Employability Group

A forum for the U21 careers and employability professionals to discuss issues of common interest and progress the global citizenship of U21 students.

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The U21 Employability Group is a community of employability and careers professionals dedicated to enhancing students’ educational experience, specifically as it relates to the experiential learning process that enhances employability. We define employability as the holistic process of self-reflection, learning and development, and the translation of this into effective workplace practices. This includes, but is not limited to, work integrated learning, extracurricular experiential learning, career development learning, industry and employer expectations, and recruitment practices.

The purpose of the U21 Employability Group is to promote and enhance the sharing of knowledge, expertise, and professional development amongst employability and careers services across the U21 network. With members comprising Directors of Careers and Employability Services, the group will build a community of practice across the U21 network, undertaking collaborative projects to enhance the experiences of our students.

Chair of the Employability Group

Jim Lowe, Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director for the Center for Career Development, University of Connecticut.

Key Contact

Events

  • Purple hued image of 4 people 2 men and two women talking and working together. In the left corner is the Global Citizens logo.

    Universitas 21 Global Citizens is an online leadership development course with 75 student spaces available per member institution. Participants learn the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century whilst tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems, outlined in the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

    October 2022
  • Green hued image showing 5 people sat on chairs laughing towards the camera. In the left had corner are the words sustainable micro-internships

    The U21 Sustainable Micro-internships programme allows students to work with fellow students from across the globe, sharing knowledge and expertise whilst immersing themselves in a commercial organisation.

    December 2022, January 2023 & February 2023
  • Could you offer one of our finalist groups one time or on-going mentoring, introductions to your network or share useful resources? If so then pledge your support now!

    RISE (Real Impact on Society and Environment) is U21’s international showcase of student achievement in sustainability and social innovation designed to accelerate the scale and impact of student-led projects by connecting them with a global peer and supporter network.

    September- October 2022

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