Building Connections Between First-Year Students and Career Centers with a Career-Readiness Learning Community

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Lib 209

Please register and join colleagues for this livestream event.

HSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning and the Academic and Career Advising Center invite you to participate in the “Building Connections Between First-Year Students and Career Centers with a Career Readiness Learning Community.”  If you are interested in Career Readiness activities in the classroom or in First-Year Learning Communities, this webinar and the following discussion are for you! After the Webinar we will have a brief overview and discussion about programming at HSU and partnerships between Academic Departments, the ACAC and CTL. And special thanks to Kerri Malloy for connecting our campus with this opportunity to participate in this broader discussion.

Presenters: Dr. Brett Bruner, Dean of Student Engagement, Arkansas Tech University and Karen McCullough, Director of Career Services, Fort Hayes State University
Colleges and university have embraced learning communities because of the possibility of life-changing experiences for those students who participate in them (Kuh, 2008). They provide "value-added social and psychological benefits to the students who participate" (Arensdorf & Naylor Tincknell, 2016, p. 13). The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Ready Competencies provide for "development of strategies and tactics that will close the gap between higher education and the world of work" (NACE). This webinar will provide an overview of how one institution developed a partnership between the campus career center and the learning communities program to offer the Career-Ready Tigers first year learning community to strengthen the connections between first-year students, careers, and the NACE career-ready competencies.

Sponsored by the Academic and Career Advising Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning