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

Partnership with InsideTrack makes affordable, high-quality career coaching accessible anytime, anywhere

IRVINE, Calif. – September 21, 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 UCICareer.insidetrack.com. In 2017, the services will be expanded to all UCI alumni.

Since its founding in 2001, InsideTrack has coached more than 1.3 million students and is currently partnering with more than 1,600 academic programs nationwide. In a recent survey of students engaged in InsideTrack Career Coaching at an Ivy League continuing and professional studies program, 95 percent of the students agreed that it helped them make progress towards their career goals.

“By providing lifelong access to career planning services, UCI is reaching new heights in its commitment to student support,” said Carrie Lockhert, Associate Vice President of Client Partnerships at InsideTrack. “We applaud the UCI team for their long-term perspective on student success and look forward to partnering with them to help students and alumni make the most of their UCI education.”

About InsideTrack

InsideTrack is passionate about student success. Since 2001, we have been dedicated to partnering with colleges and universities to create adaptive coaching solutions that generate measurable results. These solutions combine professional coaching, technology and data analytics to increase enrollment, completion, and career readiness. Our adaptive coaching methodology is based on the latest behavioral science research and knowledge gained from working with more than 1.3 million students and 1,600 programs. In combination with our uCoach® Platform, our approach optimizes student engagement and generates valuable insights on the student experience through predictive modeling, behavioral analysis and multichannel communication. Join us and the leading institutions, foundations and others working to bring the transformative power of education to all individuals.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit ce.uci.edu.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit uci.edu.