The summer months aren’t the only thing that can bring on a drought. Career Center’s social media accounts can become stagnant during the months of June, July and August causing social media managers to scramble for gripping content to stay relevant. We’re all guilty of returning to the well of insignificant posts; the career articles from the Wall Street Journal, the random photo of the campus landscape and even “hey we’re are open all summer” update. Let’s face it, when the career center is fully functional, your marketing is driven by what is going on within the office whether is it large scale career events, guest speakers, workshops, etc; your hands are tied to help elevate each of those. Instead of seeing the summer as a disadvantage, I approached this as an opportunity to be creative and introduced Facebook Live to the Brandeis University Hiatt Career Center page.
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As a premier conference, EACE gives its members a chance to tap into the wisdom of like-minded professionals. That’s what makes attending the EACE conference so inspiring. It fortifies attendees with innovative ways to successfully propel each student through his or her own, unique career planning journey. The EACE conference is produced by industry experts who are dedicated to helping career development professionals reach their full potential.
There are times when you log on to your target schools’ career management platform and ample students who meet your selection criteria apply with the simple act of submitting a job posting. This response may spoil you into believing you will generate an equally bountiful response with the same amount of effort for new or upcoming positions. College students are a transient group, they move around and this year’s freshman will be next year’s sophomores who will one day be juniors, who ultimately become the seniors may be your new hires. With this constantly shifting landscape of your candidate pool it is important for you to decide whether you want genuine relationships with the schools from where you recruit or whether you prefer transactional interactions?
In January 2015, I took the business trip of a lifetime. Thanks to a grant from the Office of International Affairs at the University of Maryland, I hopped a plane for a short, 21 hour flight to Singapore where I spent a few days visiting colleagues at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. From there, I flew to Hong Kong, where I spent about a week meeting with faculty and staff at the University of Hong Kong. Though my grant proposal focused on the role of liberal arts career development in Asia, my observations also touched more broadly on the role of career development and internships on the other side of the world. Here are a few key take-a-ways from my journey:
Last week I read a blog post on The New York Times website titled, “A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’” by Gordon Marino, professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College. This post got me thinking about the thousands of students who have crossed the stage with a degree in hand over the past few weeks. While this is not typically an aphorism that I use in my daily practice with students and alumni, it does relate well to an ethos commonly shared amongst career development professionals in higher education. The two previous posts that I had written for the EACE Bridges blog were very much focused on the outcomes collection process and the Higher Education Reauthorization, but in reflection about what I had to offer in my final post, I thought it apt to include a bit of my own thoughts about the post graduate experience.
EACE contribution by Susan E. Chappell, M.Ed., Employer Engagement Coordinator at Penn State University
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the #EACE 2015 conference in Pittsburgh. In addition to a great morning run exploring the city and my first Primanti Bros. sandwich loaded with french fries (I’m pretty sure I should have run farther than I did after eating that), I had a wonderful time reflecting upon emerging trends in career services and recruiting with colleagues from across the region. Read more
EACE Blog contribution by Scott Borden , Rutgers University Career Services
With summer on the horizon, thoughts turn to warmer weather, vacations and … employer site visits! Programs like EACE’s professional exchange allow for University Career Development professionals to visit employers to view operations, learn more about target companies, meet career development colleagues, share university/employer best practices and engage and network professionally. These programs provide a wonderful forum to enhance professional knowledge, build relationships and continue your career centers, and your, growth in a world of work environment that calls for continuous evolution, innovation and measurable results.