Yes, it’s so great to have Alumni Channel for sharing all experiences and memories @ddas and @AlexG5353. Clubs for books for other interests like good resources for all pathways. I think growing this channel can develop the long life memberships
About the Slack channel as @Vrinda_Jain said or any tools that we use for the internship, we can also have the buttons on SA platform to link them directly to official Slack,… of SA
Really like the idea about the buddy system of @Sarahrp Besides having the learning buddies, we can have something similar to the mentorship program; for example, leader buddies (or maybe 1:1). Some leaders who could not join the next sections can also share the experience with the incoming leaders and support them throughout the following projects. They can fill in a form and the buddies might be chosen based on the interests of the pathway, their characters, and timezone. Or sth like an alumni mentor mixer (may be beneficial for friends who are wondering about the other pathways and for whom are finding the career roadmap).
I think, maybe we can do the survey on the channel such as small tests on small/big groups, it helps out new/sustainable strategies or innovation. Some statistics can show how the efficiency of these internships is (also good to show with the donors) and maybe can get in touch with interns’ jobs after finishing the SA internship when they share their success stories via posts or surveys.
We can also do a poster (mini guide) for friends to map out this channel platform. Or maybe we have a button/a way that can link to the other category pathways where interns can have a look at the previous work and interactions
Maybe a place for sharing ideas about industry mentors and collect the questions before the upcoming webinars. It may help the mentors knows the technical/management gaps and support their next training sessions.
Another idea is a place for photo boot, even we work totally online, there are also some nice moments on the meetings, all the captured pics are good memories for all. Video marketing also works well, people love the visualizations and videos, so we can build a trend like ‘Cats and Carts’ video using past interns
Alumni channel can do competition about the contents/innovations from categories, homepage, videos or any social network
I hope those can help, let me know about your thoughts