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Monmouth College’s ScotsConnect helps students and alumni network

Barry McNamara
MONMOUTH, Ill. — Established a year ago last spring, Monmouth College’s ScotsConnect is taking another big step.

An online platform that helps the College’s alumni, friends and students to network, ScotsConnect is now available as an app.

“ScotsConnect allows our alumni to reconnect with old classmates and enables them to utilize the trusted Monmouth College environment to expand their professional network,” said Katie Shipp, the College’s associate director of alumni relations. “By fully integrating with social networks, and cultivating a culture of helping and giving back, this platform is making Monmouth College’s community even more vibrant.”

“And for our students, the platform enables us to provide meaningful networking and mentoring opportunities with alumni,” added Marnie Dugan, director of the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center. “With the online directory, students are able to search for alumni based on their professional interests, geographic location, graduation year, etc., and they are able to see how alumni are willing to help. Students are also able to search for jobs and internship opportunities posted by alumni on the platform and seek career advice.”

“The new app puts it all at Scots’ fingertips,” said Shipp. “Our students and alumni can see all of the College’s social media channels, and it’s a hub for all our news.”

A key to ScotsConnect, she noted, is that it allows students and alumni to make connections in an informal manner.

“We’ve simplified ways for people to connect,” she said. “You can sign up to have a coffee with a fellow Scot, or offer advice on relocating to your city or host a Scot who will be in your area for a job interview. We’ve done this so people can connect on a more casual level and not have to involve the Office of Alumni or the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center.”

The app is available at the following locations:
Available in the App Store

Get it on Google Play