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The Alumni Way: Building Lifelong Value from Your University Investment

Are you a college or university graduate? Do you support students looking ahead to life after graduation? Are you curious about how your alumni network can benefit your life? Does the alumni strategy in your organisation need inspiration?

This book reimagines graduates’ alumni status as a gateway to immense opportunities through professional and personal networks.

To discover this alumni potential, Maria L. Gallo guides you through the four key traits of the ‘Alumni Way’:

With a sound academic foundation, combined with practical activities and checklists, ‘The Alumni Way’ is a valuable ultimate resource for inspiring savvy, active alumni citizens of the world.

The book features a foreword by J Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network.

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The Alumni Way Workbook

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“In her guide for how to reap benefits beyond the degree, Gallo asserts we can’t be passive investors. Our alumni status is something we can mine throughout our lives.”
Barbara Dick, Assistant Vice-President, Alumni Relations at the University of Toronto

“Your alumni affiliation is one of the most powerful forms of social proof you possess. In this timely new book, Maria Gallo shows you how to leverage your investment in order to build connections, deepen relationships, and harness lasting professional credibility.”
Dorie Clark, author of ‘Stand Out’ and Executive Education Faculty, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

About the author

Maria L Gallo is the Founder of KITE and The Alumni Way Academy. An internationally renowned alumni scholar, Gallo has held higher education leadership positions in Canada and Europe. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow with the Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin.

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