Using Alumni Career Data to Attract Funding & Support Guided Pathways

Published on Jan 27, 2023

Updated on Jul 19, 2023

Written by Lightcast

NOTE: This on-demand webinar is intended for US institutions only. The data discussed is not currently available for institutions outside the US.

Summary (access the recording, slide deck, and related resources below):

This webinar explores how educational institutions benefit from detailed alumni employment data that goes beyond what’s available through surveys and public sources. Join our guest speaker from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) to learn best practices for using this data effectively, including how it can be used to demonstrate the value of academic programs and attract funding from foundations and government agencies.

Viewers will come away with strategies for leveraging alumni employment data effectively, including to:

  • Provide critical evidence and quantitative support for grant applications and other funding opportunities

  • Empower faculty with objective feedback and insight into their students’ career outcomes

  • Support implementation of the guided pathways model by providing real-world examples of college-to-career pathways and validating program-to-market alignment


  • Cathy Copeland (Director, Research and Grant Development at Lake Washington Technical Institute) shares how she uses Lightcast alumni data to demonstrate that graduates go on to secure in-demand jobs with top employers in the state and broader region — and how that data can be used to support funding applications.

  • Ian McManus (Account Executive at Lightcast) hosts the webinar and provides a brief overview of how Lightcast makes it easy to collect and analyze data on your institution’s alumni career pathways.

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