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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. 

Location: Trackrock

SHRM: 19- WC4VX | NBCC Approval No. SP-3289

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

SHRM: 19- MSN6F | NBCC Approval No. SP-3289

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

SHRM: 19- JN4EP | NBCC Approval No. SP-3289

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

SHRM: 19- XXW2R | NBCC Approval No. SP-3289

GACE Thanks Our Partners

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Symplicity HiEd Success C.L. Services, Inc. GEICO iNav N3 Purple Briefcase Team Georgia Careers

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