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Title: The National Nano Alumni Network Presents:


1
The National Nano Alumni Network Presents Using
Social Media Platforms to Connect with ATE
Program Alumni
HI-TEC Austin, Texas July 23, 2013
2
National Nano Alumni NetworkPresenters
Karen Halvorson Director of Nano Alumni
Network Former Vice President of Academic and
Student Affairs at Dakota County Technical
College Craig Holzinger Web Developer MATEC
3
Establishment of National Nano Alumni Network
The NACK Network was established at the
Pennsylvania State College of Engineering and is
funded in part by a grant from the National
Science Foundation. The website is
www.nano4me.org The Nano Alumni Network website
is located on the NACK website
www.nano4me.org/alumni
4
Why Connect with Nano Alumni?
  • Karen Halvorson

5
Why Connect with Nano Alumni?
  • Nano grads are preparing for new types of jobs in
    emerging technologies. There are no typical job
    titles for these positions.
  • Their skills and knowledge are cutting-edge.
  • These students are pioneers in the 21st century
    workforce.
  • We need to harness their capabilities.
  • We need to keep alumni informed and engaged.
  • We can add value to their career preparation.
  • There can be a follow-up gap at colleges.

6
What is the Nano Alumni Network?
  • What is the Nano Alumni Network?
  • Website located on the NACK website
    www.nano4me.org/alumni
  • Website with professional resources for alumni of
    nanotechnology undergraduate education programs
    across the nation
  • Who does it serve?
  • Nano graduates from associate degree programs at
    colleges across the county and graduates from
    certificates such as the capstone program at Penn
    State

7
What are the Benefits of the Nano Alumni Network?
  • Benefits
  • Help graduates enhance their professional
    opportunities
  • Inform graduates of educational opportunities
  • Connect graduates with network groups

8
Alumni Network Homepage
9
  • Alumni Success Stories
  • Professional Associations
  • Search Alumni by Location
  • Alumni Council
  • Webinar Postings
  • Transfer Agreements by State

10
  • Alumni Advice
  • Mock Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Tips for Interviews and Resumes
  • Job Search Advice and Strategies
  • Helpful Job Search Links
  • Featured Companies
  • List of Companies Who Hired Graduates
  • List of Job Titles

11
21st Century Challenges in Education
CONVERGENCE Emerging Technology Meets Social
Networking
12
Emerging Technology Trends
  • Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2013
  • Online Electric Vehicles (OLEV)
  • 3-D Printing and Remote Manufacturing
  • Self-healing Materials (biomimicry)
  • Energy Efficient Water Purification
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Conversion and Use
  • Enhanced Nutrition to Drive Health at the
    Molecular Level
  • Remote Sensing
  • Precise Drug Delivery through Nanoscale
    Engineering
  • Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics
  • Fourth Generation Reactors and Nuclear Waste
    Recycling
  • Reference King, D. (2013, February 14). Top 10
    Emerging Technologies for 2013, World Economic
    Forum.
  • Retrieved from http//forumblog.org/2013/02/top-10
    -emerging-technologies-for-2013/

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Technological Trends
  • Six technological trends that are poised to make
    a big impact on education and job training in
    2013 and beyond
  • Mobile apps and devices
  • Massive open online courses (MOOCs)
  • Game-based learning
  • 3D printers
  • Media literacy tools such as video editing
  • Big Data
  • Plus one more? Social Networking
  • Reference Community College Journal, June/July
    2013, p. 29

14
Why Use Social Media?(and how do we know which
one to use?)
15
Social media looks different, how do we know what
to use?
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Our Need
  • We want to build professional connections with
    students that graduate from our programs.
  • What are they doing 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
    after they graduate?

17
Their Need
  • Students need to
  • Evolve the way they meet, interact, and
    communicate with their peers/colleagues.
  • Express their knowledge, skills, and abilities to
    others who dont know them.
  • Establish a presence and build their brand.

18
Social Media Solution
  • LinkedIn allows students to
  • Showcase their knowledge, skills, abilities,
  • and experience.
  • Build a broader network within/outside of their
    industry.
  • Tap into the knowledge of those in their network,
    and leverage relationships to collaborate in
    their field.
  • Control their online presence.

19
Professional Networking
  • It is so valuable now convince your students!

20
89 of companies plan to use social networks to
find employees http//www.forbes.com/sites/sus
anadams/2011/07/13/more-employers-using-social-med
ia-to-hunt-for-talent/
21
A Few Things to Consider
  • According to the AACC, in 2008-2009 1,163,830
    Associate Degrees and Certificates awarded.
  • NACEs job outlook survey shows hiring is flat
    (or lower) in 2013 than 2012.
  • http//www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Pages/fastfactsfa
    ctsheet.aspx
  • http//www.naceweb.org/s04172013/job-outlook-hirin
    g-projection-job market.aspx?referalknowledgecent
    ermenuid364

22
1 jobs in a lifetime How do you prepare for the
future? http//online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142
4052748704206804575468162805877990.html
23
Next Steps
  • We need to engage with graduates where we find
    them
  • Build/enable professional relationships
  • Share resources that alumni value

24
How We Use it and How We Did it
  • Craig Holzinger

25
Why was LinkedIn the Solution?
  • Network with LinkedIns database of 200 Million
    members.
  • Helps build the Alumnis brand and resume.
  • Creates lasting and sustainable connections.
  • Provides search engine searchable profiles.

26
Simplify the Complex
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How do you merge them together?
  • Download API library
  • developer.linkedin.com
  • This utilizes RESTful style programming
  • Add it to the Web Server
  • Apply for and plug-in the Secret key

28
Nano4me.org LinkedIn
  • APIs
  • User Profiles
  • Group Discussions to Follow and Like
  • Companies to Follow
  • Jobs LinkedIn suggests based on your profile
  • Actions
  • Like
  • Follow
  • Join
  • Bookmark

29
Nano4me.org/alumni
30
Home Page Login
31
How It Works
  • Allow Nano4me.org Access to LinkedIn
  • Secure as a Bank with Nano4me SSL Security
    Certificate

32
How It Works
  • You Have Logged-In

33
How It Works
  • You Have Joined the NACK Alumni Group

34
Profile View
35
Alumni Search
36
Group Discussion
37
Follow Companies
38
Suggested Jobs
39
Analytics
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