Employer Relations: Creating Industry and Institutional Partnerships in a Brand-New World

  • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
  • Competency: Consulting - employers
  • Fee: $49 (member); $69 (nonmember);
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  • Summary

    Among the many changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has initiated, the world of work and higher education are two that have experienced drastic and long-term changes. With the unemployment rate hovering around 3.9% (December 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics, accessed 1/12/2021), it is now time to create a more equitable lens for candidate recruitment and a focused effort to increase student/alumni career mobility in every hiring decision.

    In this new normal, individuals working in employer relations roles in higher education and employers needing to recruit diverse students and alumni have a unique opportunity to create mutually beneficial relationships especially with faculty/staff partners. Building these equity-centered partnerships may start with online job postings and career fairs but must progress toward inclusive conversations around employer needs and student/alumni potential with awareness and advocacy around student/alumni barriers to employment.

    This webinar will discuss specific action-oriented practices that move the conversation forward between career services centers and employers to creating a just, inclusive, and upwardly mobile society for every student/alumni.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify internal and external partners, and create systems to increase buy-in for student support and advocacy;
    • Develop varied career-related opportunities with external partners to support student learning and increase employer recruitment efforts; and
    • Begin hosting “micro-career fairs” to highlight employer partners to targeted student groups.


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