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EACE20 Virtual Networking Sessions

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

The EACE20 Virtual Conference networking sessions will be conducted on the virtual event portal. Attendees will be matched within the networking session for 8 minutes before automatically before getting switched to another attendee. If you would like to further connect with one of your matches, you'll have the option to connect within the meet-up. This connection will then be available in the "People" area under "My Connections" where you are able to 1:1 chat via direct message or live video!

EACE20 Virtual Conference Networking Sessions:

Attendees are able to join one or more of the below networking sessions during the hour. 

Community College Affinity Group Meet & Greet

The goal of the EACE Community College Affinity Group is to provide a space for EACE members to learn about community college student populations and their environments. We plan to accomplish this by doing the following:

  • Provide this space to members of community colleges to be able to collaborate with four year colleges and employers. 
  • Increase awareness of community college student talent to 4 year schools and employers. 
  • Develop a larger talent pool for employers through joint recruiting events with 4 year counterparts.
  • Share best practices to assist members with overcoming community college’s unique challenges including limited resources, facilities and serving a non-traditional campus. 
  • Developing an employer pipeline for employers with seamless continuity between community colleges and their 4 year counterparts.
  • Create a greater appreciation by 4 year schools and employers with respect to developing the future workforce.

Recommended questions to get you started:

  1. What experience(s) do you expect to gain from participating in the EACE affinity groups?
  2. What are your understandings and perceptions about community colleges?
  3. How do you expect to translate the information that you have gained from the EACE affinity groups into your daily practice?

Minority Business Recruiting Group Meet & Greet

The EACE Minority Business Recruiting Group (MBRG) aims to increase EACE membership of minority-owned and/or led businesses. The goal is to provide such business leaders across industries with empowering opportunities to engage and build community with other businesses and career services practitioners, resulting in a more equitable EACE community. Through this initiative, minority-led businesses will have greater access to talent through connections to campus career centers, the ability to join an affinity group where professionals will be given the space to focus on their unique recruiting needs and will have access to support structures and resources for their continued growth. This committee welcomes employers from all ALANA (Asian, Latino, African, and Native American) businesses, women-led businesses and LGBTQIA led businesses in order to have a far-reaching representation of thought and action.

Recommended questions to get you started:

  1. What experience(s) do you expect to gain from participating in the EACE affinity groups?
  2. What are your understandings and perceptions about minority businesses?
  3. How do you expect to translate the information that you have gained from the EACE affinity groups into your daily practice?

HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) & HSIs (Hispanic-Serving Institutions) Affinity Group Meet & Greet

The EACE HBCU/HSI Affinity Group welcomes members from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) as well as those with interests in these areas to connect and engage in this community. The group endeavors to facilitate professional development opportunities and provide networking and innovative resources for HBCU and HSI professionals. We seek to create collaborative spaces for members of the HBCU/HSI community to discuss their needs and be introduced to creative approaches to engaging the student population. Partnerships between these institutions and employers are cultivated in order to be best positioned to serve HBCU/HSI students. Recognizing the challenges and ongoing transformation of HBCU/HSI institutions, the group provides a platform for career services professionals to learn from one another and share best practices and resources.

Recommended questions to get you started:

  1. What experience(s) do you expect to gain from participating in the EACE affinity groups?
  2. What are your understandings and perceptions about HBCUs and HSIs?
  3. How do you expect to translate the information that you have gained from the EACE affinity groups into your daily practice?

LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group Meet & Greet

The LGBTQIA Affinity group is a forum to bring together EACE members of the LGBTQIA community and those who serve those students and prospective recruits in their day-to-day roles. We want to empower our members to become aware and develop best practices to grow LGBTQIA visibility in the workplace and how to support students as they enter the workforce.

“To develop the future workforce” is the cornerstone of EACE’s mission. Join us as we live out this mission for our LGBTQIA members and students we serve. We also invite and affirm those who have intersectionality with other marginalized groups to utilize this space as a forum to share your ideas and grow. Our group not only will support our students, but give our members an intentional network with which to serve our own unique voice within EACE and build community.

Recommended questions to get you started:

  1. What experience(s) do you expect to gain from participating in the EACE affinity groups?
  2. What are your understandings and perceptions about the LGBTQIA+ community?
  3. How do you expect to translate the information that you have gained from the EACE affinity groups into your daily practice?

Neurodiversity Affinity Group Meet & Greet

The mission of the Neurodiversity Affinity Group is to connect higher education career professionals as well as human resource and recruiting professionals, who are interested or currently dedicated to improving the employment rate for neurodivergent individuals. This affinity group will provide resources to educate career professionals and employers on neurodiversity, share best practices for career training and hiring processes, and build partnerships among higher education institutions and employers to develop career opportunities that promote inclusion for neurodivergent individuals in the workplace. The perspectives of neurodivergent self-advocates will be incorporated into best practices and resources for this affinity group.

Recommended questions to get you started:

  1. What experience(s) do you expect to gain from participating in the EACE affinity groups?
  2. What are your understandings and perceptions about neurodiversity?
  3. How do you expect to translate the information that you have gained from the EACE affinity groups into your daily practice?

EACE20 Virtual Happy Hour

Join attendees for a general networking session where attendees will have the opportunity to gain insight on the latest products, tips and trends within the industry. 


Post-Conference Affinity Group Meet-Up

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 4:45-5:45pm EDT

Don’t want to stop connecting, after the conference wraps up? Neither do we! Join EACE’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Alicia Monroe, and the D&I Team as we come together to continue the discussions from Wednesday’s Meet & Greet to chart a course forward. Engage in small group discussions with your Affinity Group of interest and learn more about how we will keep the conversations going throughout this coming year.

Click here to join the post-conference meeting.

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