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    • Problem Statement Recently graduated studets loose the support network of schoolmates once they are out of the university environment because of the lack of physical proximity and loss of structured interaction. The problem is especially important when you consider that grads that find jobs are unemployed grads best contacts for landing a job.
    • obvious solutions • Encourage grads to stay in touch • Get grads to use online networking sites like linked in • Create networking events that encourage grads to get together • Keep a registry of grads and their current employment status that other grads can access. • Make a point of telling students to stay in touch and to network. Remind them that this network will serve them through their career. • Find ways to keep students interacting, find some way to keep the structured interaction students get in school after they graduate • Give students seminars and classes on how to find work in after college that included networking events.
    • Modified solutions • Create events that are in different locations for grads to attend (concerts all over the country ect) • Create a online social media presence that connects grads • Make it fun for grads to contact each other • Make it cool for grads to recommend each other. Through some kind of social reward, money reward, peer recognition • Facilitate recent graduates to contact alumni that have been out of school for 5 years or more
    • 5 year old solutions • Make students become better friends while in college so they stay in touch • Ask grads that have a job to help out other less fortunate grads. • Give grads that help other grads a reward. • Make sure that grads that can’t find a job don’t feel bad about themselves • grads that have a job should give others money • Pay business a bonus for hiring your university's grads • Reward recommending fellow graduates to your employer by creating a game based online tracker
    • With out any money • Use a facebook page to keep grads connected • Encourage the use linked in before grads graduate • Use meet up to keep grads connected to each other where ever they are • When the development office sends out all that promotional material include some thing about keeping in touch with other grads • Have a twitter presence that connects grads
    • Unlimited budget • Throw mixers all over the country where grads are trying to find a job • Build a website that keeps grads connected to the school and to each other • Have the alumni office keep in contact with recent grads by calling them and asking how they are doing. • Build an app that keeps grads in contact with each other • Create structured meetings online or in person that give grads job hunting training and bring back successful grads to mentor and encourage less lucky graduates. • Bring grads back to campus for events that will engage them, and keep them in touch • Build a social network that is only available to a particular university grads. Connect this to the class schedule so that students who were in class automatically have a connection. • Build an APP that aggregates all the schools social media presence, facebook, twiter, instagram, linked in, meetup, and package that so grads get interesting news/ feed back from school and so that they can contact each other.
    • Changing laws • Mandate that internships be paid (this is already a law but it is not enforced) • Make college have a 5th year that is off campus but includes a lot of structured activities that keep grads in contact. • Require business to hire people based on skills not experience
    • The most practical idea Get grads to use online networking sites like linked in. Schools should encourage and help students get connected while they are still in school through the use of linked in. The best thing to do would be to offer free seminars (with free food, students always show up for free food) on how best to build a resume on line and offer free head shots.
    • The most disruptive idea Create structured meetings online or in person that give grads job hunting training and bring back successful grads to mentor and encourage less lucky graduates. This would be post graduation job hunting seminars. They could be online or in person. They would give grads skills to write resumes and cover letters as well as give them a familiar setting to stay in touch with one another. They would also highlight peer success stories and hopefully connect those in need of help with those that have the power to help them.
    • My favorite idea Build an APP that aggregates all the schools social media presence, facebook, twiter, instagram, linked in, meetup, into a package that grads get interesting news/ feed back from school and so that they can contact each other. The idea here would be to create a single place were graduates could stay connected with the university and each other. Their networks could be based on classes, dorms, clubs ect that they were a part of so that when they graduated they are automatically connected to people they are acquainted with but not necessary good friends with. The app would not create a network on its own but just compile other social networks that the students may be a part of. Students would obviously opt in and connect what ever social media they want. The university for its part would encourage the use of this app by sending info about jobs via the app and arrange/encourage mixers in various places where grads can create new connections.