While all of our partners leverage uConnect to improve engagement with career services, below are some of the key reasons institutions are making the virtual career center a foundational part of their strategy.
Improve and enhance your website to engage students, faculty, staff and alumni
Transform your website into a virtual career center that seamlessly matches your institution’s branding and showcases the events, resources, job opportunities, and communities that your students care most about. Connect your students with engaged employer sponsors, and highlight the work your career center is doing throughout your campus with a fully-realized virtual “front door” that brings everything – and everyone – together.
Centralize access to your career tools, content, and resources
Provide round-the-clock, equitable access to career resources for students, staff, faculty, and alumni, whether they’re at home, on campus, or on-the-go. Need career guides at midnight? Or want to browse jobs and internships at home? With a central hub for your career resources, everyone can access what they need whenever, and wherever, they are.
Scale the work of your team and
support every student
With student-to-career staff ratios at upwards of 5,000:1 and limited opportunities to hire more staff, a virtual career center scales your team’s ability to meet the needs of every student on campus by putting access to career resources, tools, and information at their fingertips.
Increase support for
all student populations
From non-traditional students to underrepresented groups, student bodies are more diverse than ever before. Give every student the support they need to be successful. With a virtual career center, you can provide students of every background with curated, customized resources that speak to their unique needs.
Increase visibility of career services in the campus community, and enhance engagement with faculty and staff
Engage faculty and staff in the work of career services by providing them access to resources to help support your students. From articles and videos to job market data and more, a virtual career center makes it easier for faculty and staff to become career champions and have more confident and meaningful career conversations with students.
Drive enrollment by engaging prospective students with career services
Research shows that students’ primary motivation for enrolling in higher education is to get a good job after graduation. Engaging prospective students and their families with robust career resources can be a primary driver of new student enrollment. With a virtual career center, you can demonstrate the opportunities available to students who graduate from your institution, and differentiate the work of career services for prospective and current students.