Breakout Sessions #3

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Engaging Faculty: Providing Mentoring Moments for Classroom Instructors
Presenters: Timothy Luzader & Kaletra Dispennett, Purdue University - West Lafayette

Diversity and Inclusion

Utilizing a design thinking-based construct with a focus on first generation, low-income students and students of color, Purdue University in West Lafayette launched the Mentoring Moments initiative to stimulate a cultural shift in which a greater number of instructors and faculty members will recognize themselves as career mentors to undergraduate students. This interactive session will discuss this program's overarching strategies and how this initiative can be adapted by career centers at other colleges and universities.

Goal Pursuit for Student Success: Techniques for the Practitioner
Imants Jaunarajs, Wes Bondio, Jodi Pavol, & Tony Anthony
Ohio University

Career Advising/Counseling

Presenters will showcase practical goal pursuit techniques and how career practitioners can implement them. This session will operationalize how to put goal pursuit research into practice.

Not a Side-Hustle: Highlighting Career Readiness as a Strategic Priority
Jessica Fox-Wilson & Daniel Youd
Beloit College 


How do you build buy-in for career development best practices? Join the leaders of Beloit College's Career and Community Engagement Center and Career Channels program to learn how the college developed Career Channels, a thematic career exploration program with shared faculty and staff ownership. The program's faculty-staff partnerships led to two initiatives during the COVID crisis: Beloiters Helping Beloiters, alumni mentoring for graduating seniors, and the Career Accelerator, a winter break career readiness workshop series. 

Engaging Graduate Students in their Career Search: Cultivating Accountability, Resilience, & Community (Virtually and In-person)
Claire Davidson & Peter Vasher
University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Career Advising/Counseling
COVID-19 Impacts/Virtual Outreach Technology

To serve the needs of graduate students, the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has implemented internship/job search groups as a tool to build agency, confidence, and accountability. You'll hear about the program's development, how the Ford School reached 50% participation among a diverse group of Master's students, and maintained a high level of virtual engagement in 2020-2021. Participants will learn how to adapt these groups to serve their own audiences. 
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