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Three Ways to Support the Class of 2020

The Huffington Post

Every fall we look back at thousands of repeated student-coach interactions with prospective and incoming students throughout the country to share insights with our partners and others committed to student success. This year, our research programs director teamed up with one of our partner institutions, putting their heads together about the unique issues facing this year’s freshman class.

Check out their piece in the Huffington Post where they call for special attention and consideration in key areas of student support.

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Press Releases

UC Irvine Launches Coaching Service to Help Students and Alumni Enhance Career Skills

IRVINE, CALIF. (SEPT. 20, 2016) — The University of California at Irvine announced today the launch of a new career coaching service designed to improve career readiness and success for graduates and students currently enrolled in UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) and UCI+One programs. UCI has partnered with InsideTrack, the nation’s leading provider of student coaching solutions, to offer personalized career development support through a combination of one-to-one meetings, email and text messaging with professional career coaches, as well as access to self-guided content through InsideTrack’s uCoach® web and mobile apps.

UCI DCE students will be able to choose from a range of coaching options that offer varying levels of mentorship and support as they define their long-term career objectives and develop critical career planning and workplace skills. Students enrolled in the UCI+One program will enjoy career support based on InsideTrack’s proven methodology embedded directly in the program curriculum, providing timely resources, information and support as students organize and execute a career plan.

“With today’s complex, ever-changing job market, UCI DCE takes very seriously our commitment to our students and alumni to support them in building a successful and rewarding career,” said Gary Matkin, Dean of Continuing Education, Distance Learning and Summer Session. “Our partnership with InsideTrack enables us to offer convenient, affordable access to the high-quality career planning services our students and alumni deserve.”

Beginning this month, career coaching is available to more than 15,000 students enrolled in UCI DCE and UCI+One programs by visiting In 2017, the services will be expanded to all UCI alumni.

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