A tale of three cities unfolded in Boston last Wednesday as Colgate launched its newest professional network for alumni and students: the Health and Wellness Network.
More than 75 graduates working in a wide variety of health-related fields attended the event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and it was up to Colgate staff members to link them with their alma mater in Hamilton, N.Y. — city number one. Michael Sciola, director of career services, did so by reminding everyone of why they were there.
“Most institutions have a legacy of connecting alumni either by professions, geographic locations, or nostalgia. Instead, we are finding complementary professions so we can bring alumni together in mutually beneficial ways,” Sciola said. “What you see tonight is an example of how we’re starting to think differently about how we interact with alumni and how we can continue a 70-year dialogue after graduation.”