Join Elizabeth Wormsbecker and Renee Houston, University of Puget Sound, winner of the NACE 2019 Career Services Excellence Award in the small schools category, to explore how student and staff development is supported by engagement in a series of structured, reflective conversations over the course of a student’s employment. A program of reflective conversations between students and their supervisors can be simple and flexible enough to integrate within a variety of work environments (including suddenly remote environments caused by the current global health crisis).
These conversations have a strong impact on students’ ability to connect academic learning to employment and build on key skills such as problem-solving and culturally aware communication. Beyond supporting student development, these conversations encourage students to recognize the importance of their contributions and increase their level of engagement and commitment.
Following this program, you will be able to: