To help college and university career services staff adapt in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Jeremy Podany, founder of The Career Leadership Collective, has been hosting ‘The New Forward’, an online news and practical strategies series, throughout the spring.
In two recent episodes, Jeremy was joined by several of uConnect's amazing partners.
In Episode 21: Building Digital Communities, Sarah Seavey, Director of Professional Development and Training and Alumni Career Services at University of Miami; William Jones, Senior Director of Career Exploration and Success at Rutgers University-New Brunswick; Michael DeAngelis, Information Technology, Assessment and Social Media Manager, Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania; and Brianna Randall, Executive Director of the Career & Internship Center at University of Washington came on the show as panelists. We’re lucky enough to have all four of these leaders as uConnect partners.
In the episode, Jeremy and the panelists discussed the importance of digital career communities in fostering student success - both before COVID and during the pandemic. Sarah explained how Miami’s online communities are essential to alumni who wish to pivot in their careers. William discussed how Rutgers New Brunswick’s communities are facilitating collaboration between constituencies - students, alumni, and employers. Michael shared Penn’s strategies for connecting with students through student organizations, and Brianna emphasized the importance of always continuing to evolve career communities.
Click below to hear their wisdom and best practices for yourself!
In Episode 22: Supporting Enrollment, Jeremy was joined by panelists and uConnect partners Jennifer Schepers, Director of Career Services at Indiana University O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs; and Monica Clem, Executive Director of Career Development and Experiential Learning at Edinboro University. Jennifer and Monica shared their successes and strategies for collaborating with enrollment, including ensuring your digital presence reflects the answers prospective students and parents are looking for, supporting the institution’s marketing team, and tapping into admissions’ communication channels. Watch the fantastic episode by clicking below.
And if you’re interested in checking out the virtual career centers we built in partnership with the panelists highlighted in these two episodes, you’re welcome to visit them at the links below!
- University of Miami Alumni Career Services
- Rutgers University-New Brunswick
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Washington
- Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
- Edinboro University
Last but not least, if you’re interested in learning more about how uConnect can help your team build digital career communities and/or support the efforts of enrollment, just enter your email in the form below and a member of our team will get in touch!