Empowering student and alumni success through technical integration of digital applications
Allan Hancock College

Empowering student and alumni success through technical integration of digital applications

Challenge

Integrate multiple tools and vendors to enhance the student experience and centralize sensitive data.

Results
  • Created a platform that connects students and alumni to hundreds of potential employers
  • Minimize the amount of sensitive data pulled from Ellucian Banner
  • Streamlined single sign-on capabilities to improve quality of life
  • Designed a functional infrastructure that can accommodate future integrations

How Allan Hancock College is empowering student and alumni success in the job market through the unification of Ellucian Banner and Jobspeaker

Spearheading the charge among a consortium of California colleges, Allan Hancock College sought to integrate multiple tools and vendors to enhance the student experience and centralize sensitive data within one application program interface (API).

In June 2019, Allan Hancock College’s Director of IT Services, Andy Specht, kicked off an initiative primarily aimed at integrating Ellucian Banner with Jobspeaker—a third-party vendor that connects students and alumni with potential employers in the workforce.

We had the challenge of figuring out how to bring student data from Banner into Jobspeaker. We have tens of thousands of students who would possibly be using this. Any current student might want to use it, but also alumni of the college would be eligible to use the platform.

Andy Specht, Director of IT Services, Allan Hancock College