Learn how to better serve and prepare students for the workforce in a virtual world.
With social distancing and remote learning, Career Services professionals have had to pivot quickly to serve students. These changes range from proactively connecting with students to managing virtual events to preparing students for a vastly different new world once they graduate.
Join us for this three-hour discussion-based online training where you can share and glean ideas that you and your team can use to better serve students in a remote world. You will discuss and get answers to the following questions:
- How do you help students manage through the uncertainty?
- How do you help students pivot?
- What are the best ways to advise students virtually?
Who Should Attend
This training is ideal for Directors of Career Services and Career Services professionals who are looking for an opportunity to join their colleagues for dialogue, sharing, and brainstorming to help each other find new and innovative ways to support students in a virtual world.
The Academic Impressions Online Learning Experience
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
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Student Communication, Engagement and Outreach: You will discuss ideas for engaging students in a virtual world in a way that adds value. In small groups, you will brainstorm how to improve an existing communication or outreach initiative to bring fresh ideas to it.
The Value of Virtual Events: You will gain ideas for making your virtual job fairs, panels, and events effective. You will hear how institutions are modifying for those who don’t have resources at home to ensure equity & access. In small groups, you will workshop a virtual event you plan to host to obtain fresh ideas and to consider the various aspects required to hold a successful event in this unique medium.
Advising Students to Adjust to the New World of Work: You will get tips and best practices for advising your students 1:1 and helping them understand and be competitive in the new world. In small groups, you will have the opportunity to get advice from others on how to best help your students.
Lynn Chisholm, MS, CPM
Director, Office of Internships and Career Readiness, University of South Florida
Lynn is responsible for the overall administration and supervision of the Office of Internships and Career Readiness to develop, support, and manage student career-relevant experiential learning opportunities and programming.
Executive Director, Career Services, Muhlenberg College
Tom Dowd joined Muhlenberg College in February of 2016 as executive director of Career Services. He is a career development educator and career coach with more than 12 years of experience creating and delivering career programs for diverse audiences in higher education, nonprofit, and corporate environments.