UConn Center for Career Development Globally Recognized for Excellence in Faculty Engagement

Early last week at the Annual Global Career Services Summit 2024, the UConn Center for Career Development team was recognized for excellence in faculty engagement through the Career Champions program. This award, sponsored by Ernst & Young, acknowledges a global best practice designed to promote career development and career readiness among academic departments and/or individual faculty members. The Global Career Services Summit represents a community of global career services thought leaders who develop, implement, and supervise career services at higher education institutions around the world. 

The Center for Career Development is also one of four institutions being recognized at this year’s Career Leadership Collective (CLC) Conference for the Career Services Pursuit of Excellence Award. The CLC annually identifies campuses for the Career Services Pursuit of Excellence Award that exude a high commitment to growth and quality in the following five areas: Career Services Strategic Planning, Career Staff Leadership Development, Career Outcomes Data Analysis and Visualization, Scaled and Equitable Career Services and Career Team Professional Development.

In addition to the awards mentioned above, the Center also received an honorable mention for the Career Readiness Excellence Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). This award is presented “to an individual or office from career services and university relations for innovative best practices that support and promote the incorporation of career readiness competencies into work with students and/or alumni to prepare them for careers or internships.”

The Center is proud to offer comprehensive, innovative, and inclusive programs and services for all students. We look forward to continuing to cultivate connections with campus and community partners to promote opportunities for students at each step of their career journeys.

By Lily Guberman
Lily Guberman Marketing Assistant