New WUR Connect online platform now available to all Wageningen alumni

News

New WUR Connect online platform now available to all Wageningen alumni

Published on
March 24, 2017

Want to get in touch with Wageningen alumni, KLV members and/or students? Then sign up now to the new online alumni platform and make the most of WUR Connect. Join the many enthusiastic users who have already reconnected with former classmates and exchanged tips about jobs and career opportunities.

  • Reconnect: Look up classmates, find out what they’re up to and stay in touch.
  • Give something back: Help fellow ‘Wageningers’ get in touch with the right people, share knowledge, or find a great internship, mentorship or a new job.
  • Expand your network: Your network is bigger than you think. Find out who is working where in the national and international world of the Wageningen domain.
  • Discover career opportunities: Discover opportunities to move forward in your own career. Contribute to new projects, find the best jobs in the sector.

How? Watch the animated video (2 minutes) and learn how to post updates, search for members, find/post job vacancies and perform advanced searches.

Read about WUR Connect in the magazine Wageningen World

- Unfortunately, your cookie settings do not allow videos to be displayed. - check your settings

Potential

WUR Connect went live at the end of January 2017. On the day of the official launch, 6,300 emails were sent out to KLV members inviting them to sign up for this new service. By the start of March more than 1,500 of them had already registered. On 24 March, 22,000 Dutch alumni received the same digital invitation; 8,000 international alumni will be informed about the service at the end of April. In total, WUR Connect has more than 36,000 potential users!  

What’s happened so far?

In the first six weeks, more than 300 alumni indicated that they want to be a mentor. More than 150 internships have already been posted and KLV Professional Match posts new job openings every week. Alumni also use WUR Connect as job database - the first alumna has already found a job via WUR Connect!

Since going live more than 100 photos have already been shared, in addition to the albums that had already been posted. The most senior KLV member on WUR Connect is 96 years old. He needed a little bit of help signing up, but he really wanted to be on this new platform to get in touch with old friends and acquaintances and look at old photos. 

You are and always will be a ‘Wageninger’

Go to www.wurconnect.nl and sign up via LinkedIn/Facebook or with your email address. WUR Connect works best in Google Chrome, so if possible please use this browser.

Although WUR Connect was primarily intended for Wageningen alumni, KLV members and students, Wageningen University and Research employees are also welcome to sign up, have a browse and take advantage of the possibilities that the platform offers.

Questions?

Send an email to alumni@wur.nl