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EACE 2013 Annual Conference 

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Redefining Employment: Career Services and Recruiting for Traditional, Virtual and Self Employment

May 29, 2013 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

What do “Management Analyst, Software Developer, Real Estate Agent, and Small Business Owner” opportunities all have in common? They are all career paths that a college graduate might want to explore while in school and pursue upon graduation. How are they different? “Management Analyst and Corporate Software Developer” opportunities are frequently seen on campus recruiting schedules, while “Real Estate Agent, Financial Services Representative, Small Business Owner and contract/virtual Software Developer” opportunities typically struggle to find natural connection points on campus through college career service offices. The world of work is changing rapidly. More and more students are seeking to explore and ultimately pursue virtual/work-from-home, self-employment, and commission-driven career paths. Traditional employment and traditional employer-employee relationships are still prevalent but are not the only game in town. Join us for this discussion of the evolving workplace and how college career services offices can adjust their services to help student explore and pursue all of their career options.

Presenter: Matthrew Berndt, CSO Research, Inc.

Career Development Programs for First Year Students: Why Your University Needs Them and How to Implement Them

May 30, 2013 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM

With the tight economy and national push to graduate more college educated students, what is your career services center doing to contribute to retention efforts? Participants in this workshop will learn the impact of career development programming for first year students on student career confidence, career services center engagement, and student retention. Participants will learn about the history and purpose of three different career development programs at two different institutions. The presenter will share each program's scope, timeline, and implementation plans while describing the assessment and revision processes. Participants will complete worksheets throughout the presentation that will help define a career development program for their institution and walk away with a program proposal and plan.

Presenter: Samantha Camoni, Philadelphia University

Teaching Social Media Job Searching

May 29, 2013 | 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Discover how to teach students to use social media as an employment tool. Attendees will take a walk through the syllabus for Social Networking: Creating Your Professional Identity Online, a course developed by Kevin Grubb for Villanova University students. In addition, there will be a discussion of students comments as they reflected academically on their experiences as social media users.

Presenter: Kevin Grubb, Villanova University

LinkedIn 101 - Developing Your LinkedIn Presence for Career/Professional Success

May 29, 2013 | 2:30 PM 3:30 PM

John Hill will follow-up his keynote presentation with relevant information regarding social media in the recruiting industry as it applies to colleges.

Presenter: John Hill, LinkedIn

PANEL: Using a Self-study Model to Improve Effectiveness and Gain Visibility Among Campus Stakeholders

May 30, 2013 | 3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

The demand for accountability within higher education and career services specifically is becoming progressively more urgent. We see this demand reflected in the trend towards regular cycles of external review. Rather than being events to be merely endured, external reviews can be exciting opportunities to showcase our institutional contributions, provide foundations for growth and development, and serve as evidence for additional resources. A comprehensive self-study is a critical component of external review. A well-carried out self-study provides reviewers with a more in-depth understanding than can be gained by limited time on campus and provides increased legitimacy to the final report. Join members of EACE's Consulting Committee to learn more about how you can construct and carry out a self-study that will lead to an effective and productive external review.

Panelists: Linda Kent Davis, Rhode Island College;  Sam Ratcliffe, Virginia Military Institute; Mariana Savoca, Stony Brook University

Perception is Everything: Building Your Brand On Campus Through Social Media and Traditional Marketing Technique

May 31, 2013 | 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Institutions big and small struggle to combat myths about their career services departments and to help students understand the diverse resources available to them. In this interactive presentation, we will explore common misconceptions about career centers and how to combat these inaccurate perceptions through a customized, marketing campaign. We will specifically look at the University of Pennsylvania Career Services recent two-tiered public relations campaign, which included a social media contest and campus-wide lawn sign campaign, and how those efforts addressed campus-wide stereotypes and student perceptions about the Career Services office/career center. Results from a survey Career Services conducted about student perceptions of the career center and post-graduate career plans surveys, as well as analysis of social media and web data, will be reviewed to highlight how to measure and evaluate perception and knowledge of office services.

Presenter: Dr. Claire Klieger, University of Pennsylvania

Building a Successful Early Engagement Model Using Personalized Outreach and Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment

May 30, 2013 | 8:45 AM — 9:45 AM

With increasing pressure on Career Services Offices to produce achievement of career goals for students, there is a correlated pressure to engage students in our services. A connection has often been drawn between those students who engage with Career Services and their better career outcomes. Additionally, early engagement has traditionally been linked to student success and satisfaction. During the academic year 2011-2012 Princeton University launched a focused initiative to increase their engagement with freshmen (Class of 2015), yielding 68% office services utilization at the end of the academic year. We enhanced our outreach to freshmen, developing a more targeted and personalized strategy, combining this outreach with our freshmen-focused programming beginning during orientation and continuing throughout their first year. Personalized email outreach, class-based programming in their residential colleges and in our office were combined and at the end of the fall semester 2012 we have raised their usage of office services to 75%. We have also added for this sophomore class small discussion-focused Clifton StrengthsFinder (Gallup) workshops. While sharing Princeton University's successful initiatives, participants will be engaged in sharing their best practices for early engagement of students and usage of the StrengthsFinder assessment.

Presenter: Kathleen Mannheimer, Princeton University

PANEL: Not Afraid to Fail: Best Practices for Innovation in Your Career Center

May 30, 2013 | 8:45 AM — 9:45 AM

With limited resources and limited time, it can be very easy to go through the motions of employer development and strategic marketing for your career center. If students are getting internships and jobs, employers are attending your fairs, and students are liking? your Facebook page, what more do you need to do? Why not push the envelope and develop a dynamic marketing strategy driven by student feedback? Why not proactively create relationships with academic departments to host major specific career fairs? Why not seek university grants to outfit your center with cutting edge technology? Why not create an employer development plan based on actual student career interest data? Why not create a culture that fosters innovation? In this session members of the Employer Relations team at the University of Maryland career center will share best practices for creating the anti-status quo career center and learning how to embrace the fear of failure. How will this session change organizational behavior?: The presenters will explore strategies for creating a working environment where members are supportive of each other to bring new ideas to the table. Specific examples of how to work together and change the status quo will be shared. The presenters will engage with the audience and offer advice and answer questions on how to foster innovation in their respective career centers.

Presenter: Megan O'Rourke, University of Maryland - College Park

Declaring Undeclared?: A Step-by-Step Program for Exploratory Students

May 30, 2013 | 2:00PM — 3:00 PM

How many times have you heard students say ˜I want a major that is going to guarantee me a job after graduation." or "What can I do with a major in...?" As career services professionals, we encounter these statements on a daily basis. This session will provide an example of West Chester University of Pennsylvania's approach to help their growing exploratory student population investigate majors and careers. As a collaborative initiative between the Twardowski Career Development Center and the Pre-Major Academic Advising Center (exploratory students), a Spring 2013 pilot program helps students break down their decision making process through guided activities. Two phases of a four-phase career development model, Self-Awareness and Exploration, serve as a basis for conversations in small group sessions. The presentation will include an overview of the program components and results from a pilot with twenty students. Suggestions and example activities will be provided to help others design tools to effectively address the needs of their institution's exploratory students.

Presenter: Amanda Mitchell, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Ashley Reichenbach, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Counseling Creatives: Career Trends and Advice for Students in the Arts

May 30, 2013 | 11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Most liberal arts colleges offer majors in the visual and performing arts. However, there is often a disconnect between this creative student population and the Career Services Office. Students often assume that the services are not geared for them, so they rarely seek assistance. When they do, the staff are often challenged/stumped by the unique needs of these students and the non-traditional career paths which they pursue. This presentation will serve to demystify creative careers by identifying effective approaches to career counseling artists. In addition, the career trends of arts graduates will be examined via the results of the Surdna Foundation's annual survey, Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) - which tracks the lives and careers of arts graduates in America.

Presenter: Elisa Seeherman, The University of the Arts

Coalition Building: Assessing and Strengthening Partnerships Using a Six-Stage Relationship Building Continuum

May 31, 2013 | 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

In this presentation, we will discuss actively engaging campus partners in serving the career needs of students through the lens of a six-stage relationship building continuum used by University Development Officers. The continuum can be applied to assessing and strengthening campus partnerships and can fit into a larger Career Services strategic planning process. Strategies for engaging campus partners such as First Year Programs, Alumni Relations, and Honors will be shared as vehicles for moving key relationships up the six-stage continuum. Some of these strategies include an Internship Council, an annual Professional Development Conference, a University-wide internship course, web resources, and collaborative programming. During the interactive portion, participants will receive a copy of the continuum, categorize their campus partnerships into one of six stages, determine which of their partnerships are most important to move up the continuum, and participate in small group strategy sessions to brainstorm ways to strategically strengthen current partnerships and/or develop new ones.

Presenter: Beth Settje, University of Connecticut

The Post-Graduate Outcomes Collection Process: Setting Goals, Building Partnerships and Obtaining Better Data

May 30, 2013 | 3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

With increased interest in earnings potential and post-graduate outcomes from both internal and external stakeholders, career development offices and institutions are being held accountable for collecting more detailed and comprehensive information regarding their recent graduates. This session will begin by engaging participants in a knowledge-sharing activity regarding their practices and subsequently transition into a presentation that addresses the issues that colleges and universities face in obtaining post-graduate outcome information, potential collaborative partnerships on campus, and best practices in obtaining consistent and comparable data.

Presenter: Jesse Wingate, University of Richmond

LGBTQ Career Advice: What counselors want to know

May 30, 2013 | 11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Many LGBTQ students have questions or are nervous about their future careers and how their identity might affect them Are they asking in your office? If not, join us for a fast-paced session that will share best practices including: resume, cover letter, and interview advice, online resources, terminology, campus programming, state specific laws for hiring/firing based on sexuality/gender identity and finally learn what progressive employers are doing to recruit and support this diverse population. Come prepared to ask ANY questions, share knowledge, and engage in open discussion! Topics to be discussed during presentation include:

Terminology and tips for working with LGBTQ students; Online resources for LGBTQ populations; Advising related to if/how/when to come out on a resume, cover letter, in an interview or at work; Ideas for LGBTQ specific programming on campus; Resources for finding state and federal laws about hiring and firing based on gender identity/sexual orientation.

Presenter: Barbara Zerillo, Clark University

Counseling Veterans, Perspectives and Resources

May 30, 2013 | 8:45 AM — 9:45 AM

As the Pentagon streamlines our Military ranks there will be more Veterans looking for employment in the civilian workplace. With this population growing, there is greater need for career counselors to provide assistance and guidance. Currently thousands are using the GI Bill to further their education and the need for counseling on campus has significantly increased. In addition, the unemployment rate for this population is higher than the national average, so as counselors we need to broaden our service model to accommodate these heroes. Bob Dolan, Career Counselor and former Army Veteran will share his experience in providing career support to Veterans. Our discussions will include some of the strengths and challenges of this group, and resources and strategies for supporting them as they pursue opportunities in the private sector.

Presenter: Bob Dolan, MIT

Employers in the Field - Your Strategic Partner in Career Development

May 30, 2013 | 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

As employers of college talent increase their recruiting activities and early identification efforts to hire the best available graduates, they often seek skills and potential beyond what can be gained in the traditional classroom setting. In addition to the knowledge gained in the classroom, the expectation of hiring organizations is for practical and tangible skills as well as out-of-the-classroom experiences ready for use on the very first day. Meanwhile, as employers ask for more from their new talent in terms of transferable skills and experience, technical capabilities, and workplace acumen, Career Service providers are similarly seeking to respond by offering more to students with limited resources. This challenge actually creates not only a need, but an exciting and ideal opportunity for a strategic partnership between hiring organizations and college career services to prepare students for their entry into the workforce. If we look to employers to offer only jobs after graduation, we may be just scratching the surface of resources available to us. This session will explore and uncover opportunities to create valuable partnerships where students can learn more about and experience life in their chosen (or not-yet-chosen) fields, hear from alumni and other practioners about career paths, network in professional settings, bring learned material to the practical world, and so much more. In that sense, employers can take on an enhanced role as "Career Advisors in the Field". Through Internships, Externships, "Employer-In-Residence", Industry Panels, "Career Conversations", Career Networking Nights, Web Presence, Advisory Boards, Guest Lectures, Site Visits, and so much more, these potential connections can come alive.

Presenter: Louis Gaglini, Boston College

Hiring and Managing Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome

May 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Aspergers Syndrome is a mild form of autism that affects interpersonal communication and the ability to organize information and prioritize tasks. While these individuals face a number of challenges, Asperger's Syndrome also confers specific strengths that make them particularly well-suited to jobs requiring attention to detail and prolonged focus. Many have above-average intelligence and enter the workforce with advanced or multiple college degrees. The business community is beginning to recognize that people with Asperger's Syndrome can be terrific assets when they are in the right jobs, and receive the right supports. This session describes what Asperger's Syndrome is, and how it impacts employment. Attendees will learn the types of jobs and work environments are conducive to their success, and how to utilize the strengths of this cognitive style. The presenter share examples from her experience with individuals and employers, as well as tips for managing these unique individuals.

Presenter: Barbara Bissonnette, Forward Motion Coaching

More than just the luck of the draw: Collaborative and intentional internship promotion and advising between career services, academic advisors, and employers

May 29, 2013 | 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Have you encountered the student that asks, "Can you find me an internship?" You might have also worked with a student who already applied to 30 internships but still wants to know if you have any inside connections. Internship is quite the buzzword today, and students have differing levels of understanding, experience, and support in finding opportunities for experiential learning. Thus, anyone working with internship-seeking students should be prepared with many methods of internship promotion to best address the varying levels of student needs. In this session, the presenter will cover what has been helpful from an academic advisor's perspective for a successful, collaborative, intentional partnership with career services and employers in order to benefit the student. This session will focus on discussion of methods used by the presenter and open the floor to sharing of attendees own techniques. As internships are handled so differently by major, institution, and approach to promotion, those present in this session will benefit from hearing from others experiences.

Presenter: Ashley Fry, Gwynedd-Mercy College

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PANEL: Directors Forum: A Place for Directors to Discuss Challenges and Share Ideas

May 30, 2013 | 11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Participants can have frank conversations with their peers on topics they have chosen that can include the following; managing upper management's expectations; reporting numbers that make sense (annual reports, placement, etc.); managing staff; keeping (or getting) staff morale up; doing more events, programs, services without more staff; policies on posting unpaid internships and multi-level marketing employers; emerging practices on student engagement; running staff retreats; planning for growth/future directions; and organizational structure.The pros and cons that will be discussed include the following; strategies for reaching greater numbers of students; best practices in measuring student learning outcomes; collaboration with academic departments; and best practices in utilizing faculty and/or employer advisory boards.

Presenter: Robbin Beauchamp, Roger Williams University

PANEL: How to Survive an External Review

May 31, 2013 | 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

External reviews in Career Centers have become an ever present reality. As individuals explore ways to justify the need for additional resources or as campus leadership explores ways to ensure the best in class career services are available to students and alumni, external reviews have increased in popularity. In this session, learn from consultants and career services the reasons to host an external review and the best ways to prepare and succeed in one.

Facilitator: Susan Bennett, Senior Director, University of Baltimore Career Center

Panelists: Sheila Curran, CEO Curran Consulting; Lakeisha Mathews, UMUC

The Higher Education Act Reauthorization: A Facilitated Discussion

May 29, 2013 | 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Since the Higher Education Act Reauthorization began trending, institutions of higher education have been exploring ways to effectively meet the proposed new federal requirements. There is tremendous energy around this topic with discussions happening at the national, state, local, and campus levels. Career Centers have seen renewed relevance on campuses with increased interest in outcomes surveys and now we are discussing it at EACE. Has this topic impacted your institution? Has the interest in outcomes data given you a seat at the table? Are you concerned about the Act and what it might mean for your organization? If you are pondering these questions or are working through these issues on your campus, join us for a discussion. In this session we will network, share issues and best practices, and learn from one another as we prepare for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Presenter: Donna Cassell-Ratcliffe, Virginia Tech Career Services

From Data to Decisions: Smart Analytics for Student Services

May 30, 2013 | 3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

Effective strategic planning within Student Affairs (admissions and career services in particular) is only possible with a well thought out and integrated data collection process. Too often the collection of key data is treated as a nuisance, done in times of crisis, and precipitated by accreditation or an outside source. By contrast, whether dealing with issues of enrollment or employment, a regular schedule of data collection and analysis can empower an office or department: 1) to set priorities and objectives that are measurable and clear; 2) to assess the results of its programs and services against the initial goals; and, 3) to communicate results effectively, internally and externally. The goals of this session are to: 1) help student affairs professionals determine the best data collection and analytic tools for their office function; 2) how to integrate data with other internal stakeholders, and, 3) to learn techniques and strategies for communicating the results of their data analysis.

Presenter: Felicia Spencer, Yale University; Rena Cheskis-Gold, Demographic Perspectives, LLC

Spotlight Internships: Going Beyond the Cookie Cutter Model

May 29, 2013 | 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Do you have great internships that are getting little to no activity, just sitting on your job posting website? If so, this session is for you! The focus of this session centers on the collaboration between employer demands and student preparation and how Experiential Education & Career Services staff can help ensure that quality internships are not going to waste. We will discuss how to understand employer internship needs, identify those who belong in the Spotlight Internship category, and how we promote and prepare students for these opportunities.

Presenter: Andrea Frost, Johnson & Wales University; Akanksha Aga, Johnson & Wales University

Thinking Outside the Box with Your Employer Outreach Efforts

May 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Would you like to know different approaches to making new connections with employers to provide opportunities for your students? A call for a more creative approach in how to connect with employers is needed in today's social media landscape. This session will provide you with approaches to diversify your employer outreach strategy, with a focus on social media.

Presenter: Angelique Torres, Endicott College

Career Architecture: A Model for Personal Direction, Discipline Expertise, and Professional Know-How

May 30, 2013 | 8:45 AM — 9:45 AM

In today's socio-economic climate where universities and colleges are under increased scrutiny for accountability and outcomes, expectations regarding career preparation are becoming even more prominent. How can we mesh a liberal arts foundation, which is critical in preparing students in the development of critical thinking, communication, analytical problem solving, innovation, and creativity with career preparation and professional branding? The Career Architecture model, a multi-step, fluid process that includes components of personal direction, discipline expertise, and professional know-how within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring provides a collaborative, results-oriented approach among career services, faculty, industry, and alumni. Beginning in the freshman year through the Lego Challenge curriculum in the First Year Seminar, students begin to apply concepts of Career Architecture to designing their career. Through consistent and customized work with Industry Specialists and faculty, students are coached and connected with mentors and industry professionals throughout their college experience to create their professional know-how.

Presenter: Anne Scholl-Fiedler, Stevenson University

Lead Yourself, Lead Others

May 30, 2013 | 11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Lead Yourself. How can we lead others if we can't lead ourselves? Most of us consider personal planning time to be a luxury "nice-to" instead of a "need-to." Most people "know" the things they ought to do; most never take the time to document them. The role of discipline in self-mastery. Lead Others. Altruism is sexy: be radically sold-out to the success of those you serve. Dr. Norman Borlaug saved more lives than any other man in human history. Seeds aren't sexy, but saving lives IS. We don't do it for those who don't get it; we're in it for those that DO.

Presenter: Trent Booth, Vector Marketing

Partnering for Impact: Innovative Corporate Citizenship Practices with Measurable Results

May 29, 2013 | 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

In three years, Accenture and KIPP have formed a multifaceted partnership that has transformed how KIPP schools develop college and career readiness and redefined corporate citizenship for Accenture. This session will share and detail the creation and development of the partnership. The presentation will further explore ways that other organizations can bolster their corporate citizenship efforts while simultaneously serving underrepresented populations and developing a new pipeline of talent.

Presenters: Jennifer Heflin, Accenture Management Consulting; Mai Maye, KIPP DC; Tevera Stith, KIPP DC

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Behind the Lines: 10 Steps to Becoming a Military Ready Employer

May 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

This fast-paced session draws on extensive research sharing the essential steps for developing successful strategies to source, hire and engage veterans and military-connected talent. Learn what works and how to adapt examples that demonstrate effective branding, on-line military skills translation, job design, award wining workplace flexibility and benefits, plus community engagement. Gain insight to developing ERG’s and diversity awareness training designed to deliver solutions that meet the needs of employers, military, their spouses and caregivers.

Presenter: Sherril Curtis, Curtis Consulting Group, LLC

They Got the Job, Now What?: New Employee Onboarding Programs and the First Year Experience for Recent Graduates

May 29, 2013 | 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Have you ever thought about what happens after a college graduate gets their first job? What determines their success on the job? What determines if they even make it through their first year?  Effective onboarding programs are taking new employee integration, engagement and retention in organizations to the next level. In this one-hour session you will learn about the award winning onboarding approach of Booz Allen Hamilton and explore the key components of effective onboarding programs.

Presenter: Camille Franklin, Booz Allen Hamilton

LinkedIn 101 - Developing Your LinkedIn Presence for Career/Professional Success

May 29, 2013 | 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

John Hill will follow-up his keynote presentation with relevant information regarding social media in the recruiting industry as it applies to employers.

Presenter: John Hill, LinkedIn

Using Alumni as an Extension of the Recruiting Organization

May 30, 2013 | 8:45 AM — 9:45 AM

As corporate recruiting budgets tighten, companies are looking for new and innovative ways to reach university students as potential employees. How do you reach the next generation of graduates? Do they know about your company? Will the top graduates choose your company first? Hear how SAP America, a leading software technology firm uses Alumni volunteers to reach the next generation of graduates.

Presenter: Kira Tierney, SAP America

PANEL: Employer Roundtable

May 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Based on the popular regional model, EACE is bringing a roundtable to the conference. Join other employers to share best practices, network, and discuss important topics of the day as it relates to recruiting and staffing. Employer members only.

Presenter: Stacy McClelland, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

How to Develop a Successful Diversity Program

May 30, 2013 | 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Today's rapidly changing demographics and increasing emphasis on a global world continue to move workplace diversity to the forefront of effective organizational strategies. As the business case for diversity continues to evolve, the focus is on how organizations can best utilize 'difference' for competitive advantage. To support diversity in your company, you must lead the culture change by defining diversity, making the business case for it and developing a diversity vision to set the stage for effective diversity management and initiatives. You will learn how your organization’s diversity program can help you attract and retain the best talent as well as results in reduced costs associated with turnover, absenteeism and low productivity.

Presenter: Patricia McGinlay Clendening, GPHR, SPHR, President, HR Strategies, LLC

Strategic Selection Using Emotional Intelligence

May 30, 2013 | 8:45 AM — 9:45 AM

This learning session dives into the landscape of the labor market today and the proven techniques being used by industry leaders for successful talent acquisition. Participants will receive a simple, yet powerful tool for quickly identifying the Emotional Intelligence skills most important for each job, along with the technique for revealing truthful information about relevant candidate experience.

“Right retention” continues to be a major challenge for most employers and with the cost of turnover today, it’s time to take a good hard look at hiring practices.

Presenter: Jen Shirkani, Penumbra Group

PANEL: Target School Selection

May 30, 2013 | 2:00 — 3:00 PM

This panel presentation will share best practices and ideas on how to select target schools for campus recruiting. Come learn strategies of making strategic decisions on target schools.

Panelists: Beverly League, Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield; Nina Maggio, Northrup Grumman Corporation; Stacy McClelland, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

The Self-Aware Leader

May 30, 2013 | 3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

Join leadership and organizational development executive Dan Gallagher for a presentation on how self-awareness increases overall leadership productivity. Using a leadership model he introduced at Comcast and then validated by conducting research with two Saint Joseph’s University faculty members, Dan will challenge attendees to think about how they can drive their own leadership reinvention.

Presenter: Dan Gallagher, Gallagher Leadership

Collegiate Research

May 31, 2013 | 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Dr. Gardner will present the latest and greatest research results from the Collegiate Employment Research Institute. Philip D. Gardner is Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. Dr. Gardner has been with MSU for 28 years after receiving degrees from Whitman College (BA in Chemistry) and Michigan State University (Ph.D. in Resource & Development Economics/Public Policy).

Presenter: Dr. Phil Gardner, Michigan State University

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PANEL: Liberal Arts Roundtable

May 29, 2013 | 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

An excellent opportunity to share best practices, network, and discuss important topics of the day as it relates to Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities. Intended for both employers and college members.

PANEL: Engineering/STEM

May 29, 2013 | 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

An excellent opportunity to share best practices, network, and discuss important topics of the day as it relates to Engineering majors and hiring. Intended for both employers and college members.

Faciliator: James Silcox

PANEL: Career Crossroads: Professionals Who Successfully Made The Transition

May 31, 2013 | 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Have you ever considered the “other side” of the industry? This is a great opportunity to learn from a panel of professionals who have considered, and made, the switch to the “other side".

Panelists: Adrienne Alberts, American Red Cross; Robbin Beauchamp, Roger Williams University; Nicole DiOrio, Assumption College; Ayanna Wilcher, KPMG, LLP

CLOSING PANEL: The Future of Career Services and Recruiting

May 31, 2013 | 11:45 AM — 12:45 PM

What a better way to close the conference than to begin thinking about the future of the industry. Panelists, including Dr. Phil Gardner, will share experiences, best practices and insights to the future of college recruiting and career services.

Facilitator: Adrienne Alberts, American Red Cross


The Dream Share Project: Inspirational Film and Workshop

May 30, 2013 | 10: 00 AM — 11:00 AM

The Dream Share Project is an inspirational documentary film that follows Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin, two recent college graduates, on a road trip across America, as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams. Along the way, the pair learns about topics like: discovering one's passion, committing to a dream, dealing with setbacks, and redefining success for the Millennial generation. The Dream Share Project features eye-opening advice and anecdotal wisdom from an Olympic skier, one of the original Latin Kings of Comedy, a slam poet, a Project Runway fashion designer, the CEO of a sustainable flip flop company, and many more. The Dream Share Project is a film that encourages people to live up to their fullest potential and reject societal pressure to play it safe? The Dream Share Project workshop helps people to discover and pursue their passions through individual and group exercises. The workshop focuses on *discovering your interests and values *time management and maximizing productivity *blasting through roadblocks *defining success.

Presenter: Alexis Irvin, The Dream Share Project

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