The greatest asset any Institution can have is its Alumni. Alumni are the brand ambassador of an Institute and responsible for creating positive vibrations in society. Reputation and standing of an Institute is created by the significant contributions made and heights attained by its Alumni in different sectors of society like Public and Private Sector Organizations, Industry, high end administrative and professional jobs in Public and Private sectors and in many other areas of significance in society at National and International levels. TIET Alumni are spread all over the globe. The Institute and its current students can drive large advantages by being well networked with the Alumni. TIET keeps its Alumni in high esteem and shall always look forward for their close association with their Alma Mater.
The University strives to engage its alumni in meaningful ways with eye toward increasing their level of philanthropic, advocacy, and support. TIET graduates are leaders and contributors to the vitality of their local communities, businesses, and culture across the globe.
There are currently slightly more than 25000 TIET University degree holders. As a result of student enrolment growth, this represents an alumni population increase of 33 percent since 2000. During that time, two campuses have more than doubled the size of their alumni base. This means that the average age of alumni is younger than ever – a trend that will continue. Likewise during this period, as the University has enrolled higher percentages of first-generation students, TIET’s alumni population has become increasingly diverse. Based on undergraduate student projections for the foreseeable future, these developments are expected to continue. Such trends provide TIET campuses ample opportunities and a few challenges in the years ahead.
In April 2019 the TIET Management took the decision to have an Alumni Office headed by a professional and provide an array of communications, services, and programs to cultivate and stimulate alumni engagement and giving.
The University relies heavily on alumni as campus volunteers, Alumni Leaders, community advocates, and supportive Partners, for all its engagement efforts. Alumni populations and engagement vary by campus. Each campus funds and operates its alumni database management, print and digital communications, reunions, events, career networking, mentorship and other engagement activities. TIET office of the Director supports these efforts with benchmarking policies, topical system wide events, common messaging, and directed funding.
The mission of TIET Alumni Relations is “to enrich the lives of alumni and engage them as volunteers, advocates, and contributors who strengthen the University.” To this end, each campus runs and manages communications, events, and programs to maximize alumni involvement, develop volunteer opportunities, and stimulate philanthropic and advocacy support.
The Alumni Relations team’s primary objective has continued to be outreach through regional, affinity, reunion and student programs to connect and engage alumni in the life of the university and students. Homecoming has been a major focus over the last few months in collaborating with campus partners to provide alumni many reasons to come back and reconnect with their alma mater during this reunion weekend. The team has continued to work on the reporting capabilities of The Almaconnect, the division’s new constituent database, to guide programming and communication decisions and to create invitation lists for all-inclusive and segmented communication pieces. The team continues to move forward with the division’s strategic plan and implementing tactics that will improve the alumni engagement percentage.