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New Non-Profit Explainer Video: Wheaton WiN

Seven years ago I graduated from Wheaton College in the suburbs of Chicago. A lot of my best memories came from my four years at Wheaton, so I was excited to get a chance to work on the animated explainer video for Wheaton in Network. WiN helps connect students and alumni for conversations about calling, career, and life after college – something I wish I had before I graduated.

Non-Profit Explainer Video Transcript:

Welcome to Wheaton in Network, or WiN – an online tool connecting people within the Wheaton family for conversations about calling, career, and life after college.

So, who can use WiN? Everyone in the Wheaton family. Here’s how:

Students and young alumni can use WiN to learn from other’s experiences and seek advice about life after Wheaton.

All alumni and parents, including young alumni, can serve on WiN as short-term advisors or long-term mentors, sharing their talents and experiences with the Wheaton community.

Sounds pretty great, right? Here’s how you can start using it.

Sign up at and complete your profile.

Students need to register for a training session on campus.

If you’re a student, or if you graduated within the past ten years, you can search for advisors or mentors by career field, location, major and a variety of other criteria. You’ll notice that all profiles are anonymous at first.

Once you find someone you want to contact, you can bookmark their profile for later, or send them a message through WiN.

If you’re an alumnus or parent, you’ll receive an email notification when someone contacts you. Then you can log into WiN and review the requestor’s profile.

You can decline the request if you’re too busy or you can reply through WiN anonymously.

If you accept the request your contact information will be automatically shared via email. Then it’s up to the student or young alumnus to contact you by phone or email in order to start connecting.

And that’s how WiN works. You’ll find more resources at And don’t forget when you’re interacting on WiN to be professional, responsive and always express thanks for people’s time.

Thank you for being a WiNner! You’re helping make the Wheaton family more connected.

Written by Andrew Follett
Andrew is the Founder of Demo Duck, a video production agency. He lives in Chicago, loves startups, and enjoys traveling. You can follow him on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.