Upcoming Webinars

Everyday We're (Side) Hustlin': How the "Gig Economy" Shapes both Career Advising and the Advisors
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

You’ve heard of side-hustles, freelancing, and the “Gig Economy:” opportunities pursued or created to maintain skills, explore passions, or simply make ends meet. Initially a way for skilled professionals to cope with 2008’s Great Recession, now over a third of the US workforce is made up of side-hustlers, freelancers, and independent contractors who generate over $1 trillion in contributions to the U.S. economy. It is now imperative for career services to adapt in advising students pursuing freelance or independent work, which can prove interesting for some professionals that are side-hustlers themselves. How can we better understand and serve students headed towards a world of work that is proving to be more status quo than fleeting fad? If you have a side-hustle of your own, how do you keep the plates spinning—and can your hustle help you find passion that you aren’t getting from your professional role? In this session, we’ll share current research on where the “Gig Economy” is, where it’s going, and how we looked back on our own hustles to find strengths to better serve our students. And, of course, we’ll show you how you can get in on the hustlin’, too!


Amy Smith, Associate Director of External Relations and Internship Coordinator, Hofstra University Career Center

Amy Smith is the Associate Director of External Relations and Internship Coordinator for the Hofstra University Career Center. Though her day-to-day involves bringing to life opportunities where students and employers can connect to achieve their goals, she is always looking for new ways where her creativity can thrive. Before finding her way to the Career Center team in 2013, Amy's journey included being a softball umpire, a cappella group director, and retail department supervisor. Outside of career services world, Amy can usually be found baking some sort of confectionary delight or, if it's baseball season, watching her New York Yankees.  Amy has been a proud EACE member since 2014, and currently serves on the Board as Director of Technology and Information Management.

Sabrina Iaria, Career Advisor and Liaison to the Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University Career Center

Sabrina Iaria just completed her Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Hofstra University. While she holds a B.A. in Italian from Hofstra as well, Sabrina's experiences as an Undergraduate Assistant in Hofstra's Career Center led her to pursue a career in Higher Education. During her time in graduate school, Sabrina was the Graduate Assistant of External Relations at Hofstra's Career Center, as well as the Advising Team Intern for St. John's Career Services. Today, Sabrina serves as a full-time Career Advisor and Liaison to the Zarb School of Business in the very same office. In addition to her background in career services, Sabrina has worked collaboratively with offices such as Event Management and Student Access Services. A new professional in the field of career services, Sabrina finds her passion in supporting first-generation college students through cross-departmental programming.


This Webinar is free for EACE members, and is open to non-members for $35.


Creating a Mentoring Program that Increases Students' Career Readiness and Graduation Outcomes
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you looking for ways to increase students’ career readiness? Faculty collaboration? Alumni engagement too? We’ve found a solution! Participants who attend this session will learn how Clarion University of Pennsylvania, an institution with less than 6,000 students, and the University of Kansas, an institution with over 28,000 students, researched, developed and institutionalized high-impact student-to-alumni mentoring programs, which have increased student and alumni engagement by 200%, faculty collaboration by 50%, and continue to achieve first destination outcomes over 90%. Sound too good to be true? Let us show you how we did it.


Josh Domitrovich, Coordinator for Career Mentoring and Internships, Clarion University

Josh Domitrovich is the Coordinator for Career Mentoring and Internships at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he serves as the liaison to the College of Business Administration and Information Sciences. In his role, aside from being a career coach, he specializes in mentoring, first destination outcomes, and retention efforts for the university. He is a graduate of Clarion University, holding degrees in Human Resource Management and a Master of Business Administration, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Administration and Leadership at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Josh’s work has been featured in regional articles, as well as Glassdoor and Monster.com, and he has had the pleasure of presenting at state, regional, and national conferences, most recently at NACE 2019. He currently serves as the Chair of the Mentoring Sub-committee for the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) and was awarded EACE’s Digital Champion award in May 2018.
Ashley Kruger, Career Advisor Senior, University of Kansas
Ashley Kruger is a Career Advisor Senior at the University of Kansas School of Business, where she is responsible for the KU Business Mentoring Program & Alumni Network. She is a graduate of Central College and the University of Kansas, holding degrees in History and Higher Education Administration, and is currently pursuing NACE’s Coaching Certificate. In addition to mentoring programs, Ashley has a passion for career development in higher education, social justice, international education and social media marketing. When not working, you can find Ashley with a cup of coffee, obsessing over home décor or her Chihuahua/Dachshund mix, Lucy, or traveling to a new part of the world.

This Webinar is free for EACE members, and is open to non-members for $35


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