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Mid Month Memo: October 2020

🎃Your October Mid Month Memo: A great new idea for using your video library, learn about the brand new Experiences content type, and much more! 


CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is using their uConnect video library in a fantastic new way: to create a virtual 'fair' experience for their students! UNL puts on a 'Majors Fair' to help students determine which major to pursue. Since it couldn't take place in person this year, the UNL team turned to their uConnect platform to build a virtual, evergreen Majors Fair. Tracy Lungrin, Director of University Career Services at UNL tells the story: 

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“Truth be told, we had been talking about creating a scalable video library that featured our many unique academic majors as a research tool before COVID was upon us, but we struggled with the right tool and the right format that would entice our many academic departments to participate.

When we first started talking about how to develop a virtual experience in lieu of the ever popular in-person ‘Majors Fair’ event, we knew that the uConnect tool and team would help us get creative.  

In collaborating with Tala and the uConnect team, we were able to express the importance that all videos needed to be featured on the same landing page in order to make it easier for students to search and compare programs, rather than using the uConnect tagging system to spread the videos across multiple college/career pages – hence giving it a ‘Virtual Fair’ format.  

The uConnect Team figured out an incredible work-around that resulted in a top-notch user experience for our students and academic departments to showcase their programs and we are excited to use this as an ongoing resource and research tool for semesters to come.” 

Kelsey Yadon of UNL's Explore Center added that bringing the Majors Fair onto uConnect "actually improves upon the experience, by allowing the content to be accessed asynchronously over the course of the week and beyond, rather than limiting it to a one time event."

Thanks Tracy and Kelsey! You can check out their Virtual Majors Fair page here. And if you're interested in building something like it, just reach out to support@gouconnect.com and we'll be more than happy to help! 

 


UCONNECT DIY

 

Did you hear that we released a new content type last week? Introducing... 🥁Experiences! 

What are 'Experiences'?, you may be wondering. Experiences are an entirely unique uConnect content type, like blogs, events, jobs, etc. They are designed to uniquely represent experiential learning opportunities that don't quite fit into the definition of a 'job', 'class', or 'organization', per se. Here are just a few examples of opportunities that could be represented as uConnect Experiences: 

  • Study abroad programs
  • Volunteer trips
  • Employer treks
  • Employer-sponsored challenges
  • Research projects
  • Scholarships + fellowship programs

So why add Experiences to your uConnect platform? By adding experiential learning opportunities, you can expand a student's idea of career development beyond resume writing and interview prep and into a world of immersive education. 

Check out the video below for a walk-through of publishing an Experience on uConnect (in this case a study abroad program). And/or look through the articles below for a step-by-step guide to adding, editing, removing and embedding Experiences!

 

Questions? You can always find us at support@gouconnect.com!

 

 

PARTNERSHIP

 PARTNERSHIP

Welcome to the newest members of the uConnect community! Great things are ahead. 

  • Check out Washington College's Launch Announcement here!
  • And learn all about how Illinois Institute of Technology is using the Outcomes Data Visualization tool to benefit enrollment, current students, and institutional effectiveness here

 

UCONNECT BIRTHDAYS

 

The following partner schools are having their uConnect birthdays (aka anniversary of platform launch, but more fun). 


Happy 5th Birthday to: 

Happy 4th Birthday to: 

Happy 1st Birthday to: 

 

 

KB

 

Check out articles published over the past month and get in the know!


 

DON'T MISS

 

September 2020: Features and Updates
October 2020: Features and Updates

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