“A fellow alumna reached out to me via Swichboard after I posted this and said she had a place to rent. I checked it out and we both decided it was a great fit. Thanks Switchboard for helping us find our home!”

“This is a bit late, but I wanted to thank everyone for their advice! I did end up studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea during Fall 2017 (my junior year). I was able to fulfill four course requirements and although I don't plan on graduating early, I definitely could if I wanted to. Studying abroad was definitely the most challenging, yet rewarding experience of my life thus far. So I'm very grateful for the opportunity that SCU has given me as well as the advice from alumni that pushed me towards making this decision! I actually made a vlog about my entire study abroad experience: stu[diane] abroad if anyone wants to see how I experienced Korea! :)”

“Great experience - basically like craigslist with a nice UI for SCU students and alums!”

“My dream event to bring alumni and students together through dogs came true. We originally went with a couple of local alumni that we knew but wanted to open up the list to as many alumni with dogs! The post connected me with at least 10 alumni who want to give back to SCU and help students de-stress during week 10! ”

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“I loved the various responses - everything from hiking in the Bay Area (closer to home) to renting a home on a bike and river trails in the next state, and even traveling afar with possibilities of working on organic farms!  FANTASTIC! ”

“Great sharing by Googlers on what it's like to work at Google, what variety of majors they hire, and tips on the interviewing process.”

Katy

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“Thanks to Switchboard, a Bronco alumna ('91, MBA '99) saw my ask about knowing someone who can sew  and connected me with her SCU roommate's daughter who's a stellar seamstress. I'm delighted to have 6 new, more fashionable purses to complement my current style, and 10  more in the works. Gotta love the network effect in action!”

“I got a call from SCU general council.  Very cool!”

“It was great to hear from several young broncos who are interested in educational fundraising. Looking forward to staying in touch with them!”

“I did not know what Switchboard was until a few weeks ago, thanks to reaching out to Denise Ho Assistant Director of Young Alumni. So I downloaded it and connected with Louie's Club. The chats with them were straight forward and without some of that tension from just cold applying. It just so happened my love for animals and content were a good fit for what they were looking for.  I'm looking forward to working with them and help unite more dog lovers!  ”

“This post led to a great summer job with the San Jose Jazz Festival. I was connected with Bruce Labadie '77 who is the artistic and festival director there. It was an awesome way to carry my passion for music and event planning right into post-grad life. ”

“Great experience”

“Very positive response and will offer again! ”

“I also posted on Craigslist and found a Gunn HS Counselor to rent the room.”

“Thank you Elizabeth Connelly and Ana Raab. It was great to get connected into the new city. Happy to announce I'll be starting a new job in Advancement at UW!”

“I reached out and was able to retrieve the items. It was very easy to communicate and use, and the fact that it was coordinated through SCU made it feel safer and more familiar. It was also great to build a connection with a fellow SCU affiliate!”

“Had a great time at the Vintage thanks to Omar and the Switchboard!”

“I received several responses from Switchboard and was able to connect a few Broncos with my friend looking for a nanny. She interviewed several people and ultimately filled her position with an SCU alumna. Thanks Switchboard!”

“There continues to be a steady and growing Switchboard interest from SCU students, parents and alumni.  As SCU's Switchboard grows, so, too, does the collective response to its multiple and varied posts (including my own!).  Switchboard is a great idea and an outstanding networking tool for our ever-growing SCU community!  ”

“This forum has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to connect with other alumni and members of the Santa Clara community by helping them through my passion for calligraphy.”

“Switchboard is so much better than Craigslist. I was connected to a friend of someone who worked for SCU through Switchboard. We sold the bike and the transaction was safe and went very smoothly.”

“Thanks Megan for the recommendation. I look forward to exploring where this trail will take me.”

“I got some great book recommendations from other Broncos. I've got to get reading! ”

Ali

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“Thank you! Switchboard is such a great way to get suggestions like this from fellow Broncos! Can't wait to take JT to these places soon!”