Thursday, May 30
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gulfstream's Co-op Program from Recruitment to Hire
Cassie Batayias, Gulfstream Aerospace
Gulfstream Aerospace has been building and enhancing their co-op program for more than 40 years. We hire over 90% of the co-ops into direct positions upon completion of their degree. I thought it would be great to share how we recruit co-op students from around the country, how we manage the co-op program internally, what we offer and how we engage the students while they co-op with us, and our full-time hiring process. I'd also love for this to be interactive where we can all learn best practices and share openly our thoughts and ideas with each other. Some key topics would be: -Recruitment Process -Leadership buy-in and support -Ambassadors -Steering Team Committee and Mentorship -Internal and external events for engagement -Full-time hiring process –Housing
Location: Table 1
Collaboration is not easy but learn how to develop teamwork strategies to maximize your workforce.
Karen McGrath, Daffany Murphy, Enterprise Holdings
Are you confident that you are creating a nurturing environment for your employees as they pursue "Career Success"? As a leader, have you helped them identify their most critical needs within the scope of their career goals? How can you create self-awareness and a level of "Engagement" where your employees are fully aware of their personal goals while balancing the needs of your team/department? Come join our roundtable for an impactful exercise that will empower you to provide honest feedback to help fully maximize your leadership vision in 2020!
Location: Table 2
Catch the Momentum with Momentum Year
Dr. Roslyn Brown, Georgia Gwinnett College
Looking for a way to contribute to the new USG Momentum Year Initiative? Come learn how GGC's Career Development Center contributed to the development and Momentum Year programming and the redesign of new student orientation. Through these campus initiatives, parents and students are educated on the early identification of a major or a focus area. No more parent-only presentation at orientation. We will explore the data before and after implementation.
Location: Table 3
Transitioning Together - Strategies for New Career Services Professionals and Their Supervisors
Jackie Hand, Dwayne Peterson, Georgia College & State University
Transitioning to career services can be a challenge for new professionals and their supervisors. Taking into account the diversity of professional backgrounds and changes within our field, it is not easy to develop strategies for transitioning, orientation processes, and other techniques for career management and supervision. Using theoretical frameworks, this roundtable discussion offers space for new professionals and supervisors to develop strategies for best practices related to transitioning to and supervising within career services.
Location: Table 4
Improvement through Empowerment - Student Engagement in the 21st Century
Dr. Tonya Moore, Gordon State College
During this session employers and career professionals will obtain out-of-the-box strategies to empower future leaders in the work and academic spaces. Discover how effective mentoring, coaching and teaching can prepare future talent in customized ways to ensure meaningful connections are made to produce positive retention results. Participants will learn about the Highlander Leader Pathways program and impactful service learning programming and collaborations designed to empower future leaders to enhance career competencies.
Location: Table 5
Where Are the Associate-Level Internships?
Dr. Pia Scott & Felicia Shanklin, Georgia State University
Most employers prefer that students be in their last two years pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree, however, students at the Associates level are usually left out. These students graduate with hardly any experience and/or real-world knowledge regarding the workforce. It is equally important to help build their social skills, develop their confidence, increase their knowledge with hands-on information from industry experts, give them confidence in their chosen major, help them establish references, build character, and get hired. Let us share ways you can create internships/career mentoring relationships where Associate level students can get hands-on experience outside of the classroom.
Location: Table 6