Thursday, October 01, 2015

Santa Clara University MBA and MSIS Online Networks

Introduction   Connect with fellow alumni and students of the Santa Clara University School of Business’ Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science Information Systems (MSIS) programs using the following official and unofficial social networks:
  1. LinkedIn Groups
  2. Facebook Groups
  3. Facebook Pages
  4. Yahoo! Groups

LinkedIn Groups   LinkedIn is the leading professional networking site. Thousands of SCU alumni and students have connected with each other online in LinkedIn Groups. Here below are some LinkedIn Groups of interest to SCU MBA and MSIS students and alumni:
  1. Santa Clara University & Alumni Association (Official) — 17,412 members
    "The Santa Clara University & Alumni Association group is a medium for individuals to network, share ideas, and engage in academic or professional related discussions. It is also an environment to foster a lifelong connection with the association and the University through event, news, or discussion posts."
  2. SCU School of Business — 8,761 members
    "This group is limited to Leavey School of Business alumni and graduate students with 36+ units completed, as well as SCU faculty and friends of the Business School."
  3. Santa Clara University Lifelong Network — 5,429 members
    Most members of this group are SCU MBA alumni. "Mission: Collaborative inclusive networking, internally within the community and externally with others. Network here to expand your opportunities, explore new options, stay connected, and grow by sharing! We will transform this group into anything we want, as long as it suits our needs to be networked."
  4. Santa Clara Law Alumni — 2,853 members
    "The Santa Clara Law Alumni group on LinkedIn was created to promote connections between graduates of Santa Clara Law. Current Santa Clara Law students are also invited to join the group in order to begin networking with alumni practitioners."
  5. Beta Gamma Sigma San Francisco Area Alumni Chapter (BGS-SF) — 1,517 members
    "We are a community comprised of diverse professionals who live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area and have achieved lifetime membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society through exemplary achievements in business academics."
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Facebook Groups   Facebook is the leading social networking site. Thousands of SCU alumni and students have connected with each other online in Facebook Groups. Here below are some Facebook Groups of interest to SCU MBA and MSIS students and alumni:
  1. SCU Leavey School of Business Alumni Network — 1,943 members
    "This community was created by SCU Leavey School of Business MBA, MSIS and undergraduate alumni for SCU alumni to network, reconnect and meet new friends."
  2. Santa Clara University Lifelong Network (SCU LLN) — 718 members
    Most members of this group are SCU MBA alumni. "Mission: Collaborative inclusive networking, internally within the community and externally with others."
  3. SCU Alumni in Santa Clara Valley — 615 members
    "The Santa Clara Valley Alumni Group is dedicated to providing excellent events and connections for all Bronco Alumni living from in the Silicon Valley area. All Alumni are encouraged to take part in activities ranging from Sharks games to post-work receptions to volunteer projects."
  4. SCU MBA/MSIS Alumni Happy Hours — 338 members
    "Santa Clara MBA & MSIS Alumni will gather for Happy Hour to network, mingle, and catch up!"
  5. SCU Palo Alto MBA (PAMBA) lunch group — 259 members
    "This is an organizing group for SCU Graduate Business students and alumni to get together for lunch and other events around the Bay Area."
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Facebook Pages   "Like" Facebook Pages to follow status updates from Santa Clara University and converse with SCU students and alumni in replies to status updates:
  1. Santa Clara University — 31,462 likes
  2. Santa Clara University Alumni Association — 15,159 likes
  3. Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business — 2,371 likes
  4. Santa Clara University Entrepreneurs Connection — 178 likes
  5. Santa Clara University MBA Toastmasters (SCUMBAT) — 158 likes
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Yahoo! Groups   Thousands of SCU MBA and MSIS alumni are connected in Yahoo! Groups. Join one or more of the following groups:
  1. Santa Clara University Lifelong Network — 1,985 members
    "Mission: Collaborative inclusive networking, internally within the community and externally with others."
  2. Leavey School of Business — 1,776 members
    "This network is intended for all the new, existing and alumni SCU MBA students to communicate and share information, exchange ideas, contribute resources, make friends for life and help grow the network and maintain lifelong relationships."
  3. Finance Connexion - SCU MBA — 1,000 members
    "Finance Connexion's mission is two-fold: To educate members on different aspects of Finance and Accounting by providing them access to industry professionals through events [and] to help members build a solid network among the richly diverse SCU current and alumni student body."
  4. SCU Marketing Network — 839 members
    "The SCU Marketing Network was founded to provide Santa Clara University's graduate business community with a channel for enhancing knowledge, enriching the student experience and expanding one's network of peers, faculty, alumni and other business professionals within the field of marketing."
  5. Santa Clara MBA Entrepreneurs Connection — 743 members
    "The Santa Clara University MBA Entrepreneur's Connection's (EC) mission is to bring entrepreneurial minded students, alumni, faculty, and industry partners together into an environment that educates, promotes, and fosters new venture startup activities driven out of the SCU community."
  6. SCU International Business Network — 464 members
    "This group is intended for all SCU MBA students who are interested in learning and exchanging views on international business and pursuing a career path in international business."
  7. Women in Business - SCU — 356 members
    "This group is intended for all SCU MBA students who are interested in learning and exchanging views on international business and pursuing a career path in international business."
  8. SCU Information Systems Connexion — 246 members
    "The Information Systems Connexion is the network for all new, current, and alumni SCU MSIS students and MBA students who are interested in technology to exchange ideas, contribute resources, and make friends for life."
  9. SCU South Asian MBA Network — 233 members
    "The Information Systems Connexion is the network for all new, current, and alumni SCU MSIS students and MBA students who are interested in technology to exchange ideas, contribute resources, and make friends for life."
  10. Santa Clara MBA Consulting Club — 142 members
    "Vision: To aid in the development of LSB graduates as world-class consultants"
  11. SCU Palo Alto MBA (PAMBA) lunch group — 122 members
    "Home page for Santa Clara MBA students and alumni to organize group lunches and other events."
  12. SCU MBA Business Network — 75 members
    "Discuss Business, Stocks, SCU MBA classes, Other related topics"
  13. Santa Clara MBA - LInC — 54 members
    "This is networking and resource group of current students and alumni of Santa Clara University - Leavey Integrated Cohort (LInC) program. This group is not moderated by faculty or staff."
  14. List for alums and friends of Santa Clara University Executive MBA program — 48 members
    "A central meeting place for the SCU EMBA program graduates and current students. Schedule events, network and whatever else works for you."
  15. Santa Clara MBA Wine Education — 22 members
    "A group of Santa Clara University MBA students and alumni who are curious about wine and wish to learn about it, study it, and taste it."
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