What is Canisius Connect?
Canisius Connect is an online platform that allows alumni to help mentor and network with our current students, as well as other alumni. It has almost 500 active users on it to date. The platform serves as an opportunity to connect people who have shared interests and who need some assistance in their professional journey. We regularly get asked about how alumni can get involved but often times, those folks don't have the chance to set foot on campus. Canisius Connect gives our alumni the opportunity to get involved and help out on their own time.
As an alumnus, why should I sign up?
This is a unique opportunity to give back to Canisius College by sharing your time and expertise with current students and other alumni- virtually and when it is convenient for you.
How much time will being an active user require?
One of the features of Canisius Connect is that it's not intended to connect you with students and alumni to facilitate lengthy mentoring relationships. It's meant to help students and other alumni with very specific professional help in a virtual way. It's up to you how much you choose to use the platform.
How do I create my profile?
We launched Canisius Connect to the entire alumni community on January 31, 2018 and again on March 14, 2018. Regretfully, the platform vendor quite unexpectedly announced recently to its customers that the company is ceasing operations and the platform will be shutting down on August 1.
No need for concern, however, as we have partnered with a new platform named Graduway. For now, no need to take any action. There may be a short delay as we transition from the old platform to the new one, and it appears you will have to re-register, so we apologize in advance for this inconvenience.
If you're interested in joining Canisius Connect, please contact the alumni office at email@example.com.