For a few months now, I have been thinking of the need to have or the value of having an online community for the Colorado State University (CSU) alumni. Maybe we will call it something like Rams for Life. In any case, I want to know YOUR thoughts on this.
The idea is essentially to allow for people to post jobs, find jobs, share ideas, and create a medium to for alumni of CSU to connect and to encourage each other. I think there are many different platforms out there, but I don’t think there is one that REALLY DOES THIS to the full extent.
Below is a copy of an email that I sent to some of my friends who studied at CSU. Please take a look and share your ideas with us.
Do you see a value in having an online RAMS community on the web?
A few other people in the past pointed out that it would be great to have a site with news and information regarding CSU and CSU alumni, but more importantly connecting all of the RAM alumni online where we could post jobs, create groups with each other, and maybe also have profiles.
I know there are resources out there that do this to some level – CSU website, CSU alumni website, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc, but I don’t know if there is any single one site that encourage and foster stronger community where ideas can be shared and encouraged and where maybe businesses and folks can help each other succeed.
What are your thoughts on something like this? Traci, does CSU already have plans to do something like this in-house? I just think that, in this day and age, success really comes from people coming together for a common purpose and that having a platform where we can encourage CSU alumni to come together might be something REALLY useful in helping the alumni be even more successful.
As an entrepreneur, I am realizing more and more that I really cannot do everything. For me to be successful, I need to reach more people (help more people, connect/share with more people) to have better chance to succeed. Even ideas are better honed through discussions. Personally, I am in the process of creating a mastermind group in Mongolia with other entrepreneurs with similar mindset where we can help each other succeed.
I think something like this should be encouraged and made available as much as possible for others as well. I am thinking that my fellow CSU alumni could benefit from this as each of have needs – whether it is finding a new job, hiring the right person, growing our businesses, creating better proposals, improving scientific research, and more.
What does everyone think? Let’s get the discussions rolling.
What are your thoughts on creating such an online community for the CSU alumni?