Category: gretchen

20Jan '18

Resolve to be Global, Act Local

Preparing for your next international road trip? Heading back to India this time, or squeezing in a trip to China before Lunar New Year begins on February 14? Like many of you, I live my life on land and in air. On a monthly basis, I commute from Academic Assembly’s Australian base in New South […]

31Jan '17

Global Alumni Relations and the Employability Agenda

  What is Global Alumni Relations? Many institutions struggle to engage international alumni, let alone know how to make contact. To aid our industry, I submitted this definition in 2016: Global Alumni Relations is the outreach to and engagement of internationally affiliated alumni, students, faculty, staff, families, community, and key industry/governmental partners in the support […]

24Jan '17

Web Demo – Global Alumni Relations Course

Join Academic Assembly live from Brisbane for an inside look at the new Global Alumni Relations Course. Created by Gretchen Dobson, this 12-module online course provides a comprehensive look at the issues around mobilizing your international alumni and the opportunities for leveraging valuable lifelong relationships. Hosted by Gretchen, this 30-minute web demo will feature a […]

23Sep '16

International Alumni – a Gold Mine for Many Reasons

Author: Gretchen Dobson Happy Chinese New Year to friends at home and abroad. The Spring Festival is upon us (actual date is February 19) and I wanted to share a few thoughts in response to a recent post on Inside Philanthropy: http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2015/1/15/why-foreign-born-alumni-will-be-a-growing-gold-mine-for-coll.html The contributor writes about what I agree is often an untapped resource: our international […]