Connecting with Alumni Online
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  • 1. Connecting With Alumni Using Online Communities Elizabeth Allen Assistant Director for Communications Caltech Alumni Association elizabeth@alumni.caltech.edu
  • 2. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) • Located in Pasadena, CA • 2,100 students – 900 undergrad – 1200 grad • Science & Engineering
  • 3. • 21,000 living alumni • Independent 501c3 • Dues-based membership • ~ 9,000 Association members – Students, postdocs eligible to join
  • 4. Online Communities: What are they? • Group of users who connect on the internet (self identify) • Part of “Web 2.0” (user generated) • Communities grow, change, educate and police themselves