Share Career Services assistance more widely with alumni and the region’s unemployed

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

Share Career Services assistance more widely with alumni and the region's unemployed

Linda Peacock-Landrum, director, Career Services

Limited resources require a continuing focus on current students and alumni, but some expansion is possible. Major job fairs and career workshops, always open to the general public, will be publicized more aggressively. For recent University graduates, access to the online job board has been extended to 12 months (from six). Any alumnus, from any graduating class, is now eligible for a one-time, one-hour consultation with a career adviser, temporary access to the job board, and the ability to apply for a fee waiver on transcripts.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.