Breakout Sessions II
Wednesday, May 29
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
First Destination Surveys - Everybody's Business
Brian Weese, College of Coastal Georgia, Bridgette McDonald, Clayton State University
How do you boost the response rate to your first-destination survey? Attaining a high knowledge rate is very beneficial to your efforts, but achieving one can be a challenge. This presentation will explore ways you can seek institutional buy-in to support student career outcomes. Clayton State University has risen from a 94.2% knowledge rate in the spring of 2016 to a 99% knowledge rate in 2018. This impressive response has been due to a high level collaboration between several critical departments on campus. College of Coastal Georgia attained a 95.2% knowledge rate among the Spring 2018 graduating class and consistently maintains a knowledge rate of 90% or better among its graduates.
Going for the Triple Crown: Advancing from internships to a TRIFECTA of externships, mentorships, and service-learning
Dr. Lyn Riggsby-Gonzalez, Columbus State University, Heather Kahl, Enterprise Holdings
Experiential education builds practical skills (such as critical thinking/problem-solving, oral/written communication, and lifelong learning) and moves students beyond classroom theory into real-world practice. Students desire opportunities to engage in greater experiential education and those who complete three or more experiential experiences are far more likely to gain full-time employment. Institutions and employers are beginning to partner in a range of experiential learning beyond traditional internships including externships, practicums, apprenticeships, job shadowing, and service-learning.
Location: Cedar Knob
Improving Students' Intercultural Competency for the Workforce
Dr. Gerald Williams, Sandra Y.G. Jones, Valdosta State University
Developing Intercultural Competency is a common value within higher education and the work force. And while we strive to create and support campus environments that welcome differences, students often struggle with how to navigate diverse work environments. This session will highlight the creation of a course piloted at Valdosta State University. The course examined the significance and impact of intercultural competency as it applies to successfully entering the world of work and managing one’s career.
Location: Salon IV
Casual Connections: Build Employer Presence with On-campus Drop-ins
Ashley Watts, Ramona Simien, Georgia State University
Info sessions not working? Campus recruitment hit a lull? Need to increase student engagement among non-business majors? GA State has a solution for you! This marketing approach is easy to implement with a few resources. The Employer Relations team will share details for you to model a similar program in your career center. Recruiters, you can request this model to increase your branding presence on campus and build relationships with students beyond the career fair.
Location: Long Ridge