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  • When working with organisations and alumni, it's important to keep in mind that you are representing the University of Cambridge. Your interactions with them can have a lasting impact on the future engagement with your society and the University as a whole.  

  • To ensure that you make a positive impression, it's crucial to be professional, responsive, and clear in your communication. Keep in mind that employers and alumni receive numerous requests from various University departments, so being respectful of their time is essential.  

  • Take the time to understand the organisation’s goals and objectives. Do they align with your values and expectations? This will help you tailor your collaboration efforts to align with each other's needs and aspirations.  

  • Have a clear outcome and ensure that it meets the expectations of all involved. This not only helps build trust and credibility, but it also ensures that everyone is satisfied with the end result. Make sure you can deliver on what you promise to avoid any disappointment. 

  • Once you have identified an employer that aligns with your objectives and has the potential for a mutually beneficial collaboration, establish a formal agreement or memorandum of understanding that clearly outlines the goals, expectations, and responsibilities of both parties to ensure a successful partnership.

Working with alumni and guest speakers:

  • Send event reminders with clear details of what is expected of guests and directions to room locations (things may have changed a lot since they studied here).
  • Make sure you attend the event to greet alumni you have personally invited.
  • Send a thank you note to alumni and guest speakers within 48 hours of the event to show gratitude for their time and to ask for feedback.