Breakout Sessions I
Wednesday, May 29
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Flipping student employment: A high-impact strategy
Carrie Hachadurian, Theresa Cruz Paul, Western Carolina University
Many supervisors feel thrown into the world of student employment, and as a result, there is a huge missed opportunity to more effectively teach NACE career-readiness skills to students. Participants in this session will leave with knowledge on how to create a supervisor program which not only introduces supervisors to quality practices in managing student workers, but also encourages campuses to flip their student employment programs from purely task-oriented into high-impact and educational-focused practices.
A Roadmap for Developing an Employer & University Partnership
Charlene Leach, Jamie Cook, & Allen London, Mercer University & Robins Air Force Base
In the 1980’s Robins Air Force Base had a need for engineering talent. To address that need they approached Mercer University and established a relationship that would eventually lead to a new engineering school. Today, Mercer's School of Engineering provides a steady flow of talent to help meet the needs of Robins Air Force Base. In fact the partnership has grown beyond the engineering school to also include business, computer science, computer engineering, information science and informatics. As the relationship between Mercer University and Robins Air Force base a grown, the results have included the creation of the best-in-class military installation/university partnership.
Location: Cedar Knob
Jumping the Hurdles of Consolidation to Thrive in Transition
Julie Goley Augusta University, Glenn Gibney Georgia Southern, Catherine Neiner Georgia State, Dr. Ana Baida Kennesaw State
Consolidation and mergers -- terminology employers know all too well. Higher Education is not immune, as we learned with the University System of Georgia campus consolidation initiatives in the last five years. This program is applicable to individuals experiencing or managing change at any workplace. Hear from Career Services Directors who have weathered the challenges of consolidation at their respective institutions and the lessons they have learned.
Location: Salon IV
Sophomore Career Connections: A student engagement model
Makesha H. Dockery, Georgia State University
Have you ever noticed that student interaction with your career office is about the same each semester? Without fail, almost like clock work months before graduation Seniors are in a panic about "what to do after graduation"? We created an engagement model that would encourage participation earlier in the career development process. Come learn easy and quick tips to help your students get career ready earlier and make their freshmen and sophomore year count!
Location: Long Ridge