The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is looking to connect with university graduates to gauge interest in developing alumni networks in the Sarnia-Lambton area.
Aimed at connecting university graduates in the area, the Alumni Network Project team hopes to determine the interests of the area’s alumni, which may include career advancement, social relationships, and community growth.
To aid in connecting with the Sarnia-Lambton area’s network of university alumni, a short survey has been published at the link below and is available for completion through September.
The survey will determine what interest there may be in the area for a variety of networking events.
The networking could include social nights at Sarnia-Lambton area restaurants, seminars centered around continuing education, or coordinated trips back to graduates’ alma-maters for sporting events or other alumni functions.
“The alumni could be brought together online, through quarterly meetups, networking luncheons, or whatever they indicate would be of interest to them,” said Stephen Thompson, CEO of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership.
“We want to foster an opportunity for people who are looking to connect with others in the hopes of growing the alumni community in the Sarnia-Lambton area. The potential networks could prove to be a very valuable asset in strengthening the community,” he added.
Through the survey, interested alumni are also able to indicate if they would like to act as mentors to others in the area, or if they would like to receive mentorships from experienced professionals in their alumni network.
“Through this project we’re hoping that we can foster a network of individuals that will aid in the deepening of the relationships in the community,” Alumni Network Project Leader, Samantha Manser said.
“We want to find out what the interests of the alumni are and how involved they want to be in their community. Hopefully through this, we can foster innovation, jobs, professional growth, and elevate peoples’ experience in Sarnia-Lambton,” she said.
In addition to the survey, the Alumni Network Project team will look to connect with university alumni at various community functions throughout the fall and is offering to visit with any local businesses or individuals to provide more information on the project.
“We want to connect with as many university alumni as possible and we know that by providing networking opportunities for these individuals, their employers can benefit in the long run,” Manser said.
Once the information collection has been completed, the Alumni Network Project will look to bring together interested participants where initial networking can take place.
“From there, we can give people the resources to continue to connect in the future, in the hopes that a legacy of networking and brainstorming can take place in the Sarnia-Lambton area,” noted Manser.
Anyone interested in more information on the Alumni Network Project can contact the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership at 519-332-1820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.