A Letter from SAI President Charlie Lee ('22)
Dear Student Agencies Alumni and Friends,
With the spring semester now well underway, I am excited to report that the year is off to an outstanding start. Following our successful January peak, Big Red Shipping and Storage is now working to update the way it operates. We are aiming to simplify the storage process for customers and better advertise the benefits of our storage and shipping services. Hired Hands Moving Company performed strongly in February, utilizing a new quoting and payment system to improve the customer experience. We expect that demand for our services will dramatically increase as we move into March and April. Student Agencies Tutoring has continued its strong momentum into the new school semester, using a referral system that allows students to test the service at a low cost. We plan on expanding this system throughout the year, reducing the cost of trial packages to acquire new customers. Finally, I am also very excited to announce that the Student Agencies Building is fully leased for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a huge accomplishment for the real estate team and brings us one step closer to the opening of the building in August!
In addition to the work that has been occurring within our agencies, we are also in the process of implementing the Graduway platform to facilitate alumni and student engagement. This platform is a powerful tool that will give alumni and students the ability to filter and connect with others using a wide range of criteria. The platform includes features such as mentoring, events, and a directory that we plan on utilizing during and after launch. The roll-out, led by Turk Anwar (‘15), is expected to be ready around the final week of March. Once Graduway is fully built out, we will ask alumni to sign in using LinkedIn or an email address to create their profile. Going forward, we also plan on posting this monthly newsletter on the platform to better stimulate discussion and encourage connection between alumni. I look forward to seeing everyone using this fantastic resource soon.