Breakout Sessions III

Thursday, December 12
8:45 am - 9:45 am
First Floor

Breakout Sessions III

Shattering the Information Session: The Rise of Generation Z and Flash Mentorship

Windjammer I & II (First Floor) | Robert Goodman, University of California Merced; Eileen McGarry, University of Nevada Las Vegas & Lizbeth Lupi, University of California Merced

The Information Session is in peril! Student interest is waning as Generation Z no longer connects to the standard hour-long company lecture. Join us for a conversation regarding this shifting trend in campus recruiting and how a new employer-led learning model, designed to bring value between students and employers, can inspire our future direction.

How to get a leg up: Womxn in Career Services Leadership

Big Sur (First Floor) | Kelly Dries Ph.D., University of Redlands; Nicole Rodriguez Ed.D., CSU Dominguez Hills; Rose Nakamoto, Santa Clara University; Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez Ph.D., CSU Fullerton; & Ella Butler, Salt Lake Community College

While it is 2019, women still remain underrepresented in leadership positions throughout higher education. Career Services at a glance consists of high numbers of women, but those women are often at higher percentages in entry and mid level roles, and not at the helm of the organization. Join this panel of powerhouse women, Dr. Nicole Rodriguez, Dr. Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez, Rose Nakamoto, Ella Butler, and Dr. Kelly Dries as they share their strategies for navigating career services leadership as women, and how they’ve sought out sponsorship and mentorship to succeed in their roles.

Recruitment High Touch/High Tech: What Matters to Students – and WHY

Cypress (First Floor) | Mary Scott, Scott Resource Group

Mary Scott will present the findings of her recent campus-based student research project ‘Recruitment High Touch/High Tech: What Students Value – and WHY’. Topics include: the value of current recruitment practices, tools and techniques; the impact of recruitment execution, both high touch and high tech; and the factors that influence students’ perceptions of employer authenticity. Quantitative and qualitative data will be presented to document what students value [and don’t] and WHY during their job search experience.

Introducing Major & Career Exploration Earlier: Inspiring career advisers to shift classroom and recruitment presentations so that students can act confidently in identifying majors of interest sooner 

Spyglass II (First Floor) | Ashley Kuznia, Washington State University 

Do your students show distress about not knowing what to major in, or what career to pursue–even near graduation? Learn about a major & career exploration activity delivered to prospective students during WSU’s Carson College of Business recruitment events. Program methods, outcomes, and materials will be shared for others to implement on their campuses–either in classroom settings, recruitment presentations, or individual appointments–to help students thoughtfully select majors and explore related career paths sooner.

Three Way Win-Win Partnership for International Students Engagement & Employment

Spyglass I (First Floor) | Angelina Lee, Loyola Marymount University; Amanda Fain, Hylink Digital Solutions & Jonathan Xiao, Hylink Digital Solutions

The “triple threat” partnership between university career center, employer, and international students is key in providing ROI for international students and their families. Please join LMU, Hylink Digital (a multinational advertising agency), and LMU’s recent grad from Singapore to learn how they engaged in this creative partnership to support both international students’ career development, and the employer’s business operations. Learn how the employer recruits international students within U.S. immigration regulations, and why hiring international students is a great ROI.

Modernizing the College Recruiting Experience with the StandOut®️ Video Recruitment Network

Windjammer III & IV (First Floor) | Jeff Bolton, VP Emerging Technologies, CollegeNET & Bruce Sylva, Director of StandOut®️ Sales

Come to this session to learn how StandOut®️ can provide students with customizable practice interviewing, advising, mentoring, and more. Employers will learn how to enhance and scale campus recruitment efforts while increasing their reach and brand awareness to meet hiring goals. You will also have the opportunity to connect with current users and give us feedback on new features we are launching.