Alumni Network Encourages Bishop Connection

A new online professional networking system is linking Ohio Wesleyan students with alumni across the nation and around the world.

Since the February rollout of OWU Alumni Network, more than 1,100 people have created free accounts allowing them to connect with Bishops in their community and field.

Designed to facilitate easier connections between students and alumni, and to allow alumni to build their professional networks, OWU Alumni Network is a joint venture between the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Career Services. Increasing alumni engagement is one of the goals of the ongoing Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign.

“We wanted to give young alumni another tool for reaching out to potential connections as they’re getting established after OWU,” says Katie Webster, director of alumni relations. “We are so fortunate to have so many alumni that are eager to help one another – Bishops love helping Bishops – and OWU Alumni Network makes that so much easier.”

The platform is powered by Wisr and also used by Denison, Oberlin, and other peer institutions.

“From a career services perspective, OWU Alumni Network also puts the power in the hands of students, showing them the wide breadth of alumni in their desired field who are available and eager to offer advice, or even internships,” says Leslie Melton, director of career services.

To create your free account, visit

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