When Monica Clem joined Edinboro University at the start of 2016, she was an office of one tasked with serving over 5,000 students. Despite, or perhaps in part because of, this seemingly impracticable ratio of students and responsibility to staff, Monica would go on to revolutionize career services at Edinboro over the next three years.
Monica began developing a community model of career services on her campus. Quickly, the need for a digital space to bring together all of the partners and resources involved in the effort became clear. In 2018 Monica found the solution she was looking for and partnered with career services marketing system uConnect to build an intelligent and public-facing career platform. Her uConnect platform, TartanEdge, aggregates and curates all of the career resources, mentors and advisors, opportunities, and information students need along their career pathways. Now, the entire Edinboro community can readily access and contribute to career development efforts, strengthening Edinboro's career services offering while simultaneously scaling Monica's work.
In the #careereverywhere webinar, ‘Making Career Mission Critical,’ Monica shared her methodology and lessons learned along her journey cultivating support and working to integrate career services into the campus ecosystem.
For those of you who weren’t able to join us live for the webinar, we are excited to offer you the opportunity to access a recording of the session. In it, you’ll hear Monica’s inspiring story first-hand, and learn:
How to identify career services pain points, institutional issues, and develop strategies around solutions
How to collect compelling data to tell your story and make a strong case for career development investment
How to initiate change in the higher education environment with an ecosystem approach
How to identify and work with your “inside-out” change agents
How to build momentum through visibility and technology
And if you'd like information on upcoming #careereverywhere events and webinars, or anything else uConnect, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org!