Alumni Career Collective

The technology revolution has unleashed a number of changes in the career development world for higher education, students, alumni, and employers. This is illustrated by the increasingly varied career pathways that require job placement across multiple different industries over lifespan, employers seeing an increase in the number of applicants per job posting (if they are even posted publicly at all), the increased use of applicant tracking systems and robot resume review, the automation of numerous sectors in the future, and a shift to ongoing lifetime skill acquisition (compared with the traditional frontloading within a four-year degree).

As we explore these trends that are taking place at the intersections of alumni, career, and other higher education services, we hope to “engage the entire university network of students, alumni, faculty, and employers” (Dey and Cruzvergara, 2014) and thus improve our understanding of career needs for current and future alumni. Please join the conversation!

Higher Education and Career Services: A Panel Discussion

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 10–11 a.m. ET

The acceleration of technology, coupled with the formation of the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity to address the impact of COVID-19, all point toward a significant change in the career landscape.

Join this conversation with Jeremy Podany of the Career Leadership Collective and Katrina Ward, director of Outreach & Engagement with the University of California, as we discuss the trends impacting the career development and social mobility of our students and alumni.

The conversation will touch on the following:

  • Career Agility: Why it is important to balance education with tactical skills such as emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and other liberal arts strengths moving forward.
  • Social Mobility: How national data about career services impacts the career lifespan of students and alumni.
  • Internal Partnerships: How changes in education affect lifelong learning.


Have ideas or are interested in a certain topic? Want to be on the steering committee? Please reach out to Louise Jackson at [email protected].