Tufts University, an internationally recognized private research university in Medford, Massachusetts, has increased student access to career development resources and opportunities with the launch of their new career center website.
Tufts has always provided impactful career development resources and opportunities to students. With this transition to a new platform, they sought to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all things career. To create a modern, user-friendly digital career center experience with built-in communication channels, Tufts partnered with uConnect, makers of the first and only virtual career center for higher education. Together they built careers.tufts.edu.
“The new website gives us a vehicle for improving the breadth and depth of student engagement with career services,” says Donna Esposito, Interim Executive Director of the Tufts Career Center. "By improving the user experience and creating virtual communities for students who have different career interests, we are encouraging all students to engage with career services earlier and more frequently in their journey.”
On the new career center site, students will find extensive career content including jobs, internships, employers, and events from Handshake; alumni mentors from PeopleGrove; and news and advice from trusted publishers such as The Muse, The Vault, and Idealist. Students can also read expert advice from career advisors and access videos, resources, and more within the career center platform.
All of this content filters into ‘communities’ on the new website, based on career interest, such Arts, Communications, & Media; audience, such as Graduate Students; and affinities/identities, such as LGBTQ+. The wealth of content is further curated by steps along one’s career development journey, such as Exploring Interests, Careers and Majors, Finding an Internship, and Networking. Students are able to easily browse resources and opportunities within communities and find advisors and mentors based on their unique interests and stage in their career journeys.
It’s not just current undergraduates who will benefit from the new career center site -- Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Employers, Parents and Families, and others will find content just for them on the platform. Grad students can access tools and tips targeted to their career needs, while Faculty & Staff will find a toolkit and guidance on how to leverage the career center so they may more easily direct students to the right career information at the right time. Employer partners need now only navigate to one place to find information on recruiting, virtual career fairs, and other opportunities to connect with students. Last but certainly not least, Parents and Families can explore the platform to get a better sense of the wealth of career development activity that is part of the Tufts student experience.
“It has already been a great pleasure collaborating with the thoughtful, smart, and pragmatic team at Tufts,” says David Kozhuk, Founder and CEO of uConnect. “It is partners like them that inspire us to build technology that empowers the career team, their students, and the entire university community alike. We look forward to continuing to learn and grow together!”
You can find the new Tufts career center website at careers.tufts.edu.
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