    • Everyone
    • Verified alumni only
    • No one

Does the App tell people where I am?

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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.

How do I get involved in alumni activities?

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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:

  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol in the top left corner.
  3. Tap the "Events" tab and select either.
  4. Click on either the "Nearby" or the "Everywhere" tab.

What does ClassRing do?

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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:

  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap "Class Ring".

How do I ask for career help?

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  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap "ClassRing".
  4. Tap the "+" (plus) sign.
  5. From there you can request what you want from the items presented and post the request.
  6. Make sure that you have a way for other alumni to contact you under your profile, so that other alumni can send you introductions. (See: How do I control who can contact me through the App?)

How do I filter my search in ClassRing?

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  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap "ClassRing".
  4. Tap "All" to search for what you are looking for.

How do I use the messages tab?

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To go to messages:

  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap on "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.

Can I search for people in the App?

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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:

  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap on "Directory".
  4. You can search by:
    • ClassRing
    • Same graduating class
    • Cubs
    • Teams
    • First and Last name
    • Location (general distance only, no actual locations will be given)
    • Dates attended

How do I invite other alumni to use the App?

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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.

What is the "Events" tab for?

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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.

How do I check if there are any events near me?

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  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap "Events" tab.
  4. Select the "Nearby" or "Everywhere" button to show events.
  5. You can also click the magnifying glass to search for events:
    • In a certain mile radius from you ("Within:").
    • By type ("Show me:").
    • By event details, keywords, friends attending, or zip code (Type in the "Search by event details or friends" box).

How do I stay connected to what is happening at my school?

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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:

  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap the "News" tab.
  4. Scroll down and select the stories you would like to read.

To go to Events tab:

  1. Open the App.
  2. Tap the triple bar symbol on the top left corner.
  3. Tap the "Events" tab.
  4. Scroll down and select the events you would like to attend.

Is the App available for my tablet?

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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.

How can I tell what News Stories have been curated for me?

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News stories that have been curated for you will have a small pointing hand icon beside them:

How can I get more news about subjects that interest me?

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To improve news curation:

  1. Make sure your social media profiles are connected to the app.
  2. Read the news stories that interest you. The App learns from what you read and share, and will give you more stories about what matters to you.