In 2018, while attending UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan, Sean Li and Robert Li launched student podcasts to capture stories from their respective community. Over time, these podcasts grew into a platform for students to connect over shared experience and tap into institutional knowledge for both professional and personal growth.
We believe every institution has meaningful stories to tell and recognize how staff bandwidth and resource constraints leave many untold. That’s why Alumni FM was founded with the mission to connect people through stories and is committed to providing the right team and experience to help institutions create and sustain their own impactful podcasts.
We live in a busy world where many things are vying for our attention, making it harder for institutions to communicate stories that are compelling and authentic. We believe in the power of podcast storytelling to cultivate deeper relationships within communities.
Build brand affinity and gain a deeper understanding of your people. Leverage this intimate, voice and emotion-driven medium to tell stories authentically.
Shape stories that reflect your mission and values. Have real people share their real perspective to represent the dynamic spirit of your community.
Podcasts are unique in their ability to build relationships over time. Feature content that resonates at every stage from brand awareness through advocacy.
As our team grows, we always circle back to our mission and core values to keep us anchored to the things that matter. These values guide everything we do, from how we approach production to working together.
We welcome experimentation and embrace failures as learning opportunities to better our craft. This comes with a commitment to lifelong learning and not settling for “this is how it’s always been done.”
We take responsibility for outcomes and are empowered to make decisions in order to achieve desired results. Proactive thinking and risk mitigation are commonplace with every project.
We constantly challenge ourselves to look at stories from different angles to tell them as intended. This means broadening our perspective with a diversity of people, cultures, and ideas.
Are you thinking about podcasting but don’t know where to start? Or are you looking to take your podcast to the next level? We’re ready to help.
Where do I start? How do I grow my audience? What’s working for other colleges and universities?
Check out our blog and downloadable guides to discover practical ways to improve your podcasts.
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