The UConn Center for Carer Development was recently recognized as a Global Leader in Employer Partnerships by Ernst & Young at the Annual Global Career Services Summit held in London.
The Global Career Services Summit is a curated community of global career thought leaders who develop, implement, and supervise innovative career services at leading higher education institutions around the world. As a peer led non-profit network, the GCS aims to build global relationships, exchange ideas, and support each other to advance inclusive career services and recruiting processes.
This year’s Global Career Services Summit was held at the University of London and was attended by career services professionals from 18 countries, over 100 global universities and dozens of employer representatives that included Uber, EY, Liberty Mutual, Google, Enterprise Holdings, and Cappfinity to name a few. Jim Lowe, Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Career Development attend the event representing the University of Connecticut.
The accomplishments of the Center for Career Development were recognized at the awards ceremony held on the second day of the Summit for demonstrating best practices in programs aimed at connecting students with employers. As the recipient of the Ernst & Young Global Award for University Employer Partnerships, UConn joined 5 other institutions that were honored with awards in other categories. Those institutions include Osaka University, Japan; Manchester University, UK; University of Tampa, US; University of Galway, Ireland; and University of California, Berkeley, US. Dan Black, Ernst & Young’s Global Head of Talent Acquisition was on hand to congratulate the award winners.
The contributions of each and every member of the Career Services team truly impact the lives of the students we serve. One of the top career success indicators that alumni point to post-graduation, is their ability to engage with employers during their undergraduate experience. To be recognized in this category at a global gathering of both employers and career professionals is an accomplishment that is the result of the combined efforts of everyone on the Career Center team and one that they can all take a tremendous amount of pride in.