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Have You Used the EACE Assessment Resource Center?

By Jeanine Dames, Associate Dean, Yale College and Director, Office of Career Strategy

Don’t we all struggle to find the right way to assess what we do?

For example, how to best assess if a career fair was effective? Did it work well for the students? Was the experience easy and efficient for employers? Beyond the event, what about the registration process? Were the students adequately prepared? Was the logistical information adequate, such as parking and travel information?

When planning for our career fairs this cycle I sought help from the EACE Assessment Resource HUB to learn from our amazing colleagues. In a matter of seconds, I was thrilled to find not only a sample assessment survey for employers participating in a career fair, but also one for students – thank you colleagues from Rowan University for taking the time to post these tools!

These surveys helped me think about what we are asking – and what we aren’t, and probably should. They provided a clean and user-friendly format that could be completed in a few minutes. Not only did the Resource Hub help me rethink our assessments, it saved me time and resources to not have to start something from scratch. I was inspired by the assistance the Hub gave me and to pay it forward, I uploaded a popular resume rubric used by our office.

So, ask yourself what resources do you need to do your job better or to boost your organization’s performance? Like me, you may be looking at a specific problem and a sample document will be the answer. Or you may want a bigger-picture view of a persistent challenge, and an in-depth article by an expert may offer essential context. EACE’s collection of resources draws heavily on the broad experience and deep knowledge of the community to deliver meaningful perspectives and practical answers.

Visit this ever-growing collection of assessment resources, which will help you generate ideas and save you time. And while there, consider submitting some of your own best stuff.  The Assessment Resource Center can be found at www.eace.org under the Resources tab.

Jeanine joined Yale’s Office of Career Strategy in the fall of 2011 after serving as a Director in the Career Development Office at Yale Law School, and a Senior Associate Director in the Career Development Office at the Yale School of Management. Prior to joining Yale, Jeanine worked in career services at both Fordham University School of Law and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan. She is an active member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and was a founding member of the Alumni Section of the Association of Legal Career Professionals. Prior to transitioning to career services, Jeanine was an attorney and practiced real estate and environmental law in New York and Connecticut. She also served as pro bono legal counsel for South Brooklyn Legal Services. She has a B.S. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Jeanine is an avid Greek Mythology fan and enjoys spending her free time with her husband, son and two dogs – Artemis and Atlas.

 

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