DEI Series: Managing Career Readiness & Equity During a Pandemic

  • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
  • Competency: Researching, evaluating, and integrating information
  • Fee: FREE (member); $69 (nonmember);
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  • Summary

    Thanks to our sponsor, Chevron, this event is free to NACE members.

    Over the last three years, an extensive effort to prioritize career readiness has been undertaken by the Career Center’s leadership, and advocates across the various colleges within the university with success resulting in additional resources and inclusion in the strategic plan prioritization. As an adult learner, commuter-based population, the triple pandemic of the virus, social injustice particularly resonant in the home of George Floyd tragedy, and both the emotional and economic disruption, combined with challenges stimulated by the mandated online modality, our institution has faced challenges that have disproportionately impacted our student population.  Given the significant 52% diverse, underrepresented, first generation and largest state veteran student population, our interdisciplinary work on supporting the retention of these students, as well as ensuring innovative strategies to restore hope and opportunity, through the Career Readiness Project, with specific attention to the equity lens. Join this panel to learn how presenters integrated the Career Readiness Project into the institutional strategic priority, as well as share some case examples across different colleges and student populations related to how career readiness was implemented to empower the student population.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify effective strategies and steps recommended to gain senior leadership and faculty buy-in and institutional investment in the Career Readiness Project;
    • Investigate best practices, design, implementation, and findings for career readiness interventions among diverse student populations; and
    • Discuss innovative strategies for engaging and building relationships with employers while supporting student careers.


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