This week we had the good fortune to take part in the LearnLaunch Across All Boundaries Conference right here in our hometown of Boston. The two-day event, for "Educators, education..
We recently caught up with Susan Brennan, Associate Vice President of University Career Services at Bentley University, to ask her about her vision for the future of career services at Bentley -..
We recently caught up with Rick DelVecchio, Director of Career Development, to ask him about the vision for career development at Quinnipiac University's College of Arts and Sciences. Rick and his..
We recently partnered with UCLA Extension, the continuing education division of the University of California, Los Angeles, to better connect their students with career resources and community..
The upcoming UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar is taking place December 5th-7th at the Washington Hilton. And, while we're all going to be networking, attending sessions, and..
The team spent our trek up I95 to the UPCEA New England regional conference in Portland, Maine in conversation about the variety of programs in attendance. We discussed the well-known schools who..
We recently took part in Career Leadership Collective's online accelerator session, Deeper Connections between Academic Advising and Career Services, which explored why and how schools are..
Remember that old saying about the tree falling, how does it go? Oh right, if a tree falls in the forest, and there’s nobody around to hear, does it make a sound?
As is the case in almost any..
NOTE: THIS BLOG REFERS TO A CAREER LEADERSHIP COLLECTIVE EVENT THAT TOOK PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2017
In advance of the first of a three-part online series put on by our friends over at the..
Coming to Boston for the upcoming Alumni Career Services Network Conference? We love Boston! In fact, uConnect is based right here in the Bean, and so when we're not in the uConnect office (it's..
Engagement with Career Services can have enormous impact on the student experience. The frequent perception of incoming students is that career resources and programming is more geared toward..
Almost nothing makes us cheer more loudly than career services scaling their impact on student success. Check out this piece written by our friend Braden Lanham at BYU on how the Marriott School..
Last week, uConnect founder David Kozhuk was asked to take part in a panel on education technology at Southern New Hampshire University's (SNHU) Sandbox ColLABorative. The panel brought together..
Late last week, we had the opportunity to attend the Career Leadership Collective's Boston Think Tank, a meeting-of-the-minds focused on 'intentionally scaling' career services. When Jeremy..
A version of this interview originally appeared on Ideometry. Special thanks to Camden Gaspar.
Fintech, foodtech, martech — there’s no lack of shorthand names for the booming tech sectors that are..
uConnect @ NACE 2017: Las Vegas
We’re still glowing from our incredible time at last week's NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) conference in Las Vegas. A midst the ubiquitous..
Snapchat and Instagram are a huge part of college campus life these days. An overwhelming number of students use these social media tools; a recent survey done by New York-based advertising..
When talking to schools, our Founder often says “your ability to serve your students is predicated on your ability to effectively communicate with them.”
Today’s students communicate in..
I’ve been with uConnect for over a year now. Watching the company change has been illuminating and exciting, and having my own responsibilities evolve has been an extraordinary opportunity.
Every Sunday (okay, sometimes Monday if it's a three-day weekend) we review and send all of our partner schools a 'Weekly Usage Update'. While users can always find these stats in their uConnect..
There are more online resources, third-party apps, and services for career centers than ever. Your career center probably has a library of fantastic online resources scattered across various..
All clients provide value, but there are some, the 'super client' who change the way we do business for the better. Finding those super clients isn't as straightforward as it might seem, they..
How can university career centers reach and engage students?
For the second year running, Boston University’s Center for Career Development played host to a unique conference designed to help answer..
Our lives are becoming increasingly intertwined with the internet. We use it at work, we use it at home, and, thanks to smart phones and tablets, we use it on the go. What’s left behind is a mound of..
This week we’re talking about another social media tool: Twitter. We’ll be discussing what it is, why it’s important for career service professionals everywhere and some best practices to engage..
Employer recruiting on college campuses has been a part of the higher education experience for years. Now, however, with new-found pressure to improve career preparation and student outcomes,..
Creating content is hard. You've accumulated all of this insight, but how do you share it with students so that they will listen? This is the hardest part.
In the Beginning
When asked what inspired me to start uConnect, I usually tell a story about an underutilized career center. While I was an undergrad at UMass Amherst, I frequently visited the..
Hey there. This year we had a tremendous holiday weekend. Pie was eaten, and a merry time had by all. But, as wonderful as it all was, we’re excited to be back in the office. Especially because of..
As the Community Manager at uConnect, I think I speak for everyone when I say, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It is, at least, my favorite, and I hope my co-workers can agree. If not,..
As you probably already know, job listings and recruiters are going online. More generally, the whole employment experience is transitioning to the web. Part of this shift is that professional ..
This past week David and I took a call from a group of budding entrepreneurs at the University of New Hampshire. After attending the local TechOut competition in Manchester, the..
A couple of weeks ago we published a blog post outlining why Career Services should be using Snapchat. In the same post we gave you a small but powerful list of best practices. This week, as..
While becoming the #1 social network for professionals, LinkedIn has accumulated a treasure trove of data on its users. Finally we get to see what it has been doing with this data, and the..
As a recent graduate I am familiar — too familiar — with the seemingly hopeless and confusing process of searching for a job. To be fair, my experience was partially due to my own negligence. I..
Most people by now have acknowledged the crisis in our higher education system in the United States. The rising cost of education, declining graduation rates relative to other industrialized..