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Use Cases

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.

How to Use Data to Track and Improve Student Engagement

Julia Vollrath, the Associate Director for Campus Initiatives at the University of Florida, shares how her team is using data to track and improve student engagement.

How to use your website to advance Career Everywhere

How To Use Your Website To Advance Career Everywhere

Looking to bring Career Everywhere to your campus? Here are four ways you can use your website to do just that.

8 Ways to Improve Equity and Access With Your Career Center Website

Here are eight ways you can leverage your career center website to make career resources more equitable and accessible to anyone, anywhere, any time.

How University of Washington increased community pageviews by 533%

How University of Washington Increased Community Pageviews by 533%

The University of Washington has scaled customized and high-impact career support for their diverse student body of 48,000+ students.

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.

3 Ways to Make Career Services Everybody’s Business

Christian Garcia of the University of Miami talks about his team’s motto, “Career services is everybody’s business,” and shares three specific ways they’re implementing it across campus.

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How Nichols College Leverages Marketing Automation to Personalize Career Planning

Nichols College leverages uConnect’s marketing automation to personalize career planning and scale the impact of their team. Year over year, Nichols has seen a 213% increase in engagement with their online career services.

7 Ways to Use Labor Market Data in Your Career Center

From helping students explore careers to building partnerships with faculty and staff, here are seven ways to use labor market data in your career center.

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Quinnipac’s Hybrid Approach of linking Curriculum to Career

In response to a Provost initiative, Quinnipiac University is integrating career and academic advising to provide more holistic support for students and to scale the impact of their career center staff. Within 6 months, QU was able to increase engagement with their career and academic resources by 205%

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.

How Columbia University saved 80 hours a week with uConnect

The Columbia University School of Professional Studies Career Design Lab uses uConnect to curate an all-in-one career resources hub, streamline communications with students, and improve marketing efforts.

6 Ways to Make a Big Impact with a Small Team

Megan Baeza and Maribea Merritt share how their two-person career services team serves UTPB’s more than 5,000 students.

How Career Services can fill the skills gap

How career services can fill the skills gap

With the right skill-building resources, career services teams can help close the gap between the skills employers want and the skills students graduate with.

How Spelman College Earns $60,000 a Year in Digital Corporate Sponsorships

How Spelman College Earns $60,000 a Year in Digital Corporate Sponsorships

Spelman College has completely funded their uConnect platform (with several add-ons and modules) by launching a digital corporate sponsorship program.

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.

Serving Underrepresented Students with Diversity and Allyship Communities

Serving Underrepresented Students with Diversity and Allyship Communities

Daniel Pascoe Aguilar shares how he’s using identity and allyship communities to serve underrepresented students and develop the next generation of diverse leaders.

Providing Equitable Access to Experiential Learning Opportunities

Providing Equitable Access to Experiential Learning Opportunities

Learn how experiential learning opportunities, like free virtual job simulations offered by Forage, ensure that all learners, regardless of background or circumstance, can acquire meaningful experience and build the practical skills employers are looking for.

How University of Washington increased community pageviews by 533%

How University of Washington Increased Community Pageviews by 533%

The University of Washington has scaled customized and high-impact career support for their diverse student body of 48,000+ students.

Advocating for Career Services for Underrepresented and New Populations

Hear from career services leaders who have successfully advocated to build or strengthen career services for underrepresented and new student populations.

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.

5 Ways to Engage Faculty with Career Services

Looking to better engage faculty? Here are five strategies to help you engage faculty and enable them to have meaningful career conversations with students.

How UConn Built a Career Champion Program With 500+ Champions

How uConn Built a Career Champion Program with 500+ Champions

Nancy Bilmes, Director of the Center for Career Development at University of Connecticut, shares how her team built a successful Career Champion program.

How to Become a Thought Leader on Campus

How to Become a Thought Leader on Campus

Manny Contomanolis, Director of the Mignone Center for Career Success at Harvard University, shares how career services professionals can become thought leaders on campus.

How to Make Career Services a Requirement by Embedding It Into Curriculum

Gene Rhee and Jessica Best share how they’ve partnered with faculty to embed career-related assignments into three core business classes.

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.

How Illinois Tech drove record enrollment by focusing on career readiness

How Illinois Tech drove record enrollment by focusing on career readiness

Illinois Tech drove their highest enrollment in about 40 years by centering their recruitment strategy around career resources and readiness.

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Elevating Bentley University to #1 in Career Services in the Princeton Review

In 2018, Bentley has a 96% overall retention rate, 99% of students achieving career outcomes, and was awarded #1 Career Services by the Princeton Review.

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Partnering with Admissions in a Graduate Business School

Toni Rhorer talks about how career services can partner with admissions in a graduate business school environment.

Why Higher Ed Should Invest in Career Services, Not Abolish It

Why Higher Ed Should Invest in Career Services, Not Abolish It

David Kozhuk, founder and CEO of uConnect, rebuts the recent “Abolish Career Services” article and discusses why higher ed should instead invest more in career services.