Top of Mind with The Tambellini Group Podcast: Merging Career Services and Advancement

By Katelyn Ilkani posted 09-25-2019 10:50 AM


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By combining career services and advancement, Northampton Community College has created a community of student, alumni, and employers that better facilitates engagement, relationship building, and outreach. Modeling itself after the four-year model, hear from Northampton’s Sharon Beales, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and Dr. Deb Noble Burak, Associate Vice President and CIO, as they discuss implementation, staffing impacts, and technologies like Razor’s Edge, Handshake, Hubspot, Graduate, and Live Alumni. They offer advice for other two-year institutions thinking about rolling out this model, including the importance of career support and systems for community college students.

Listen: Merging Career Services and Advancement

Highlights include:

  • History behind Northampton’s decision to merge departments.
  • Unique challenges with implementation as a two-year institution.
  • Types of technology and tools used.
  • How the college’s staffing model has changed with combined departments.
  • Impact on employment metrics and corporate giving.
  • Best practices for institutions considering rolling out this model.