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EACE Webinar: Breaking Down Communication Walls: How Employer Relations and Advising Can Work
Monday, March 04, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
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EACE Webinar: Breaking Down Communication Walls: How Employer Relations and Advising Can Work

Tuesday, March 4, 2019 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM EST

While we are often one career services department, we do not always share as much information as we could, or as we should, across teams. Three different institutions will share their models and approach to organization and communication.  


Susan Chappell, M.Ed., Employer Engagement Manager, Penn State University
Susan Chappell manages Employer Engagement for Penn State University Career Services, and is also the Interim Campus and College Integration Liaison supporting career services at Penn State’s twenty Commonwealth Campuses. During her time at Penn State, she has worked within the Division of Undergraduate Studies, Alumni Relations, Corporate Engagement, and Outreach and Continuing Education before joining Career Services. Prior to working in higher education, Chappell spent several years working in both the banking industry and non-profit sectors.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and her Master’s in Education from the University's College of Education, with a graduate certificate in Distance Learning.

Chappell currently chairs the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) Government Relations Committee, the University’s Employer Relations Protocol Committee, and oversees Penn State University’s Career Services Industry Advisory Board.

Nick Praedin, Director of Employer Engagement, Lehigh University
Over the last 9 years, Nick has been part Lehigh University's Center for Career & Professional Development, providing career education to students within all undergraduate colleges from 2010 to 2012. From 2012 to 2018, he assumed the role of Associate Director for Experiential Education and CCPD Liaison to the College of Engineering where he managed Lehigh University’s Engineering Co-op Program. In June of 2018, Nick transitioned into the role of Director of Employer Engagement. Within this role, Nick manages all relationships with employers and alumni seeking to engage with and recruit Lehigh University students for internships, co-ops, and full-time opportunities. Nick has also had the opportunity of leading multiple career expos both here at Lehigh and through organizations outside of Lehigh, as well as partnering with the Lehigh University ecosystem to support student success. Nick received both his BA in Psychology and M.Ed. from Temple University.

Lynn Sydnor-Epps, Senior Associate Director of Employer Relations and Alumni Engagement, University of Delaware

R. Lynn Sydnor-Epps is the Senior Associate Director for Employer and Alumni Engagement at the University of Delaware Career Center. Under her leadership, the Employer and Alumni Engagement Team (EAET) strategically and collaboratively engage UD alumni from across the United States and more than 650 employers on-campus annually to support the professional development of students as well as the hiring of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students.

Prior to joining the University of Delaware, Lynn served as the Director of Talent Acquisition with the national non-profit organization, INROADS, and was responsible for leading talent acquisition initiatives for underrepresented college students throughout the United States. She has also held industry roles along with positions in Development and Admissions with private higher education institutions.

In 2015, she received distinction as a Fulbright Scholar with the U.S Administrators in International Education Award from the German-American Fulbright Commission. She is also a member of EACE, SHRM, and an active member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, holding numerous committee positions.


This webinar is free and only open to EACE members.

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