Moving to a new city or country? Looking to change practice areas or find an expert in a specialized field? Now Boalties can easily connect with trustworthy contacts through B-LINK, a new online portal exclusively for alumni.
Just launched, B-LINK (law.berkeley.edu/blink) is a social hub and networking destination for graduates across generations and geography.
“Our alumni are leaders in every area of the legal profession, working at firms and organizations across the world,” says Amy Ambrose, Berkeley Law’s Assistant Dean of Advancement. “One of our priorities in the Alumni Center is to enable our community to remain engaged with the law school and tap into the vast benefits of the Boalt family.”
As well as an alumni directory that can be searched by practice area, firm, city/region, interests, and affinity groups, B-LINK is a one-stop destination for law school news and events. The platform also lets users share their own professional updates, photos, and events.
With Reunion Weekend approaching, alums can use B-LINK to find classmates they have lost touch with and start planning their return to the old haunts. Or for those who would rather attend something in their own region, the platform allows users to easily find fellow Boalties, form a local chapter, or organize a social or networking event.
“Boalt alumni do amazing work across the country and throughout the world,” says Camille Pannu ’11, director of the Aoki Water Clinic at UC Davis School of Law. “Being able to easily connect with one another through B-LINK to share information, resources, and friendship helps us amplify our efforts and build a more connected community of advocates.”
The platform also provides a space to share and look for jobs, offer or seek professional mentoring or advice, and find important information related to the alumni community.
Monitored by the school’s Alumni Center, B-LINK is a closed network accessible only to Berkeley Law graduates. Alums can log on to B-LINK using their LinkedIn or Facebook credentials, or via email. Even for those who rarely use social networks, registration takes only a few minutes, and the benefits are vast and varied.
The Alumni Center encourages graduates to join B-LINK and start connecting with fellow Boalties. This is a new platform, and Berkeley Law staff members are continually working with the developer to make improvements. Feedback is greatly valued. If you have any suggestions, troubles, or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.