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Just launched: 3 new Curation Kits

Curation Kits for Veterans, International Students, and Neurodiverse Students are now available!

Curation Kits

Curated content to support all students

uConnect has created curation kits to enable career leaders to leverage best in class resources and provide nuanced support for students with different identities, circumstances, and interests.

The Problem

Career centers don’t have time to provide specialized career resources for all students with varying backgrounds and interests

Career leaders want to support all students in the ways that are unique to them but lack time and capacity to source and curate those resources that span all student identities, interests, and needs. The time required to research and maintain a library of content and resources is typically nonexistent. This leaves career centers unable to meet their goals of serving all students.

The Solution

Offer self-guided access to vetted and curated resources, connections, and opportunities aligned to how students identify and the interests they have

We’ve done the heavy lifting of sourcing and partnering with expert content providers whose sole purpose is to support the specific populations you’re working with. We’ve built the technical integrations to perfectly format and promote their content within your uConnect platform. Just turn on the kits, set your workflow preferences, and watch as a continuous stream of curated content fills your dashboard, ready for you to publish with a single click (or no clicks, through our auto-publish workflow!).

Features

Provide truly equitable access by proactively engaging all students with curated career resources from trusted partners.

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Content and support relevant to serving the unique needs of specific populations

You’ll find individual curation kits aimed at supporting the unique needs of specific student populations, from students who identify as LGBTQ+ to those interested in artificial intelligence. We’ve rigorously vetted our content providers to ensure they’re focused on serving the needs of each unique student population or interest area. Identify where additional support is needed and leverage the kits that will enhance the resources students need to persist and succeed.

Customizable content preferences to align with your vision for student experience

We’ve built partnerships with providers who create a variety of content, from half-day job simulations and online skill development courses to full-time jobs and virtual career fairs. Pick and choose the types of content that align with the experience you’d like to create for your students. You can craft your kits to fit your vision for student success.

Adjustable workflow settings to align with your preferred level of control

If you’d like to review all partner content before it’s published to your platform, we’ve got you covered. If you’re a one-person team and prefer to auto-publish specific provider feeds, we can do that too. You can control these settings straight from your dashboard, and change them at any time.

What’s included

Each curation kit contains articles, videos, podcasts, and more that are specific to the unique needs of an underrepresented student population (while still being intersectional). 

Content included in Curation Kits

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Articles

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Videos

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Podcasts

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Events

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Jobs

Internships

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Mentors

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Experiential Learning

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Resources

Currently available kits

Black/African American

LGBTQIA+

First-Generation/Low-Income

Veterans

Neurodiverse

International


Kits coming soon

Latinx

Student-Athletes

Native American / Indigenous

Women

Students with Disabilities

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Frequently asked questions

Don’t see your question here? Reach out and we’ll get back to you shortly!

What kits are currently available?

Currently, there are several Curation Kits available for different affinity groups. But, we are working to expand to include additional kits, stay tuned!

Do curation kits automatically publish content?

Yes! Curation kits can automatically publish relevant, new content from our subject-matter-expert content providers to your blog if you choose.

Do I have to have the virtual career center to purchase the curation kits?

Curation kits are a collection content kits, all of which are add-ons to the virtual career center. If you don’t currently have the virtual career center, we can implement both at the same time!

Do the curation kits replace pages that are already created within my virtual career center?

Each kit can be mapped to feed into your pre-existing community pages to act as a supplement, and ensure they always have a fresh feed of content available!

I already support several affinity groups, and only have one group that needs more support – do I have to purchase more than one curation kit?

No. Whether you’re growing support for a new group, or expanding your offering for a group you already support, you can buy however many curation kits you need, whether that’s one or more.

Do I need IT’s involvement to set up the kits?

Nope! We’ve designed this module so that the entire configuration process can be done from your admin dashboard, without any IT involvement necessary. As always, the uConnect team is happy to help should you have questions about the configuration process.

What criteria is used to evaluate partners and specific pieces of content?

We’re leveraging our extensive experience in evaluating, partnering, and curating content from third-party career sites to ensure we’re partnering with top-tier providers. In doing so, we consider several factors, including if they are a leader in their field and/or subject area, if they have a positive reputation and are backed by reputable organizations, if they are seen as an expert in the world of student affairs and/or career development, and if they provide high-quality content on a regular basis and in a format students would respond to.

To determine the quality of each piece of content, we consider relevance, the reputation and identity of the author/creator, how easy the content is to absorb and understand, if the content looks professional, and if the speaker or author is engaging in an audio/video/written context (based on the content format).

How many new pieces of content are available each month?

Each month, you’ll have at least 6 pieces of new content in your curation kits. There are no set quantities for each type of content, so you will receive a random amount of content per content type.

I thought that I was already getting curated content with my virtual career center, how are the curation kits different?

Content fed in through the curation kits is specifically targeted to the topics of each kit, whereas the free external blog library currently provided is comprised of general professional development content, which will not contain resources on those topics specifically.

Ready to support all students with curated content and resources?

Fill out the form to learn how to activate curation kits within your virtual career center.