6 Reasons to Join Our Networking Platform
UCF Knights Network is a free digital community where the social world meets the business world. It’s a virtual space exclusively for alumni and students to connect, seek and offer expertise, expand your network, promote your business, and find new opportunities.
Access to UCF Knights Network is one of the benefits of being a UCF alum, and here are six reasons you don’t want to miss out.
1. Network with UCF Alumni
Having a strong professional network allows you to tap into more knowledge and opportunities. Your network can help you stay on top of the latest industry trends, sharpen your skill set, and accelerate your career growth.
Joining UCF Knights Network means joining a professional community with thousands of your fellow Knights. You can reconnect with former classmates, make new professional connections, collaborate and learn—all in a friendly and comfortable UCF environment.
The platform also provides information about alumni events and local career events, so you can find opportunities for in-person networking too.
2. Find a Mentor and Mentor Others
UCF Knights Network offers alumni-to-alumni informal mentoring, making it easy to find a mentor or a mentee. You can act as a mentor to alumni, current seniors and recent grads. You can also benefit from the knowledge and expertise of mentors who are farther along in their career journeys.
Users opt in to offer/seek help during registration, then search the directory for other Knights seeking mentorship or willing to provide mentorship. The site allows you to search for mentors in your local area and/or industry.
The rest is up to you! Mentors can meet their mentees for coffee, share career insight, review resumes, answer questions, help mentees identify areas for development, and more. If you prefer to meet virtually, UCF Knights Network has video chat powered by Zoom.
At any stage of your career, exchanging ideas and expertise with others is hugely beneficial.
3. Promote Your Business
The Business Directory on UCF Knights Network gives you a space to promote your business or service easily and effectively. You can also offer benefits to others within the network, such as a free consultation or a discount for UCF alumni.
Businesses in the Business Directory are selected for spotlights on the UCF Alumni blog and social media throughout the year. Whether your business is big or small, this online resource allows you to promote products and offerings to UCF alumni around the globe!
4. Discover Job Opportunities
UCF Knights Network offers alumni the ability to both view and post open job vacancies within their organizations.
On the Job Board, registered users can view available job opportunities (and exclusive job leads) in many different industries. If you see a job that interests you, you can even apply directly through the platform.
5. Join Groups
Join groups to leverage your alumni network, like 2021-2022 New Graduates, UCF Alumni Veterans, UCF Black Alumni Network, UCF Latino/a/x Alumni Network, UCF Alumni Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism, and more!
After you log in, click on the “Groups” tab on the left-hand panel to view the list of available groups.
6. Access Career Resources
Browse a free career resource library with helpful advice on job search strategies, interviews, remote working and more. The resource library also includes access to over 15 exclusive UCF Alumni webinars.
How to Sign Up for UCF Knights Network
Joining UCF Knights Network is a fast, simple process. You can sign up using your LinkedIn or Facebook, and your information automatically populates. It takes less than two minutes to get started!
There’s also an easy way to access UCF Knights Network right from your phone!
1. Open ucfknightsnetwork.com in Safari.
2. Select the sharing icon at the bottom of the browser page (middle icon).
3. Select ‘Add to Home Screen’.
1. Open ucfknightsnetwork.com on your mobile browser.
2. Click ‘Sign In’ in the top right-hand corner.
3. See a pop-up asking if you want to save to home screen.
4. Click to add to home screen.
The UCF Knights Network icon will now appear on your mobile device, and you can start connecting with alumni all over the world.
Tapping into your UCF Knights Network is a powerful way to increase the long-term value of your education and accelerate your career. It’s free, easy to use and made for alumni like you.