A day long event focused on embedding career throughout the entire student journey

Date & Time
November 6, 2018 from 10:30AM to 5:30PM EDT
University of Connecticut
Alumni Center
Storrs, CT 06269

uConnect and the University of Connecticut are co-hosting a first of its kind event. Join higher ed. leaders from all areas of the institution, from administration, career, marketing, and academics, as we come together to share strategies for embedding career everywhere and the best practices for a career driven student experience...(and drastically improve enrollment, persistence and career readiness!)

Register by 10/17 for early-bird pricing.

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Career is Everything

According to a recent Strada/Gallup poll, 86% of students cited career advancement as the primary factor in their decision to enroll in college. Career outcomes can positively motivate students at every stage in their journey - from enrollment, through completion.

An Event Dedicated to the New Model for Success

Getting ALL students on a career pathway, earlier into their student experience is everyone’s responsibility and doing so can produce tremendous results. This event is dedicated to sharing best practices around embedding career pathways into all aspects of the student journey.

  • Learn from industry leaders sharing their best practices
  • Participate in a hands-on activity to see how your Career Tech Stack actually stacks up
  • Network with other innovative thinkers - share ideas and perspectives that you can bring back to your institution

Your registration fee for this day-long event includes entry to all of the keynote sessions, featured sessions, a hands-on workshop, meals and a closing reception.

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Learn a lot.

Spend a little.

Have some fun.

We wanted to encourage as many people from as many different institutions to attend this event so we designed it to deliver a lot, without breaking your budget or requiring you to be off campus for an extended period of time. With a schedule running from 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., you'll be able to participate in this one-day event and learn from innovative leaders without having expensive travel costs or being away more than just one day.

Just because we have a content-rich event doesn't mean we don't have some fun built in too! Interactive sessions that will bring the kid out in you, while still providing valuable insight, a make-your own ice-cream sundae bar, and a fun reception are all part of the day's events.

And who should attend?

When students have a career outcome as their primary motivation, they are more likely to enroll and persist to completion. Strategic engagement with the career resources and services you already have on campus can impact strategic initiatives including:

  • Driving enrollments
  • Increasing retention and persistence
  • Delivering meaningful outcomes

Higher Ed. Leaders in the following roles should attend:

  • Administration
  • Career Services
  • Academic Advising
  • Student Experience
  • Marketing and Enrollment
  • Institutional research
  • Alumni Affairs

And anyone else who wants to learn how to embed career pathways into all aspects of the student experience.

Featured Speakers


  • 10:00-10:30

  • 10:30-10:45

    Welcome Remarks

    Jim Lowe, Assistant Vice Provost, Executive Director for the Center for Career Development at the University of Connecticut

  • 10:45-11:30

    Keynote Address

    Transparency of Career Pathways in Admissions to Influence the Enrollment Decision

  • 11:30-12:15

    Serving Underrepresented Student Populations to Build Equity in the Student Experience

  • 12:15-1:15

    Lunch and Afternoon Keynote

    The College to Career and Workplace Connection

    Stephanie Marken, Director of Education Research, Gallup

    Lunch sponsored by uConnect, featuring UConn Dairy Bar

  • 1:15-2:00

    Integrating Learning and Career Pathways to Align Career and Academics

  • 2:00 - 2:15

    Afternoon Break
  • 2:15-3:00

    Integrating Career into Marketing to Drive Enrollments and Student Engagement

  • 3:00-3:45

    Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • 3:45-4:00

    Closing Remarks
  • 4:00-5:30


    Dust off your best gaming outfit and get ready for the Fall 2018 uConnect Four Tournament - enjoy some tasty hors d'oeuvres and craft beer while you're at it.