UAM Joins College Central Network

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tv_News 10dbMONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello has entered into a partnership with the College Central Network to help current students and alumni to better connect with potential employers.

   CCN allows UAM students and alumni to register and create their own online profiles while offering a number of services, including assistance with the creation of resumes and online portfolios to showcase work samples and achievements to potential employers. CCN offers a “Job Search Agent” that matches job opportunities with interests. The network also provides the ability to track resume submissions, referrals and requests, and to access job search and career development articles, documents, podcasts and videos.

   “College Central Network is a powerful resource that will allow our current students and graduates to access job information and further their careers,” said Laura Hughes, director of counseling, testing and career services at UAM. “ This partnership also benefits the university by improving our relationships with business and industry, providing improved access and communication with alumni, and by providing a state-of-the-art job search resource that is attractive to prospective students and their parents.”

   The partnership with CCN will allow UAM’s office of career services to tweet announcements and events to job seekers, contact an unlimited number of students, alumni and employers by email and the capability to download student, alumni, and employer contact data.

   According to Hughes, CCN offers a number of benefits to employers, including secure access to post unlimited jobs at no cost, secure access to search resumes and portfolios of target candidates, the opportunity to recruit qualified candidates easily and quickly at no cost, and the ability to manage job postings and re-posting of jobs. Prospective employers may access these services by logging on to http://www.collegecentral.com.

   “In today’s highly competitive job market, our students and graduates need every advantage available to them,” said Chancellor Jack Lassiter. “The College Central Network is a wonderful tool that should be of great benefit to our students, our alumni, and to the institution as well.”

   For more information about the College Central Network, contact Hughes at (870) 460-1454.

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