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.


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


  • Global Data

    The U21 Global Education meeting will be the first opportunity to bring together colleagues from the U21 Student Experience and Educational Innovation clusters with U21 Senior Leaders. This will be the first event of a pilot series of face-to-face meetings to further strengthen connections between U21 Senior Leaders and cluster groups.

    23-25 October 2024
  • Compass

    U21 will host the Employability Group Online Meeting to bring together leaders in employability across the U21 network. The sessions will allow colleagues from all 29 global U21 members to share their experiences, challenges and priorities in employability at the moment. 


    3 & 4 September

Representative Group