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New England Colleges Bolster Career Portals

Two institutions in New England are adding an online program to their career services operations to help students identify job opportunities. Assumption College and Southern New Hampshire University signed on recently with uConnect, a start-up that develops school-branded career Web sites that are mobile-enabled.

"Our mission [is] twofold: to help college career centers provide students with resources and services that will help them succeed and also help schools promote their career services to prove that an investment in their college is worthwhile," explained company founder David Kozhuk. "A school's career services might soon be a more important factor of student success than its faculty so it's critical that today's higher ed institution engages not only students but prospective students in the career conversation."

The platform includes career news and advice, job postings, alumni networking opportunities and recruiting opportunities. It also offers a backend administrative system to allow career center staff to manage content, review site traffic and generate reports.

Schools that are already using uConnect include Bentley University, Boston College, MIT and the University of Connecticut.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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