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Meet Our New Support Team!

Meet Our New Support Team!

It’s been a busy year for the Experience team as we’ve integrated into the ConnectEDU family. One of the best parts? Lots of new colleagues! We’ve recently had the pleasure of bringing four new support members onto our growing team to assist Experience clients. Our new customer service crew works daily with our clients, and [...]

October 25, 2013 More
Google Hangouts for Best Practice Exchange

Google Hangouts for Best Practice Exchange

Recently, the Experience team had the pleasure of hosting a panel of highly diversified campuses to discuss technology in career services for an college IT audience. First, we want to thank our panelists for lending their unique perspectives: Eileen Bauer-Hagerbaumer of SUNY Binghamton Erin Fortuna of Macomb Community College Eileen Wisnewski of Providence College We [...]

October 24, 2013 More
10 Tips from Recruiters

10 Tips from Recruiters

Posted by Janet Sun>> With all the travel for our team this week and next, we thought it might be fun to reblog one of our client’s favorite posts: “10 Tips from Recruiters for College Career Services.” These tips were collected from a gathering of college recruiting professionals from a diverse group of companies. Our [...]

November 26, 2012 More
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Tasha Naatz>> Wishing our readers a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Experience! Safe travels, and enjoy all the pie!

November 20, 2012 More
The New Facebook Job Board

The New Facebook Job Board

Post by Hally Pinaud>> Facebook’s long awaited job board was release to some fanfare on Wednesday. Naturally, we’ve been taking a peek at the tool. If you haven’t already, you should too! Here are some of my thoughts on the new feature: It’s great to see another option for job seekers out there, but the [...]

November 16, 2012 More
Tips for Better Student Email Engagement – Part 2

Tips for Better Student Email Engagement – Part 2

Posted by Hally Pinaud>> Part two of the Tips for Better Student Email Engagement series: 5. What day is it? Most of us already know this, but it is worth saying: an email schedule is very useful. First, it’s a very helpful way to involve your colleagues. If you know when you need material readied, [...]

November 13, 2012 More
Tips for Better Student Email Engagement – Part 1

Tips for Better Student Email Engagement – Part 1

Posted by Hally Pinaud>> Full disclosure: my first job out of college was managing student events and communications for a big brand with a huge national campus presence. I was measured mostly on student engagement through email, social media, and events. Consequently, I picked up a few tricks to a) getting students to read our [...]

November 9, 2012 More
Pinterested?

Pinterested?

Posted by Katie Murley Keefe>> So you have heard about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Youtube… now there is another major player in the game: Pinterest. And it is not just for recipes and outfit coordination! Career centers are now using innovative Pinterest boards to help students get ready for career days, prep for interviews and much [...]

October 30, 2012 More
Two Beginner’s Tips for Social Media

Two Beginner’s Tips for Social Media

Posted by Katie Murley Keefe>> Social Media is a buzz word; in fact I am sure some of you are sick of hearing about it! I for one am a bit change resistant and I am a member of what is considered the millennial generation. But the trend to connect through innovative social media outlets [...]

October 26, 2012 More
Advice for Students on Freelancing?

Advice for Students on Freelancing?

Posted By Hally Pinaud>> Freelancing or “slashing” is something I’ve heard many career offices are trying to address. Before I say anything on the topic, I’d like to invite you to tell us what you do in your office to advise in this area. These opportunities can be great resume builders and are usually paid, [...]

October 22, 2012 More
Helping Students Present and Develop Skills Online

Helping Students Present and Develop Skills Online

Posted by Hally Pinaud>> Yesterday, I had a quick exchange with a former professor who teaches a very work-oriented course: Social Media for Business. He was searching for something fresher than a textbook for teaching on the topic. The conversation got me thinking about the virtual solutions that help students present and develop skills — [...]

October 17, 2012 More
Getting Visual: The Employer One-Click

Getting Visual: The Employer One-Click

Posted by Marybeth Hickey>> Now that many of our clients have adopted the new log-in and student homepages, I thought it might be fun to talk about advanced uses for the HTML capabilities. Namely, rewarding your sponsors and top employers. As most of you have discovered, the new pages allow you to elect to use [...]

October 11, 2012 More
How to Introduce New Tools to Your Students: NIU Edition!

How to Introduce New Tools to Your Students: NIU Edition!

Posted by Christy Johnson>> Just a quick update to show something really neat from Northern Illinois University. We love what they’re doing on their login homepage to introduce our new resume tool to students. The best part? The ad links to a really helpful start up guide! This is an exccellent way to get students [...]

October 4, 2012 More
The 2 Best Tools on LinkedIn Your Students Aren’t Using

The 2 Best Tools on LinkedIn Your Students Aren’t Using

Posted by Hally Pinaud>> If you haven’t seen Classmates, take a minute to click the link there. Up until about a week ago, I would have told you that the Classmates tool is the coolest thing on the internet for a college student hoping to build a professional network. I feel almost as passionately about [...]

September 28, 2012 More
Alumni Career Services and the Power of a Good Webinar

Alumni Career Services and the Power of a Good Webinar

Posted by Katie Murley Keefe>> These days, we get a lot of questions about Alumni Career Services. It seems like many of our clients are expanding how they serve this group, and often are creating devoted resources for them. Unfortunately, alumni are typically a much more diverse group than our students — both in terms [...]

September 27, 2012 More