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November 30, 2006

Clemson University - Job Opportunities in their Online Community

Clemson University offers a career service that is exclusive to their alumni in the form of a Job Leads page on the alumni section of their website.  This page is a unique and powerful tool for both the alumni and for Clemson University.  Alumni are able to search through job postings in a variety of areas - from job openings within Clemson University to searching several national job bank organizations to more focused databases; such as for recruiters, minority jobs, and jobs within South Carolina.  Ms. Tenneil Moody, Director of Online Services, says that she finds the job opportunities area of the webpage to be a, "premier technology of the thousands available," as well as, "Many schools have asked how we built and grow our alumni career services program (which is an exclusively online program)."

She also goes on to say, "Alumni don't want to be asked student questions like GPA and activities; they are concerned with relocation, salary and benefits.  Alums are finding what they need to get hired through the website and by book marking their favorite page, which is often (what Clemson calls) Job Leads." And then, "IAC was the first organization that realized the unique population of experienced job seekers. Although the University is using a different contact database for alumni records, we plan to configure our new mainframe with IAC's current offerings since they have long been great with their customer service, and innovative programming."

Clemson University also benefits from the utilization of the Job Leads web page on the alumni website.  Having the Alumni Association offer a job posting board has made it easier for the development staff to maintain current address and employer information.  Ms. Moody states that, "Development staff can also show employers return on investments made to campus.  Surprisingly our online career services yield higher hits per month that our Alumni Home page!"  In addition, "From an administrator's standpoint, it is easy to offer the board since it requires hardly any maintenance."

From helping their alumni achieve their professional goals in the hunt for a job, to retaining connectivity at their online community, Clemson University's Alumni Association has created a unique and powerful offering for their alumni. 

Posted by Don Philabaum on November 30, 2006 at 04:38 PM | Permalink

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