About World Alumni Network (WAN®)

Lots of alumni networks, but they don’t work

Because it is not easy

Anyone can start a website. But creating a professional grade solution for thousands of users, keeping it that way all the time is not easy. And it’s not a small project either. Therefore, many colleges are finding it extremely difficult to create a state-of-the-art website for their alumni and maintain it by keeping up with new trends in the online technologies.

Require lots of resources

It is particularly challenging for any college to cope up with the website's demanding scalability, reliability, availability, usability, compatibility, speed, security in addition to several other issues such as hosting, maintenance, upgrades, and support. Thus, many of the colleges either do not create an alumni website or even if it is created it is not maintained properly due to lack of adequate funds, dedicated experts, needed skills or other resources.

Colleges have their hands full

The educational institutes have so many other things to take care, such as curriculum, teaching, tests, labs, exams, evaluation, results, and so on, which are often combined with the layers of administrative challenges, financial challenges, and many other internal and external hurdles. With all these issues the colleges do not get adequate opportunity to pay attention to the alumni network it deserves.

Working with more such inadequate networks means simply more problems

If a person is alumni of multiple colleges, he or she may need to create separate accounts at each of the alumni website (if an alumni website exists for that college, works, and is maintained properly), login at each website to stay connected with college or classmates. It complicates the situation even more.

The WAN is different

It is a dependable platform

The World Alumni Network (WAN), with Patent Pending technologies, is providing a unified solution to the challenges faced by colleges, institutions, students, faculty, and alumni. Proven technology experts, engineers, visionaries, inventors, investors, academicians, and industry experts are supporting the WAN to provide a dependable platform for every college, every student, and every alumni.

Is it free?

Yes, all the basic features and functionalities are free of cost. No hidden charges. To provide a reliable service and to make most of the website function at free of cost, particularly to help the freshers and non-earning members, some features of the website are made available to premium members only, such as posting of the job openings, for example. On the other hand, this will also ensure the colleges, students, and alumni to see only the genuine and relevant job offerings.

What an individual can do?

If you are a student or alumni, just go ahead and register right now. If you have already registered, make sure to inform all your classmates and friends to register also and inform their friends and classmates. No financial obligation. You can also contact your colleges and explain the benefits of working with WAN for the students, alumni, and college itself so that the college keeps its contact and other information up-to-date at WAN for an easy access to every member.

What a college can do?

To preserve the integrity of the whole service and to provide a quality solution to all the members, we encourage colleges to review the information provided by the members and let us know of any discrepancies. Normally a dedicated person from each college, known as the WAN Coordinator, will handle all the communication between the WAN and the college and also perform all the supervision at WAN behalf of the college using a separate web interface with the administrative privileges.

If you are an alumni, student, principal, staff, or a part of the college administration or management, feel free to just give us a call or contact us using the information provided at the contact page. With this we can provide a specialized service to college and give a secure administrative access to the designated WAN coordinator so that college can view and control the information and the data present on the WAN website for your college. Once again, there is no financial obligation to colleges or any member or student or staff (of course, any member can avail a paid premium service only if they wish to). More than a thousand colleges, including dozens of universities, have signed up with WAN and counting.

About the logo

Name of World Alumni Network is often abbreviated and pronounced as one word WAN®, hence it is also an acronym. The logo is representing the word WAN® in a graphical form. In the context of connecting the alumni, it is illustrating how few simple individual blocks (individuals), when connected in a right way, can together take another larger and fascinating shape to create a meaningful outcome. The word alumni has been used for groups composed of both genders. [Ref]