Career Everywhere Conference:
Helping Students Become Career Ready
Friday, September 9, 2022 | UConn, Storrs, Connecticut
The Center for Career Development is cultivating a customized Career Everywhere experience for faculty, staff, alumni, and employers to connect and be inspired. We invite you to a day of learning and networking with subject matter experts providing instruction and guidance on leading practices in and out of the classroom.
Join us for a day of connection, reflection, and strategic integration of career development to invigorate your classrooms, work, advising, and mentoring spaces.
What is Career Everywhere and Why is it Important?
The mission of Career Everywhere is to ensure that all students have the tools and resources needed for post-graduation success. This will be achieved by integrating career development methodology into every facet of a student’s experience at the University of Connecticut. Through intentionally infusing career development into the UConn experience, Career Everywhere provides access and equity to career development for all students including underrepresented and marginalized populations.
Eighty-eight percent of first-year students cite their reason for attending college is to get a better job, (Gallup/Lumina poll. UCLA, CIRP, Gallup/IHE). This makes it critical to ensure those providing advice to UConn students have the resources and tools to provide sound career information and advice. Most Alumni say that they received more information from faculty and University staff than from the Career Center, which makes it imperative that the Career Center work closely with faculty and staff to provide the most up-to-date resources, trends, data, and information to share with their students.
2018 Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey “Mentoring College Students to Success”
- Eighty-eight percent of graduates received at least some career advice from either faculty or career services
- Graduates are more likely to have received career advice from faculty or staff members than from the career services office
- While a third of graduates say they received career advice from faculty or staff often or very often, 22% say the same about the career services office