Breakout Sessions IV

Thursday, December 12
10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Floor

Breakout Sessions IV

Career Mythbusting and Peer to Peer Learning Through Small Group Coaching

Spyglass I (First Floor) | Caitlin Goldbaum, University of Washington-Seattle

When it comes to career, there are many pervasive myths that can impede student success. This interactive session examines a successful small group career coaching program that challenges misperceptions while maximizing staff time, expanding reach, and engaging students in high impact learning through peer conversations. We’ll share strategies for group facilitation, brainstorm potential coaching topics, develop a toolkit of activities, and discuss how participants can adapt small group career coaching for their home institutions.

Deconstructing “Good Fit”: How Unconscious Bias Perpetuates More of the Same

Big Sur (First Floor) | Katie Flint & Bridgette Johnson, Colorado State University

Given the complex, intersecting identities graduates are bringing to the workplace, career services has an obligation to educate employers on these changing dynamics, helping to shift recruiting and workplace practices that are oftentimes weighted with unconscious bias. We will address how our diverse students encounter such biases when considering employment options, sometimes in ways that would surprise recruiters to hear. We will dive deeper into some of the issues our students experience and identify ways to enact change.

The Career Laboratory: A Mini Internship Model in the Classroom

Cypress (First Floor) | Melanie Pearce-Hooper, UC Davis; Todd Tullis, Veeva Systems & Liz “Lizzie” Agra, Visa

Interested in an innovative way to engage students in career exploration, while partnering with companies and alumni? As Career Service professionals and employers are well aware, most students are not career-ready upon graduation. The Career Lab provides students with units/credit for learning about career exploration and readiness through weekly lab sessions (or “mini internships”) with guest employers, who engage students in real workplace activities. This session will offer ways to incorporate and/or adapt the Career Lab to your institution, which includes NACE’s Key Career Competencies.

Utilize and Empower Student Staff: Redesign/Enhance Your Operation Alongside Your Emerging Professionals

Spyglass II (First Floor) | Matthew Aranda, Whittier College – Career Center

The Whittier College Career Center sees their student staff as a ‘playful task-force’ for ambitious marketing initiatives. Discover how you can build a thoughtful community of mutual empowerment with these emerging professionals. In this interactive session, get an overview of the operation at the Whittier College Career Center and enjoy a facilitated ‘brainjam’ for the ways in which your office can get your student staff invested in their work.

Thriving Tigers: Pacific’s Shift to an Integrated Faculty, Academic and Career Services Advising Model

Windjammer III & IV (First Floor) | Deborah Crane, Abi Ingleton & Shelly Gulati Ph.D., University of the Pacific

In this program learn how University of the Pacific shifted from a decentralized faculty advising model to an integrated faculty, academic and career services model for student success and retention. This action was a result of a gap analysis study. In fall 2019, the Academic Advising and Career Services Center was launched as a merged student services center. Hear about the motivation and implementation of this model as well as discussion on initial successes and challenges.

Best Practices for College Recruiting: Engagement and Branding

Windjammer I & II (First Floor) | Justin Finnerty & Bailee Rollins, University of Arizona

Explore current and successful trends in college recruitment and student engagement. No matter the size of the company, no matter the size of the budget, there are a plethora of opportunities to connect with and engage students on college campuses. College students in today’s job market appreciate individual attention and they value experiences that contribute to their understanding of the world around them. Learn about upcoming college recruiting trends designed to attract and retain Gen-Z.