CLC Connect Updates
We have welcomed our 1,614th member today! CLC Connect is thriving and if you haven’t yet registered, please do so here.
On CLC Connect you can directly message other community members, speeding up the process of reconnecting with old friends as well as providing the opportunity to make new ones directly.
CLC Connect has proved particularly useful for the upcoming reunion as attendees have been able to make payment for their tickets, see who else is coming and review the programme.
In the groups area, each year group can connect with each other and share photos and memories in a secure environment, whether from the upcoming reunion or any other events.
If you have a question to ask or are looking for support from like minded people, please do visit the Advice Hub and Mentoring area.
As always, we welcome your input and feedback so please do contact Mrs Heather Eggelton, Development Services Manager here.
Key features of CLC Connect include:
- an online directory of community members, allowing you to reconnect with old friends and make new connections
- the opportunity to join common interest groups, both personal and professional including class of groups and career interest groups
- access to a digital library containing many interesting CLC and Guild resources including magazines, webinars, videos and podcasts
- booking for social and professional events locally, nationally, internationally and virtually
- ability to search for and share job vacancies, work experience opportunities and volunteer roles
We have recently launched the Mentoring and Advice Hub. In the advice hub forum area, you can ask a new question for other CLC Connect members to read and reply to as well as review previous questions and replies.
You will currently find six topics (please do let us know if you think we are missing any useful topics):
- Industry Insights
- Career Queries
- CVs, Interviews and Job Seeking
- Pupil work experience and Internships
- Further education
- Returning to work
In the mentoring area are two programmes. Here you can sign up to be a mentee yourself in the Guild programme and a mentor in the Guild or Pupil programmes. We would really appreciate as many Guild members signing up to be a mentor in these programmes. As a mentor you are in control of accepting mentoring requests and the way in which you would like to engage with mentees. You can volunteer as much or as little time as you have available. Someone may just have a question they wish to ask someone in your field or they might like to explore work experience opportunities or practise for an interview – it is a very flexible programme. As you will have both come to CLC, you will already have a foundation of common ground to build a fruitful relationship on.
It is not only mentees that benefit from the programme, mentors can:
- Motivate, advise, and support others
- Practice and build personal leadership skills
- Gain satisfaction from helping others
- Improve your communication skills
- Expand your network
- Change or advance your own career
- Work with people from different disciplines and backgrounds
- Increase your self-confidence
- Practise offering constructive feedback
- Contribute to viewpoints and experience
The Business Directory will launch later in the year, allowing members to promote their businesses and services to the CLC Community at no charge. If you have a business or service you would like to promote, please complete the Business Directory form in the College section of the Digital Library.
Please do join CLC Connect if you have not already done so and encourage your friends to do the same. This is a wonderful resource for you all to benefit from.
Please direct any questions, feedback and ideas on CLC Connect to Heather Eggelton in the Development and Guild Office at email@example.com or connect with her in the platform!
The CLC Connect community is approaching 1,500 members. Please do register if you have not done so as new information and materials, include a podcast with our principal, Eve Jardine-Young, are being added all the time.
Can you help with this question in the Further Education section of the Advice Hub? "I'm an SFC2 student hoping to pursue a career in Law, I've applied to study Law LLB at university, however, a lot of people who have done this degree have suggested doing a conversion instead if you have another subject of interest. I've applied deferred for Law for a course that I feel I'd enjoy, but if anyone has studied/ is studying Law or done a conversion I'd really value your opinion". Please log on and add your thoughts or post your own questions.
New this month too are details on the application process for the inaugural Council Advisory Board in the Opportunities area.
Would you like to help fellow Guild members and current pupils secure work experience? Is this something you are able to offer or have colleagues that can help? We will soon be posting work experience opportunities on CLC Connect, please contact Mrs Heather Eggelton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are now approaching 1,400 community members, CLC Connect is establishing itself as the place to go to connect with others, review useful digital resources and seek and give help and advice.
This month we have launched the Advice Hub alongside our Pupil and Guild mentoring programmes. This area is for when you have a question you want to pose to the community and covers topics such as Industry Insights, Pupil Work Experience and Internships, Career Queries, CVs, Interviews and Job Seeking, Further Education and Returning to work.
Whether you are seeking advice or would like to help others benefit from your knowledge and experience please do review the questions on the Advice Hub and consider signing up to be a mentor.
Please visit clc.aluminate.net to register if you have not already done so and encourage your friends to do the same.
In January, many of us take a little time to review our priorities and goals and also seek out new opportunities. Membership of CLC Connect can help you with this, if you haven't yet registered please click here.
Want to connect with like-minded people on a personal or professional level or reconnect with old friends?
CLC Connect groups include education, area and class of groups for Guild members and professional and personal interest groups for everyone. Joining a group is simple with one click. If there is a new group you would like to be created, please let us know.
Looking for a new job or volunteer opportunity? Please visit the opportunities page. We will shortly be releasing the functionality to post your own vacancies. In the meantime please send us details so we may post them for you.
We have added some New Year recipes to the creative resources section of the Digital Library. Some are in recognition of Chinese New Year (year of the Rabbit), others are Vegetarian and Vegan.
Do you have any questions or any information you wish to share? Please contact Heather Eggelton, Development Services Manager, in the Development and Alumnae Relations office on email@example.com or send her a message in CLC Connect!
Member numbers are close to 800 and with SFC pupils (Sixth form) joining shortly there are so many opportunities to connect.
If you haven’t yet joined please visit clc.aluminate.net to register.
For a tour of the platform and some advice on getting the most from it, please join Heather Eggelton from the Development and Alumnae Relations team for a virtual CLC Connect session on Zoom.
Should you be unable to attend, a recording of a tour and some FAQs will soon be available on the platform and more opportunities will be scheduled shortly.
Upcoming Virtual sessions
Friday 18th November 12-12:30pm
Meeting ID: 872 5485 5163
Tuesday 22nd November 1:30pm–2:00pm
Meeting ID: 834 6821 5257
Thursday 24th November 1:00pm–1:30pm
Meeting ID: 826 7355 0176
CLC’s new community engagement platform launched to Guild earlier this term and now has over 700 members!
Facilitating the connectivity of members of the CLC community across the world in a secure and safe online environment, CLC Connect offers users the opportunity to:
• access an online directory of community members
• book social events locally, nationally and internationally
• share and benefit from knowledge and experience on matters such as careers,
work experience and university by becoming a mentor or mentee
• join common interest groups, both professional and personal
• search for and share jobs and volunteer opportunities
• view College publications online
• follow CLC social media.
Please visit www.clc.aluminate.net to register if you are a Guild member.