Move over, LinkedIn—there’s a new way to stay connected. Thanks to the Forever Utah Alumni Network, recently launched by the Office of Alumni Relations, U alumni now have a comprehensive mentoring and networking platform designed just for them. Through the free network—which is already more than 2,000 alumni, students, faculty, and staff strong, and still growing—users can connect with each other, share experiences, and inspire students.
Taking liberties with a common saying: “It’s not (just) what you know, it’s (also) who you know.” Through Forever Utah, alums can expand their personal and professional networks by connecting with fellow grads. The platform has a group for everyone—whether it be for a student organization, the college they attended at the U, a geographic-based club, or an identity-based community. Alums can even start new groups of their own.
Forever Utah is like a social media site where alums can post about their U experiences, career updates, and job openings. They can tag fellow alumni in their posts or like and comment on posts from their peers. Users can take advantage of email messaging, video chats, mentorship opportunities, event listings, job boards, and more.
Utah grads want to pay it forward, and the Forever Utah Alumni Network also provides a way to do just that. Alums can support current U students with career guidance, industry introductions, and other mentorship activities. Once an alum identifies that they are “willing to help” on the platform, students can reach out when they need guidance.
Mentorship can take up as much or as little time as grads wish. Alumni can select the areas of support and set the frequency of notifications in their network profile. With just a small investment of time, alums can make a difference in a current student’s trajectory and their own.
Start the Journey
Joining the network is easy—visit forever.utah.edu to sign up through email, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, or the Utah Alumni app. The app also provides access to the digital U Alumni card, exclusive alumni benefits, and notifications of special alum deals and event reminders. The Utah Alumni app is available in Apple and Google Play.
Your digital U community awaits!