“A Holy Cross education is built upon a commitment to providing our students with an excellent foundation in the liberal arts while simultaneously encouraging them to explore their academic passions through opportunities to engage the world around them. The challenge is helping our students to navigate the myriad experiential learning and career preparation opportunities that we offer. Through our uConnect platform we are able to present the various learning areas -- academic, experiential, and career -- that are vital components of a student's success and comprehensive education," says Loren Cass, Dean of Experiential Learning and Student Success at Holy Cross. "The curation of opportunities from across the College in a single place with multiple pathways for exploration and discovery naturally increases ease of access and engagement and helps students to plan more effectively to take advantage of the full range of opportunities available to them."
The need to expand access and engagement is exactly why Holy Cross partnered with career services marketing system uConnect to build their new digital space for student success. Powered by uConnect but branded to Holy Cross, the platform integrates information and resources from Holy Cross’ academic departments, academic advising and support services, career development, and experiential learning programs. With everything now in one place, engaging with student success opportunities and efforts is significantly simplified for both students and the wider Holy Cross community. And by using uConnect’s intelligent tagging system and automatic alerts, Holy Cross is now able to easily provide each student with individualized and curated student success content, fostering involvement with student success efforts earlier in the student journey, and with greater frequency.
To see the site for yourself, visit https://hcconnect.holycross.