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2016 Conference Programs

KNOWLEDGE SESSION (60 minutes)

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Knowledge Session (60 minutes)

Creating a Career Readiness Culture Shift with Today's Job Seekers

We will walk you through easy to follow steps of implementing a mentor program - small or large scale with any sized staff. Share tips on how to develop, enhance and engage faculty partnerships along with beginning a career development cultural shift with your students. Learn how employers can assess the level and quality of students graduating before even beginning the recruitment process – all within a four month time period! But don’t take our word for it – you be the judge!

Knowledge Session (60 minutes)

Preparing International Masters’ Students for Employment in the US

Drexel University is best known for having one of the largest and respected undergraduate co-op programs in the US. Although the Graduate Co-op (GCP) is not as comprehensive, this is also an option for selective Masters’ programs. International students actually have the largest percent participation in GCP. This is because of the limited options available, strict federal regulations, to obtain off-campus career-related work experience while studying in the US. The Steinbright Career Development Center offers a robust number of campus wide services to help these students secure a co-op.

Knowledge Session (60 minutes)

#SimplySocialSavvy

Social media is changing the way we communicate with students, employers, and colleagues. However, it can be annoying setting aside time to post on 20 different accounts. Who has the time anyway?! This session will share manageable ways to collect, schedule, and analyze social media content and help participants begin to develop a strategy that meets their office needs.

Knowledge Session (60 minutes)

A Collaborative Model for Integrating Global Themes in Students’ Career & Professional Development

This session will highlight the collaborative efforts between multiple offices across campus with the integration of global themes, including a Global Career Series, that’s used to connect international and domestic students together through career-related programming. Examples of campus collaborations with programs will be featured. This program is ideal for someone looking to support global initiatives in their career office as well as advisors who work with students who have either studied/interned abroad and/or work with international students.

Knowledge Session (60 minutes)

Liberal Arts in Action: A Collaborative Approach to Career Development

Liberal Arts programs have increasingly been under pressure to show practical career outcomes. Duquesne’s McAnulty College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with Career Services saw the need and opportunity to engage first year students actively in their career development through a one-credit course, Liberal Arts in Action. The course incorporates career exploration through e-Parachute, resume writing, exposure to internships and mock interviews through Career Services’ DuqCareerLink system, and a professional networking night with Liberal Arts alumni. The presentation will explore the background to the course inception, design, staffing and evaluation as well as challenges and future outlook.

Knowledge Session (60 minutes)

Leading a Successful First Destination Survey Initiative

With heightened interest focused on what college graduates are doing immediately after receiving their degrees, the career center staff at Kutztown University dove head-first into improving their recent graduates’ lackluster response rate. They will share both what has and has not worked, from not only purchasing a system to manage the mechanics, but equally impactful strategies such as faculty and staff partnerships, student connections, marketing, and reporting. While their office’s new initiative has seen success, future goals and wish lists will be shared, such as leveraging the increase in data for the benefit of the office and university constituencies. Sample branding and marketing campaigns from other universities leading this charge will be presented.

Knowledge Session (60 minutes)

Maximizing the Powerful Effects of Body Language in Your Work

This session will provide an overview of body language, and will provide engaging opportunities to best understand the use of body language in one's life and in one's work. The learning that will occur will allow participants to maximize the power of body language personally as well as professionally, influencing various constituents encountered in one's day-to-day work.

Knowledge Session (60 minutes)

ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHANGING WORKPLACE: Empowerment for today’s global society!

This workshop will address the importance of embracing the theory of cultural responsiveness and how it relates in today’s every changing global society. Participants will have the opportunity to integrate, share thoughts and ideas as it relates to: multi-generations in the workplace; building an inclusive environment; and prepare individual with leadership and coaching skills.

 Knowledge Session (60 minutes)

E meeting Tips, Tools and Rules

Do the same rules for in person meetings govern electronic meetings? Do you need special language in your by-laws to conduct business via conference call, video conference or web conference? Join us to review best practices, examine case studies, and learn methodology for creating special rules for the three most common types of e-meetings.

EXPRESS IDEA (30 minutes)

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Express Idea
(30 minutes)

Building Bridges Between Theory and Practice: Career Development for Student-Athletes

This presentation will focus on student-athlete career development, specifically incorporating Gordon’s 3-I decision-making process. We will then discuss how to translate this theory into feasible programs that any career development office can implement. If able to pilot this program during the current semester, we will discuss the results. If unable, we plan to share challenges we faced and ways to overcome the obstacles in future semesters.

Express Idea
(30 minutes)

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Career Services

Today it is critically important for Career Services to be able to demonstrate the student learning that takes place as a result of our programs and services. Duquesne University Career Services Center recently completed a year-long assessment of student learning outcomes for customer care, counseling services and educational programs. Attend this session to learn about the planning, implementation, and results of these assessments and develop your own strategies for assessing learning outcomes on your campus.

Express Idea
(30 minutes)

College to Career: C2C Conference

This program will provide a quick overview of the C2C Conference, its purpose, implementation, and outcomes.

Express Idea
(30 minutes)

Students Job Expectations

How much do college students think they will earn in their first job? What do they think will be the geographic reach of their first job search? This research project explores these questions through the use of a career counseling encounter survey tool. Perceptions of first-year through senior college students' salary expectations and anticipated breadth of job search geography will be presented. Data will be examined by gender, college year, race and academic major.

Express Idea
(30 minutes)

Job Search Manual

The job search manual is a tool provided to Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) students, alumni and community members to assist in resume building, interview preparation, finding their place in the job market and so much more. Join us as we review the set up of the manual and discuss relevant points.

Express Idea
(30 minutes)

Unlocking the Secrets to Graduate School Program

Equipping juniors & seniors with the tools they need for successful graduate school preparation is made easier through intentional programming. In fall 2015, a forum for addressing the major topics associated with getting into graduate and professional school was developed by four career services representatives. Students and alumni from the 45 members of the WestPACS Consortia were invited to participate. Come hear more about the event and share ideas for even greater success moving forward.

Express Idea
(30 minutes)
 

Meaningful Connections: Leading Ways to Merge Alumni Engagement with Student Networking

How do you engage alumni with a limited budget? How do you inspire students to participate in networking events? This express session will help career services professionals find fun, innovative, and inexpensive ways to connect students with alumni. Through experiential learning trips off campus, to student networking club events on campus, this presentation will focus on the many unique ways Villanova University connects highly successful alumni with talented students.

Express Idea 
(30 minutes)
 

Women's Leadership Conference-Building Up Powerful Women Who Lead

This presentation will provide information about our Women's Leadership Conference that was hosted at Central Penn College. This event was a full day conference that featured community leaders as speakers, a 4 course etiquette lunch and a professional fashion that showcased clothing and accessories modeled by our very own students. We will talk about the planning process, challenges and successes of the program.

Express Idea 
(30 minutes)

Steps To Service

AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps offer graduates a unique paid experience that can only be gained through the service to others. It is our hope that career services staff will walk away from this session aware of the opportunities that exist worldwide that can advance their students career path and boost their resumes. Career Services Staff will have a better understanding of the Steps to Service and how their students can use service as a stepping stone to a career.