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Retooled website helps keep alumni connected

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You’ve heard that “once a Maverick, always a Maverick.” But after you earn your diploma and leave UT Arlington, how do you maintain that Maverick spirit and University pride?

It can be difficult to stay engaged when you move away. One solution: a revamped Alumni Association website.

Launched in August, the site functions similarly to popular social networking venues but offers more security and more customization and is exclusive to alumni and Alumni Association members. Users can post photo albums and slideshows, YouTube videos, and even blog posts on their profile pages and share them with friends on the site.

Another helpful feature is the Career Center, where users can find mentors, share résumés with other alumni and potential employers, post job openings at their companies, or locate career opportunities.

The site works seamlessly with social networking platforms, allowing users to link Facebook, MySpace, or LinkedIn member pages to their profile pages. Other improvements include RSS feeds, a tool to find old classmates, an easy way to update your contact information and control email messages you receive from the Alumni Association, better navigation, and increased page-loading speed.

We’re excited about the site’s improved functionality and the opportunity to have an online community,” says Zack Kulesz, the Alumni Association’s assistant director for membership and marketing. “With our new, more interactive website, our alumni will not only be offered a connection to the Alumni Association, they’ll have a link to the University community as a whole.”

Ready to get connected? Visit utaalumni​.org and click on “First-Time User” to create a personal, password-protected member profile.

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