BEXLEY, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Rank, a website dedicated to evaluating and ranking college programs and experiences, has released a list of the Top 25 Best College Alumni Networks.
Earning your college degree can influence your life in many ways. Future career path, lifelong friendships, and ultimate earning potential are just a few ways that your college years shape the rest of your life.
But how often do potential students factor in the value of a robust alumni network?
Becky Bye, a graduate of Colgate University, discussed the impact her alumni network has had on her career. "...throughout my career, there were times when I sought guidance about certain industries and insights about my career or careers of close friends. I had CEOs of Fortune 500 companies schedule phone meetings with me, despite their busy schedules, after receiving one email with questions about their industry," Bye said. "They were more than happy to thoroughly answer any questions I had for them and were eager to help in the future if I needed any follow-up help from them. These people didn't even know me — they simply read my email and knew we shared the same alma mater."
Our expert, Becca Blond, has worked to research and evaluate the value of a strong alumni presence. How do these associations connect graduating students with potential career connections, organize alumni activities all while they continue to support their beloved universities? These networks are the best in the country at providing their members with as many benefits as possible. These universities thrive on the support from their members and future grads. From the Ivy League to smaller colleges, these 25 schools continue to support their alumni well beyond the first few months after graduation.
You can view the entire list here (in alphabetical order)
Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA
Claremont McKenna College - Claremont, CA
Clemson University - Clemson, SC
Colgate College - Hamilton, NY
Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH
Emory University - Atlanta, GA
Gettysburg College - Gettysburg, PA
Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA
New College of Florida - Sarasota, FL
Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA
Princeton University - Princeton, NJ
Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX
St. Lawrence University - Canton, NY
Stanford University - Stanford, CA
Texas A&M - College Station, TX
Union College - Schenectady, NY
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
University of Georgia - Athens, GA
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
Wellesley College - Wellesley, MA
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