Breakout Sessions III
Wednesday, May 29
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Creating a Podcast
Michelle Berg, Georgia State University
Did you know that 38% of millennial's ages 18-34 listen to podcasts? Creating a podcast isn't as daunting (or as costly) as you might think! This program will review how University Career Services at Georgia State created its podcast, tips for publishing your own and will point out cost-effective resources. Location: Trackrock
Attracting, Selecting and Retaining the Modern Workforce
Monique Jenkins, Bo McDaniel, Georgia Department of Administrative Services
The modern workforce is here! This does not just include Generations Y & Z!! This is a workforce who demands to work for mission driven organizations. Are your talent acquisition and retention strategies optimized to attract, select and retain those who embrace your purpose?
Location: Cedar Knob
Providing Career Services to College Students on the Autism Spectrum: How Prepared Are We?
Cheryl Van Dyke, College of Coastal Georgia
We’ve seen the increase in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on our campuses, but how prepared are we to provide them with the services and support they need to move toward gainful employment? While there are few clear measures of the number of students with ASD attending college, recent studies estimate that they comprise approximately 2 percent of the current student population (Cox, et al., 2015). The incidence rate of ASD is expected to continue to increase, with approximately 50,000 young adults on the spectrum entering working age each year (“Young adults on the Autism Spectrum”, 2013). Many will struggle in their career development: Currently about 85 percent of adults with ASD are underemployed or unemployed (Scheiner, 2011)
This presentation will focus on increasing education and awareness of this population in the academic setting while also facilitating an open discussion of best practices. Employers will learn how to work with students/graduates on the spectrum and how to leverage their unique talents to benefit the company.
Location: Salon IV
Never a One Man Show: Promoting Competencies through Collaborations with On-Campus Employment
Ellen Pate, Southern Wesleyan University
Campus-wide initiatives that promote Professional Competencies are more relevant and necessary than ever. How do career professionals approach the growing need to impact more students without any additional staff or resources? Collaboration is the key. This workshop will explore collaborations with colleagues who oversee work-study or on-campus employment. Examples will be shared from large, state universities to small, private universities.
Location: Long Ridge