Oberlin Alumni Association
World.Oberlin.Edu Users with Apple Domain Addresses
Our world.oberlin.edu email forwarding provider has informed us that all Apple domains—icloud.com, mac.com, me.com—are using spam blocking technology preventing delivery. No estimate was provided as to when (or if) this block will be lifted.
As a temporary solution, we suggest logging into OBIEWeb and changing your forwarding address target to a non-Apple address, such as a gmail.com or yahoo.com account. If you so desire, you should be able to configure your alternate address to forward to your Apple account.
When we complete the transition from OBIEWeb to TAPPAN in January, your world.oberlin.edu address will have a different service provider. We apologize for the current inconvenience.
Oberlin's New Crowdfunding Platform
Crowdfunding: the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
Oberlin Crowdfunding is a new fundraising platform highlighting specific projects in search of funding, such as establishing new scholarships, helping students with study abroad opportunities, and expanding programs on campus.
Calling All Oberlin Entrepreneurs
LaunchU will host its third startup accelerator, boot camp, and pitch competition for alumni and current students this January. The program features expert coaching and $50,000 in cash prizes for new ventures. Participants launching and growing ventures include tech startups, social impact ventures, arts organizations, local businesses, and innovative projects. Applications are due November 21.
Meet the Alumni Leadership Council
The Alumni Leadership Council, established in September 2014, is the governing body of the Oberlin Alumni Association, empowered to undertake and regulate any action of or on behalf of the Association. The members who sit on the ALC represent the identities, talents, regions, class years, volunteer roles, and diversities of the Oberlin alumni body.
2015: The Year of the Internship
The Career Center was recently awarded a large grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to develop and support students pursuing quality unpaid internships for the summer of 2015. In addition, the Class of 1965 established the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Internship Fund to support high-quality internships for high-need students.
2015 presents a remarkable opportunity to support more Oberlin students in their pre-professional exploration. Oberlin alumni best understand the range of fields, disciplines, and professions Oberlin students will be drawn to and thrive in. If you are aware of high quality internship opportunities for Oberlin students, the Career Center wants to hear from you.
TAPPAN is Coming
In January 2015, we will be retiring the OBIEWeb online directory. Taking its place will be TAPPAN, a central hub for alumni and student services such as a directory, career mentoring, event registration, regional club organization, alumni blogs, and discussion boards. You do not need to take any action at this point, but we wanted to give you some preliminary information before we move over to this new system.
Electronic Transcripts Available
The Office of the Registrar announced last month it can now process credit card payments and electronic transcripts requests. All transactions are secure and can be delivered within three business days.
Start Date: Dec 15 2014 5:00PM
End Date: Dec 15 2014 6:30PM
Location: Oberlin College, Peters Great Hall, Thomas J. Klutznick '61 Commons
Event Type: Reception, Meet & Greet
Description: Peters Great Hall, Thomas J. Klutznick '61 Commons