Badger Career Network Expands

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New online career tools offer more jobs, new services.

Just when one monster of an online career site looks to swallow up the Internet, along comes a Badger. And this one’s got real bite to it, too.

With uncertainty in the economy and the job market continuing to dominate the headlines, the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s (WAA) newly revamped Badger Career Network couldn’t have come at a better time.

The network was created in 2001 to allow UW alumni to interact with peers and offer career advice to students, but it has now expanded its services.

“The Badger Career Network really works for everybody now,” says Gina Evans ’05, WAA’s career and corporate relations specialist. “It’s a one-stop shop for Badgers and friends of the university to search for jobs, learn about career events, keep current on industry trends, and more. Employers can use it, too, to become more efficient in recruiting.”

Using e-mails sent to alumni who meet certain criteria, the Badger Career Network Job Alerts system is a new feature that allows employers to more accurately target well-qualified candidates for open positions.

Starting with Wisconsin companies and expanding nationally by 2010, this system also gives active UW job seekers an edge and others a way to stay current on what’s happening in specific career fields.

Registered Badger Career Network users can also search the exclusive BuckyNet job board, be the first to learn about career events, and receive a quarterly e-newsletter.

By integrating these tools, tips, and tactics, the new network is more prepared than ever to help alumni successfully navigate their career paths, and take full advantage of their UW connections and degree. Alumni can visit uwalumni.com/careers to register for free and get started with the network today.

Published in the Fall 2009 issue

Tags: Alumni

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