Merging Career Services and Advancement

Katelyn Ilkani |

Tambellini Analyst

Top of Mind Podcast: Merging Career Services and Advancement
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By combining career services and advancement, Northampton Community College has created a community of student, alumni, and employers that better facilitates engagement, relationship building, and outreach. Modeling itself after the four-year model, hear from Northampton’s Sharon Beales, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and Dr. Deb Noble Burak, Associate Vice President and CIO, as they discuss implementation, staffing impacts, and technologies like Razor’s Edge, Handshake, Hubspot, Graduway, and LiveAlumni. They offer advice for other two-year institutions thinking about rolling out this model, including the importance of career support and systems for community college students.

Highlights include:

  • History behind Northampton’s decision to merge departments.
  • Unique challenges with implementation as a two-year institution.
  • Types of technology and tools used.
  • How the college’s staffing model has changed with combined departments.
  • Impact on employment metrics and corporate giving.
  • Best practices for institutions considering rolling out this model.

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Katelyn Ilkani |

Tambellini Analyst

Katelyn Ilkani
Katelyn Ilkani is responsible for directing the Cybersecurity Research Practice at The Tambellini Group. Her expertise covers network security, endpoint security, application security, data security, SIEM, people security, and the managed security services providers’ landscape. Ms. Ilkani has been consistently recognized for her contributions in the field of cybersecurity.

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