The Meritocracy Trap: Why Sharing Social Capital is Critical for Student Success

  • Career Level: Intermediate career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
  • Competency: Relationship development and management
  • Fee: $69 (member); $89 (nonmember);
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  • Summary

    As the great equalizer of the college experience, career development programs must acknowledge and address gaps in social capital. Although there are differences in the interpretation and definition of social capital, it is widely accepted as a necessity for workplace success and post-collegiate engagement. To support students in exploring their post-graduation potential, career development teams must be well-equipped to provide social capital-focused connections, resources, and expertise. Investing in social capital is not as simple as networking.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Establish a framework for engagement in this critical element of career development in their own university environments;
    • Learn best practices related to coaching students through building and maintaining social capital; and
    • Develop critical insight into the concept of social capital, including its definition, relation to higher education and career development.


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