In September, Queen's Office of Advancement will discontinue its Online Community (OLC) and associated programs (NetworQ, tricolour email forwarding, broadcast email), and will upgrade to three new modules for alumni. Some services associated with the OLC will continue, and others will be enhanced. Alumni currently have access to Queen's Career Services through the OLC. This service will continue with a new log-in process using your Queen's NetID.
Alumni currently using the tricolour email forwarding service through the OLC will keep their addresses for the coming months. We will support this service in-house for the foreseeable future. But you may want to switch to a permanent queensu email address.Later this year, we will launch an optional permanent email address service for all alumni through Microsoft 365 (NetID@queensu.ca with a email@example.com option).
Learn more about NetIDs at Queen's.
This fall, alumni will be invited to sign up for Queen's Connects, a new online career networking module for both alumni and current students. Users will be able to connect with alumni in similar fields, or use the module to get advice on career changes or transferable skills. Queen's Connects will enable users to highlight their Queen's extracurricular activities as well as their academic studies, making this a uniquely tricolour network. Users can also connect their profiles with their LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. Queen's Connects will replace the NetworQ module and will launch in January to current students.
What’s going away? The Online Community components (Alumni Directory, Résumé Depot, NetworQ,and Keeping in Touch) are being discontinued, as other online resources (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) have grown in popularity. Learn about other ways to connect with alumni.
Alumni will already see changes in the design of the emails they receive from the Queen's Office of Advancement. We have also streamlined the opt-out function for broadcast emails from Queen's Advancement, to ensure alumni receive the types of emails they wish from Queen's. Questions? Contact Queen's Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.