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Introducing Lion Link: Lakeside Alumni Network

Lions helping Lions…the power of the alumni community is at your fingertips!  With access from your computer, phone, or tablet, Lion Link makes it easier than ever to stay connected to Lakeside and fellow alumni.  Get started today to:

  • Expand your network through the alumni directory and groups.
  • Elevate your career with mentorship opportunities and an alumni job board.
  • Give back to the Lakeside alumni community by mentoring and sharing job opportunities.

Lion Link is an easy to use web-based platform with an accompanying app.  To sign up, visit lakesideschoolalumni.com.  You can register using your LinkedIn credentials or use your email and then sync your LinkedIn account in your profile settings later. 

You can also register via the app or just login after you download:

Download from the Apple Store

Download from the Google Play Store


Frequently Asked Questions

General

I was using the previous Lakeside Alumni App, what is Lion Link and how is it different?

Lion Link replaces the previous Lakeside Alumni App. If you were a user of the Alumni App, please delete that from your phone and join Lion Link. Lakeside has made the move to Lion Link because it provides improved networking functionality, additional features (like a job board!), and a better user experience.

Who can use Lion Link?

Any Lakeside or St. Nicholas alumna/alumnus. Your information is protected and only fellow alumni have access. Please remember that this platform is only for members of the Lakeside and St. Nicholas alumni community. The sharing of information outside of the alumni network is prohibited.

What can I use Lion Link for?

Lion Link is an online platform intended to help alumni from various class years and fields connect with one another. You can use the platform to tap into the professional expertise of Lakeside and St. Nicholas alumni across various industries and locations. Whether you’re moving to a new city or looking for your next career step, Lion Link can help facilitate your new connections.

What information is available for other alumni to see?

Information available in Lion Link is the same as what was previously available through the Evertrue Alumni app and the online alumni directory before that. This may include your name, address, phone number, and email address. If you had requested to hide some of your personal information in the online directory, those requests were carried over to Lion Link.

Who manages Lion Link?

Lion Link is managed by the Lakeside School alumni office, on a platform created and supported by Graduway. The platform is used by more than 350 colleges, universities, and independent schools around the world.

Can I remove my profile from Lion Link? If so, how?

You can delete your account in settings.

Signing up

How do I sign up for Lion Link?

You can sign up for Lion Link by visiting lakesideschoolalumni.com or by downloading the app, available in the App Store or Google Play store. When you open the app for the first time it will ask for your institution, search for “Lakeside School.”

How do I log in?

You can sign up with your email address or log in with your LinkedIn, Google, or Facebook account.

If using an email and password, you will need to verify your email. Head over to your inbox to find a confirmation email. Simply click on the confirmation link and return to the app to proceed.

If you select LinkedIn/Google/Facebook, you'll be redirected to enter your username and password. If your account email matches the email address that the Lakeside alumni office has on file, you will be able to access Lion Link immediately. If not, the administrators will review your request and may ask for additional information to confirm your identity.

Which of my email addresses do I use to sign up for Lion Link?

Please sign up using your primary email. This will ensure you receive all necessary communications regarding the app and login process.

Can I log in with more than one email address?

Like most online platforms, you will set a unique username/email and password to access the community. Whether you create a new set of credentials or log in using LinkedIn, only one email can be used to access the community.

What does it mean when my information is under review?

Your information security is important to us. If the email address you use to log in is not found in Lakeside's database, we will have an administrator confirm your identity using the information you provided. After your identity is confirmed, you will immediately gain access to Lion Link.

Connecting via LinkedIn

Why should I connect my LinkedIn account

Lion Link allows you to connect and network with other Lakesiders using LinkedIn. Being connected via LinkedIn prepopulates relevant career and education information into your Lion Link profile.

How do I connect to my LinkedIn account?

You can log in using your LinkedIn credentials, which will automatically connect your LinkedIn account information to your profile. However, if you choose to authenticate using a different email and password, you can still connect your LinkedIn account via settings.

Navigating within Lion Link

How do I navigate to settings?

In the app, you can access settings by clicking on the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen, then on the arrow next to your picture. In the web version, you can access settings by clicking on the arrow next to your picture in the top right corner.

How do I log out?

In the app, you can log out by clicking on the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen, then on the arrow next to your picture and select “sign out.” In the web version, you can log out by clicking on the arrow next to your picture in the top right corner and select “sign out.”

How do I customize my privacy settings or update my contact information?

Unless otherwise indicated, your primary contact information will be visible in the app; this includes your name, address, phone number, and email. If you wish to customize your settings so that particular information will not be visible to other alumni, click on “edit profile.” In the app, you can find this by clicking on the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen, then on the arrow next to your picture. In the web version, you can find it by clicking on the arrow next to your picture in the top right corner.

Lion Link features

How can Lion Link help me?

When you sign up for Lion Link, you gain insights and connections that can help you advance your personal and professional goals. It also allows more seasoned professionals the opportunity to share their insights and experiences with fellow alumni interested in learning about their industry. Lion Link is not intended as a job placement service but is offered as a tool for alumni seeking advice and mentorship. When you reach out to a fellow alumna/alumnus, be upfront about what you hope to give and gain. You will be asked how you are willing to help or how you would like to be helped when you sign up for Lion Link.

What sort of time commitment is required of being a mentor?

There is no minimum commitment and we hope that both the mentor and mentee are clear about their time expectations from the beginning. Mentors share their insight and experiences with mentees who are new to or thinking about a career in the mentor’s field.

How do I search for people using the directory?

To perform a search in the directory, type a name, company name, industry or other search term next to the magnifying glass in the search field. You can search by name and/or filter by other useful fields like year of graduation, location, job function, etc. The “Filter People By” feature is located on the right had side of the page in the directory section of the web platform. To access this feature in the app, click on the three line upside down triangle on the right side of the search field in the directory.

Who can post to the job board?

All Lion Link users are encouraged to post job openings at their company to the job board. To post an opening, click on "Jobs" in the left navigation bar, then on "Post a Job." Fill in company and job title, copy and paste the job description, then choose "through your site" under how candidates should apply and include the link to the job posting. When the online job posting is deleted, the job is automatically removed from the Lion Link job board.

What is the purpose of groups?

Groups allow alumni a place to connect around a shared industry or location. Post industry or location specific questions to the feed, invite others to events, etc.

Why was I signed up for some groups automatically?

Some groups are set up to automatically enroll new Lion Link users who fit the group criteria. For example, users who live in the Bay Area will automatically join the “Bay Area Alumni” group. Alumni who select banking, financial services, investment banking, or investment management will automatically join the “Alumni in Finance” group.

I’d like to suggest a new group, how do I do that?

To request new groups, email alumni@lakesideschool.org.

How do I remove myself from a group?

To remove yourself from a group, go into that group, click on the arrow next to “joined” under the banner photo, and select “exit group.”

I have questions about Lion Links features and/or ideas about how to improve the platform. How can I share them?

We welcome user feedback and questions as we grow and improve this exciting new tool! Please send your thoughts to the Alumni Relations office at alumni@lakesideschool.org.