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Keeping up the Tradition of Helping Students Build Skills

EACE contribution by Carol Crosby, Assistant Director in Career Services at Bridgewater State University.

For those of you have been following my blog postings, our office participated for the last few years in a Student to Professional Project: Revamping most resources, materials and programs to imbed opportunities for students to learn and practice professional skills.  We also added a process to assess the students’ skill development when possible.

Several exciting things have happened since we began this project: Read more

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Does It Work?: Assessing Skill Development

EACE contribution by Carol Crosby, Assistant Director in Career Services at Bridgewater State University.

If you have been following my blog postings, you will know that our office, in our Student to Professional Project, developed a new mission to help students learn and practice professional skills.  We had begun to intentionally incorporate specific skill development into on-line resources and materials.  We had also created new programming to enhance student development and the staff was now excited by the range of opportunities that were available to our students to transition from a student to a professional role.

We now needed to see if our approach was working.  Read more

Professional Skills for Material Resources

EACE contribution by Carol Crosby, Assistant Director in Career Services at Bridgewater State University.

Professional Skills for Material Resources

In my last blog, I provided an example of our office’s efforts to add professional skill building to our social media sites.  We had, at that point, also added professional skills to our workshops and programs.

Our Career Services Office has one more source of information available to BSU students – our paper guides.  BSU students covet these guides.  The environmentalist in me shudders and encourages online resources; but I can’t tell you how many times a student has come to an appointment with a dog-eared and red-marked guide in hand.  Read more

Incorporating Skill Development into Resources

EACE contribution by Carol Crosby, Assistant Director in Career Services at Bridgewater State University.

If you have been following my blog postings, you will know that our office had developed a new mission to help students learn professional skills.  We had begun to intentionally incorporate specific skill development and practice into our workshops and programs.

At the same time, we also needed to review our on-line resources for skill development.  Although we had posted our new mission statement online, we had yet to look for opportunities for skill development through our social media sites. Read more

Practicing Skills

EACE contribution by Carol Crosby, Assistant Director in Career Services at Bridgewater State University.

If you read my last blog, you know that Bridgewater State University’s Career Services Office explored one skill set – Social Media Professionalism – for their Student to Professional Project and created opportunities for students to learn how to behave professionally online.

But – you may recall – our office’s newly enhanced mission statement:

Career Services at Bridgewater State University intentionally provides all BSU students with opportunities to learn and practice specific skills essential for their transition from student to professional. Read more

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