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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of W&M One Network?

The W&M One Network platform brings together the William & Mary community for professional
networking on a global scale, empowering career and industry connections needed to thrive in a rapidly
changing world.

How does it work?

Members of the global William & Mary community are encouraged to sign up for W&M One Network, a professional networking platform provided by the university. Registering for an account takes less than five minutes if you use the email address W&M typically uses to reach you. Be sure to select all the university affiliations that apply (alumni, student, parent, spouse/partner, staff & faculty, business & industry partner) by clicking each box as applicable. Save time by syncing your One Network account with your LinkedIn profile.

Once logged in, One Network members can post questions, professional content and engage in threaded dialogue on the feed, engage in career connections/mentorship, join affinity communities, or find or fill job openings.

For more detailed instructions on registering for One Network, please review the detailed user guide (PDF).

Who are the members?

W&M One Network is an inclusive platform open to all William & Mary community members, including:

  • Current William & Mary undergraduate and graduate students, including those enrolled in online programs.
  • William & Mary alumni.
  • Parents, spouses and partners of current students or alumni of William & Mary.
  • Business and industry partners and volunteers at William & Mary.
What’s the difference between One Network and my1693? Do I need an account in both platforms?

These are different systems and we recommend you create an account in both.

My1693 is a tool that allows you to see your information in our records database and make sure it is accurate — including your address, phone number, email and giving history. You can also update your contact information and opt to include it in the alumni directory within my1693 so that other alumni can reach out to you.

In contrast, One Network is a robust networking platform that allows you to post your thoughts in the main feed and in your communities, ask and offer help as a career connector or mentor, send direct messages to others on the platform, find businesses owned or run by members of the W&M community and share information about your business. The directory in One Network allows you to search for fellow members using a wide variety of fields and keywords. However, because the information in your One Network profile was provided by you when you registered, it doesn’t necessarily match what we have in our records system — which is why we recommend you create a log in for my1693 as well to ensure the information we have for you is accurate and up-to-date.


Contact the W&M One Network team at [[onenetwork,]]