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MU Engage Keeps Alumni Connected
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In the summer of 2020, the Office of Alumni Relations launched MU Engage, a social platform to help Manchester alumni reconnect, network, find and post jobs and receive updates about alumni events and news.

MU Engage expands the possibilities for connections among Manchester graduates. “Sure, we have the MU Facebook page, but this is a space just for alumni to connect and interact on a different level,” said Director of Alumni Relations Megan Julian ’07 Sarber.

The platform has a number of different functions, the largest of which is the alumni directory. When a person registers, they add their class year, degree, location and job. They are also asked what they are open to helping with, whether that be mentoring, resume review, answering industry and career questions or just grabbing coffee. A quick search can easily bring up someone in a person’s job field, an old friend or a favorite professor. Current Manchester students are also encouraged to use MU Engage to find job, internship or mentoring opportunities.

“MU alumni love to hire other alumni because they know they’re hiring great people!” Sarber said.

Similar to other social media platforms, users can send direct messages and like and share posts. They can also create groups for their classes or other affinities. This provides a space to reminisce about their time at Manchester and connect with others about shared interests.

After seeing a video posted to the feed of former Manchester grounds supervisor and soccer coach Dave Good talking about his trips to Jamaica with the soccer team, Garrett Fredrick ’12 was reminded of his own experience travelling with and playing for Good. Fredrick commented, “I cannot tell you how many times a week I reflect back on my time both in Jamaica and as a player for Coach Good. He continues to be a role model and inspiration for me, both as a person and a coach. This trip really changed the way I see people and the world, and I am forever grateful to him for that change.”

More than 800 users have registered so far, and nearly 500 of them have indicated that they are willing to help in some way.

Register here to join your fellow alumni!