Tyler Baker

Co-Founder, Director
“It's never too late to be who you always could have been.”

Blog Posts

Fabriq vs In-Person Career Center: Battle Royale Edition🤜💥🤛

Can Fabriq career communities compete with the student engagement of in-person career centers? A deep dive on the data— no holds barred.

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They've Got Everything They Need. So Why Don't Students Prepare for Career?

A deep dive on why college students wait to think about their careers... and what Career Services needs to do to fast-track the career discovery process.

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Fabriq Is The 10x Mushroom For Your Career Services Mario 💥

One principle from the world of startup investing (and from the world of Mario) can help you choose the right technology for your career services team. Spoiler alert: we're that tech. 😎

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This One Thing Will Define The Reach Of Your Career Services Mission ☝

Choosing the wrong technology will significantly limit your ability to fulfill your mission. Tech isn’t a downstream decision that you can punt until later; instead, getting the tech choice right is the foundation of being able to fulfil your mission.

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How We're Transforming Alumni Engagement One Community At A Time

How Fabriq provides equitable access for any Letterwinner to give their knowledge, network, creativity, and time to impact the people that they are in a prime position to serve— younger versions of themselves (aka student-athletes).

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Why Fabriq (not Zoom) Is The Best Tool For Career Exploration 🤔

Zoom is an awkward fit for career exploration broadcasts.... mainly because Zoom wasn't built for career services teams. Here's what happens when you build a broadcast tool specifically for career community.

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More Than a Brand: Why Custom Built Mobile Apps Are The Future of Career Community

When folks hear “custom branded app” they hear marketing mumbo jumbo and I am trying to say, "the only product strategy that gives you a fighting chance to meet your goals."

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A Foolproof Formula for Informational Interviews that Just Freaking Works

I've spent much of the last 10 years getting people to meet with me and using 20-minute conversations to turn strangers into friends. Here I've collected my thoughts on how to conduct informational interviews that get. it. done.

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How to fulfill your “4 for 40” promise, for real

Want to prove to yourself and recruits that a 40 year promise is still possible? Us, too. Here's a realistic take on how teams can leverage their network to ensure every athlete has the knowledge and network they need to succeed, for life.

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Keep Fighting. This Isn't The College Sports Apocalypse 🙄

Tired of the "OMG sky is falling 🙀" posts every day? Us, too. Here's a realistic take on how athletic departments can come out of 2020 strong.

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Athletic Departments Need To Invest in Scalable Career Services Solutions… Like Now

What's your gameplan for serving student-athletes remotely? And how do you plan to reach 100% of those students? COVID-19 has us thinking about the future of your department's career community... if you've got one, that is.

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If you don't, who will?

How does your department’s career strategy build meaningful, impactful relationships for your student-athletes?

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