THE OCULUS INITIATIVE

Higher Education Leaders Transforming the Student Career Experience

About Oculus 

Higher Education Leaders Transforming the Student Career Experience

The Career Leadership Collective is stimulating a national conversation and leading innovative change strategies for college and university upper administrators focusing on students' career and future preparation. The Oculus Initiative seeks to provide upper administrators - including provosts, deans, and VPs - with insights, community, and transformative practices which elevate the career preparation of their students, impact recruitment and retention, and better understand their alumni career data and outcomes. We provide

  • Alumni Career Data for your campus

  • Conferences and events to provide thought leadership and community for upper administrators committed to students' career success. 

  • Consulting and training services to help transform career offices and campus ecosystems.

  • Tailored blog and video content focusing on sophisticated career initiatives that help with enrollment, retention, and overall student success. 

For more information about advisory services or to refer a colleague, please contact us at search@careerleadershipcollective.com or (970)440-7423

 

HIGHLIGHTED VIDEOS

UPPER ADMIN PERSPECTIVES

Browse inspirational videos from Presidents, VP's, and other Higher Education leaders about thoughtfully embedding career, vocation, and future of work learning into the campus ecosystem.

HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES

The Career Leadership Collective cultivates thoughtful articles about practices that are innovative, extraordinary, and uniquely helpful for colleges and universities desiring to transform the career readiness landscape. 

Since the birth of The Career Leadership Collective we have advocated for one consistent concept: student career education is bigger than the career office.

You've probably seen this in our ground breaking article on Scaling Career Services, in our online accelerator s...

When I (Kelly) first moved into a Career Center role where I would be working heavily with faculty, a well-meaning colleague gave me a book called, Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It.  I remember thinking to myself, “What...

American college students are working more than ever. According to a 2015 Georgetown University report, 70-80% percent of undergraduates are employed, and 40% of those students work full-time, making work the most time-consuming activity beyond academic study.

At Bennin...

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year, 2019!  The new year brings renewed energy to so many personal and professional goals for individuals, and as such, I wanted to share the 5 career services trends that we believe will make a substantial impact on universities everywhere in 2019.  We enco...

 Over a decade ago, “Learning Reconsidered” boldly redefined learning to be an integration of academic learning and student development (Keeling, 2004). Putting this integration into practice and moving career education from a reactive service offering to a proactive a...

May 22, 2018

In the field of University Career Services, the word INNOVATION has been thrown around quite a bit in the last five years... at conferences, events, in white papers, on twitter, and from specific university leaders.  I have unashamedly been a proponent, and I absolutel...

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EMBEDDING ALUMNI SUCCESS DATA INTO THE COLLEGE VALUE PROPOSITION

 

Consulting, Facilitation, and Training

AN OVERVIEW

CONSULTING

Consulting

STRATEGIC GROWTH ANALYSIS FOR YOUR CAMPUS

All of our advisory engagements provide specific strategies, transformative results, and proven methods to increase the value of the degree for current and prospective students, and various additional key stakeholders.  Our custom solutions often save or grow resources by hundreds of thousands of dollars for your institution. 
FACILITATION

Facilitation

ENGAGE YOUR LEADERSHIP

Facilitation sessions on key issue of building career capacity on your campus will help your leadership to solve the key career development challenges in front of you. These sessions leverage data, expertise, and leading-edge practices to help you create and implement unique solutions.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional Development

GROW YOUR BUY-IN AND EXPERTISE

The Collective works with campus leadership to decide on a series of presentations and facilitated learning sessions for key campus leaders, faculty and community members, with the goal of increasing their knowledge of career education, career conversations, employment trends, and empowering buy-in for the new campus-wide career vision. Training topics are custom-created with your campus.
EXECUTIVE 
SEARCH

Executive Search

FIND INNOVATIVE CAREER SERVICES LEADERS

Simply stated, our vast network of, and deep relationships with career services professional is unmatched.   We will work with you and the key stakeholders on campus to understand the unique needs of your position, and help develop a comprehensive marketing plan that highlights why your position is unique in the market, and why it will be attractive to top prospective candidates. We know the market and we deliver results. Learn more about our past and current searches and our services. 
 

SELECT EVENTS

 

The Oculus Forum

April 8, 2020, Scottsdale, AZ

An Exclusive event for upper-administrators who oversee career services and are engaged in building capacity for career development on their campus. 

The Collective 2020

April 8-10, Scottsdale, AZ

Our Annual Conference

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Diversity of thought, experiences, and people are a top value of our company, embedded in all that we do. We invite and intentionally encourage this at all of our events and activities. 

Contact us

General Inquiries

Consulting, Training, and Executive Search Services

Membership and Billing

Events

National Alumni Career Mobility Survey

Our Founder and CEO - Jeremy Podany

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