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What Is The Impact Of The School's Alumni Network On Opportunities Or Community?

Updated: May 13

4 Parents Had These Thoughts On School’s Alumni Network And Community.

Welcome to our series exploring the Irish education system through our personal journey to find the right school for our son. Based on our conversations with 24 families, each post dives into a different aspect of choosing a primary or secondary school.

Children wearing sweaters and sitting in rows of school benches.
Children wearing sweaters and sitting in rows of school benches.

Q: What is the impact of the school's alumni network on opportunities or community?

18/24 parents did not have comments about the impact of school alumni networks. This suggests that parents do not consider this aspect a critical factor in school choice or perceive it as influential for future.

4/24 Parents had these thoughts on school’s alumni network and community:

Quality of Education: 1/4 parent mentioned evaluating the quality of the school not by its alumni network but by the quality of teaching, child treatment, and the student-teacher ratio.

  • "Judges the school's quality by how the children are treated, the quality of teaching, and the student-teacher ratio. Believes facilities are less important, considering Kid1's age."

Positive Influence of Alumni Networks - 3/4 parents noted a positive influence of alumni networks. They pointed out that these networks can foster strong, lifelong connections and potentially beneficial networks.

  • "Blackrock College alumni are tight-knit. Father's closest friends are all from there."

  • "School alumni networks have not influenced mom's healthcare career, though she acknowledges their existence in private education, citing her brother's experience with an all-boys school network."

  • “Believes that being part of a good alumni network can be beneficial. Father has seen Blackrock college alumni climb up the ranks in banking faster than him.”

The 12 Articles in this series


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