WHAT IS MVCDS CONNECT?
MVCDS Connect is an online platform that brings Maumee Valley alumni together on a single network for easy searching and connecting. It allows alums to post jobs and internships and offer their support to the community if they are willing to help/mentor others.
WHAT CAN I DO ON MVCDS CONNECT?
MVCDS Connect makes it easy to capitalize on the benefits of being part of the extended Maumee Valley’s network.
Directory: Find old friends, make new connections—professional or personal—and network with other Maumee Valley alumni in similar (or different) fields.
Your profile: Make updates to your contact and employment information when they change, and share updates with the rest of the Maumee Valley alumni network about projects you’re currently involved in.
Jobs and opportunities: Find and share job openings and other opportunities such as internships.
Knowledge sharing: Volunteer to be a mentor to other alumni or search for alumni who can help you with career advice and information.
Events: Find out about Maumee Valley alumni events occurring near you!
Messaging: Receive and send messages to other alumni through the platform, by email, or through LinkedIn or Facebook.
Special interests: Follow or start a special interest page to bring together Maumee Valley alumni who have a common goal or interest.
IS THIS JUST ANOTHER SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL?
No. MVCDS Connect does not replace our social media channels and, in fact, it actually pulls Maumee Valley’s Facebook and Twitter feeds into the site. It’s different from social media because it enables you to find, search, and connect with the Maumee Valley alumni network quickly and easily
WHAT ALUMNI ARE PART OF MVCDS CONNECT?
You’ll find the entire Maumee Valley alumni community at your fingertips—all alumni for whom we have an email address will be invited to join the site. If you know a Maumee Valley alum who is not active on MVCDS Connect, please encourage them to join the site!
HOW SECURE IS MVCDS CONNECT?
The platform is a closed network accessible only by individuals pre-approved by the Alumni Relations Office. Please be aware that information you share will be viewable by everyone on the platform and Maumee Valley has no control over how members of the site may use the information.
HOW CAN I ACCESS THE PLATFORM?
For now, you can access it on your desktop, mobile, or download the app.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Register here by creating a username and password (we suggest registering through LinkedIn, as it is the quickest and easiest). Follow the step-by-step instructions to add the relevant information to your profile. If you happen to register with an email address that we do not have in our records, we will need to approve your request to join manually (which we will do, just bear with us!). Once you’re registered, post a message to say hello and introduce yourself, upload photos, browse to find people you know, and invite other alumni by using the ‘invite alumni’ arrow on the upper right-hand side of your screen.
I CAN’T FIND MY COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN THE DROP-DOWN MENU?
Please email email@example.com if you can’t find your college or university listed so that we may add it to the list.
I MADE A MISTAKE WHEN REGISTERING.
HOW DO I UPDATE MY PROFILE?
It’s simple. Just follow these steps:
Step 1: Log into MVCDS Connect and click on profile and update your profile. e. If you still have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help you troubleshoot.
I CAN’T LOG IN. HELP!
If you’ve forgotten your password, use the ‘forgotten your password’ link to reset a new password. If you are sure you have the right username and password, then possibly you’ve changed the email address that the system is linked to. If you change your email address in your profile, it might affect your login details. Contact email@example.com for assistance.
I KEEP GETTING AN ERROR MESSAGE. WHAT’S WRONG?
As with all electronic systems, this does sometimes happen. If you experience an error message, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get immediate assistance.