A Model for Infusing Essential Career Skills into Co-Curricular Student Experiences



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Link co-curricular student experiences with the skills employers want.


Educators who work with students outside the classroom know that co-curricular programs like student government or service learning can help students develop the skills employers want. While these experiences offer tremendous opportunity, without intentional design and assessment their impact will be limited. So, when there is little time to do so, how do we build more intentionally designed co-curricular experiences to further student skill development and measure learning?

Join us for this virtual training for tangible, ready-made solutions to these challenges outlined in the cutting-edge program model our expert speakers have developed, the Co-Curricular Learning Masterplan (CLM). You will identify essential learning outcomes and leave with an assessment tool to build better co-curricular development experiences and demonstrate their value toward student learning.


Who Should Attend

Individuals and teams in student affairs or other areas will benefit from this session, including: 

  • Experiential Learning and Career Development leaders seeking to better connect out-of-the-classroom learning experiences to essential student learning outcomes 
  • Student Affairs and Student Success leaders seeking a comprehensive approach to improve co-curricular student learning and ways to assess and demonstrate that learning 

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Our virtual trainings go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these experiences are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. These trainings provide you with an active learning environment and an online space where you can explore ideas, get inspired by what your peers are doing, and understand the range of possibilities around a certain topic. You will leave these sessions with practical solutions that you can take back to your team or task force.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions


January 26, 2021

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Part 1: The Program Model 

  • The creators of the Co-Curricular Learning Masterplan will introduce you to their program model that links Career Readiness Competencies developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) with actions you can take to foster deeper learning for your students. 



Part 2Essential Learning Outcomes 

  • You will learn the eight (8) essential learning outcomes defined by the Co-Curricular Learning Masterplan that every student should learn, which are mapped to the Three Stages of Investment referenced in the plan (i.e., involvement, engagement, and leadership). 



Part 3: Assessment Tool and Analysis 

  • You will get a ready-made assessment tool to measure student learning over time and a rubric to transform this data into direct evidence of student learning. 


Portrait of Jessica Antonen

Jessica Antonen

Associate Director of Career Development, Johns Hopkins University

Jessica joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Career Development Office (CDO) in 2017 as the Assistant Director and then transitioned to Associate Director in 2019. In her role, she supports a team of 20 by providing project and event support for the office, as well as internal reporting and assessment. Prior to her work at the Carey Business School, Jessica worked at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), supporting leadership, diversity and inclusion, residence life, and student engagement initiatives.

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Portrait of Adam Peck

Adam Peck, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs, Stephen F. Austin State University

Adam is the author of more than 40 scholarly publications and has presented more than 100 national and international webinars. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and on campuses around the U.S. and internationally. Adam served as editor and co-author of the book, Engagement & Employability: Integrating Career Learning Through Co-Curricular Experiences in Postsecondary Education (NASPA Press, March 2017).

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Portrait of Michael Preston

Michael Preston, Ed.D.

Executive Director, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities

Michael has served as executive director of the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities since July 2015, where he works with Florida International University, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and the University of South Florida on collaborative projects designed to increase retention, improve graduation rates, and ensure graduates are career-ready. 

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