University of Cincinnati Alumni Association responds to alumni career needs
Placing a high priority on the professional advancement of Bearcat alumni, the UC Alumni Association is creatively using online and social medial outlets to respond to the demand for career resources. Such avenues benefit from having immediacy, low-cost and high impact attributes, all of which are particularly beneficial in the current economy. And the economy, of course, has intensified the need.
For networking, the association offers LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, as well as inCircle, a customized social and professional networking tool for alumni, students, faculty and staff.
"Alumni are telling us they need information that can be of value to their careers and professional fulfillment," says Myron Hughes, Bus '86, UCAA executive director. "We know there is a lot of information out there for people to get through, and we make every effort to provide UC messages that are interesting and relevant to our alumni."
Fellow alumni can have a vital role in conveying those messages, as demonstrated by Steve Harrison, MBA '63, when he returned to campus last year to address his alma mater community. With him, he brought an exciting new career tool -- CareerToolsPlus, a free, comprehensive, online resource to assist alumni with their job-search and career-development needs.