Oxy Switchboard

The Oxy Switchboard is an easy-to-use, warm and fuzzy community networking platform exclusively for Oxy students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff. Tigers can ask Tigers for what they need or offer what they have.  Searching through posts is easy: all posts are displayed on the main interface and you can filter by category or keyword. 

What can you OFFER?

  • Internships or jobs
  • Career advice
  • Connections with other Tigers
  • A spare room for Tigers to crash in when visiting your neck of the woods
  • Invite Tigers to an event in your neck of the woods
  • Share that great new blog you started

What can you ASK for?

  • Internships or jobs
  • Career advice
  • A spare room to crash in when traveling
  • A networking meet-up

Here's a little information to get you Switchboarding. Registering is a snap. Navigation is easy. Posting is fun.

1. Sign Up

This takes less than a minute! If you like, use single-sign on with your social account of choice.

2. Search

The Switchboard interface is simple and intuitive.  All posts are listed on the main interface when you log in.  

Posts can be filtered by Category Type (ask or offer), Location, or advanced filters like Community Affiliation or Class Year.

Posts can be sorted by Most Recent, Most Relevant and Latest Activity.

3. Post

When you are ready to make and ASK or OFFER, Simply choose ASK or OFFER. Add a title, write out your awesome ask or offer, select a subcategory, add your location and any relevant tags, and hit "Post." 

4. Connect

If you want to connect with someone, you can COMMENT on their post (this conversation will appear on that post's page), or you can MESSAGE the person (this message is  private).

The Oxy Switchboard thrives on good vibes and community support. If you see anything you like - interesting posts, helpful comments, or awesome success stories - make sure to give them a HEART! It's always nice to spread the Tiger love. 

5. Add your interests

Once you’ve updated your interests (these can be related to your career, hobbies, current city, etc.), Oxy Switchboard will show you related posts in the sidebar and in your weekly digest emails. It's an efficient way to ensure you don't miss any posts that are relevant to you.

Samples of Great Posts on the Oxy Switchboard
































Want to know more about how Switchboard works? Check out this guide to the basics or email Culley Johnson at cjohnson2@oxy.edu.