Skip this Video
Download Presentation
HI-TEC Austin, Texas July 23, 2013

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 39

HI-TEC Austin, Texas July 23, 2013 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

The National Nano Alumni Network Presents: Using Social Media Platforms to Connect with ATE Program Alumni. HI-TEC Austin, Texas July 23, 2013. National Nano Alumni Network Presenters. Karen Halvorson Director of Nano Alumni Network Former Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'HI-TEC Austin, Texas July 23, 2013' - tuyen

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
The National Nano Alumni Network Presents:Using Social Media Platforms to Connect with ATE Program Alumni


Austin, Texas

July 23, 2013

national nano alumni network presenters
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


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

The Nano Alumni Network website is located on the NACK website:

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.
What is the Nano Alumni Network?
  • What is the Nano Alumni Network?
  • Website located on the NACK website:
  • 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
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
Alumni Success Stories
  • Professional Associations
  • Search Alumni by Location
  • Alumni Council
  • Webinar Postings
  • Transfer Agreements by State
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
21st Century Challenges in Education


Emerging Technology Meets Social Networking

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
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
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?
Their Need
  • Students need to:
  • Evolvethe way they meet, interact, and communicate with their peers/colleagues.
  • Express their knowledge, skills, and abilities to others who don’t know them.
  • Establish a presence and build their brand.
Social Media Solution
  • LinkedIn allows students to:
  • Showcasetheir 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.
  • Controltheir online presence.
Professional Networking

It is so valuable – now convince your students!

89% of companies plan to use social networks to find employees

A Few Things to Consider:
  • According to the AACC, in 2008-2009: 1,163,830Associate Degrees and Certificates awarded.
  • NACE’s job outlook survey shows hiring is flat (or lower) in 2013 than 2012.
  • market.aspx?referal=knowledgecenter&menuid=364
1+ jobs in a lifetime

How do you prepare for the future?

Next Steps
  • We need to engage with graduates where we find them
  • Build/enable professional relationships
  • Share resources that alumni value
why was linkedin the solution
Why was LinkedIn the Solution?

Network with LinkedIn’s database of 200 Million members.

Helps build the Alumni’s brand and resume.

Creates lastingand sustainable connections.

Provides search engine searchable profiles.

how do you merge them together
How do you merge them together?
  • Download API library:
      • This utilizes RESTful style programming
  • Add it to the Web Server
  • Apply for and plug-in the Secret key
nano4me org linkedin + LinkedIn
  • Actions
      • Like
      • Follow
      • Join
      • Bookmark
  • API’s
      • User Profiles
      • Group Discussions to Follow and Like
      • Companies to Follow
      • Jobs LinkedIn suggests based on your profile
how it works
How It Works
  • Allow Access to LinkedIn
  • Secure as a Bank with Nano4me SSL Security Certificate
how it works1
How It Works

You Have Logged-In

how it works2
How It Works

You Have Joined the NACK Alumni Group