Interlochen Center for the Arts launches online alumni community
One Interlochen serves as a digital hub where Camp and Academy alumni can interact with fellow alumni and mentors, post and search jobs and events, and stay connected to the Interlochen community.
Interlochen Center for the Arts has partnered with Graduway, a leading provider of alumni networking and career mentoring software, to launch a new online alumni community, One Interlochen. Serving as a digital hub, One Interlochen provides a custom platform for Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy alumni to interact with fellow alumni and mentors, post and search jobs and events, and stay connected to the Interlochen community. Graduway’s clients include more than 1,000 educational institutions and NGOs as clients, including Fortune 500 companies such as Disney and P & G.
“We’re thrilled to launch One Interlochen to serve the needs of our alumni community,” said Interlochen Director of Engagement Ian Jones. “In surveys conducted over the past few years, we’ve heard that our alumni are overwhelmingly interested in sharing updates and supporting one another. This new online hub facilitates direct alumni-to-alumni communication without the privacy concerns found with public social networking platforms.”
One Interlochen is available to all alumni of Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy, including alumni of the University and All-State programs. To claim your profile, visit oneinterlochen.org and create an account using your email address, Facebook account, or LinkedIn profile.
One Interlochen allows alumni to connect with one another through the following features:
- A running feed of alumni updates, photos, events, and conversations
- Groups for alumni who share the same class, major, career, or location
- A job board with current opportunities posted by Interlochen and alumni
- A mentoring module that matches mentors with mentees based on geographic location, artistic or professional industry, and career goals
- An alumni directory
The alumni directory contains the names of more than 65,000 members of the Interlochen community. “Alumni reach out to us almost weekly looking for contact information for Camp and Academy friends,” Jones said. “Because of privacy issues, we aren’t always able to provide this information. One Interlochen allows alumni to control what information they share on the platform, which will make it easier for friends to reconnect.”
The ultimate goal of One Interlochen is to help alumni foster stronger relationships with each other and with Interlochen. “We hope to re-engage with alumni around the world,” Jones said. “Reconnecting with our alumni brings value to our entire community.”