Third Annual All Campus Day - August 14, 2023
Re-framing “soft skills” as disciplinary cultural scripts: A road map for how (and where) to teach students career-related skills and knowledge
Presented by Keynote Speaker: Dr. Matthew Hora - Associate Professor, Adult & Higher Education, Co-Director, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Drawing from his extensive research, Dr. Hora explores strategies to bridge the gap between academia and the job market, offering practical insights for enhancing student employability and the role of work-integrated learning and its impact on student success. Through compelling examples and evidence-based recommendations, Dr. Hora emphasizes the need for collaboration between academia, industry, and students to foster a seamless transition into the workforce.
Introduction to RIASEC
Presented by: Ashli Detweiler, World of Work Coordinator
Join us for an engaging educational session focused on RIASEC, a widely recognized strength assessment tool. Through interactive exercises and discussions, we will learn about the six different interest areas and leverage this knowledge to better understand ourselves, our co-workers and our students.
Breakout Session 1
Develop a Blueprint for Equity or Preserve Systems of Inequity
Presented by: Siobhan Brooks, Learning Center Director, Erin Morton, Regional HR Strategic Partner and Marcus Roberson, Student Success Coach
In this session, we will demonstrate to faculty and staff how to identify and dismantle systems of oppression that exist in our everyday practices. Increasing awareness around inequitable systems will result in the design and development of more equitable programs and practices across campus.
Connecting Strengths to Careers and Educational Pathways with RIASEC
Presented by: Ashli Detweiler
Uncover the power of the RIASEC as a tool for connecting individuals' unique strengths and interests to diverse career opportunities. Explore the practical applications of RIASEC for aligning career paths, educational choices, and specific degree programs offered at Penn State. Discover how RIASEC can guide not only your personal career exploration but empower PSUGA students to make informed decisions about their future.
Breakout Session 2
Exploring NACE Competencies for a Greater, Career-Ready PSU
Presented by: Christopher Robinson, D.Ed., M.S.W., L.S.W., Assistant Professor of Social Work
For new Penn State graduates, ensuring career readiness is critical to successfully enter a competitive workforce in the 21st century. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), there are eight core competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for success in the workplace and lifelong career management. What are they? How can you use them? Where can you find them? You've got questions and we've got answers! This fun, engaging session will explore the competencies and examine practical ways to incorporate those career ready behaviors into everyday teaching and learning activities on and off campus. Bring your iPad and a sample activity or assignment to share in the session!
NACE Competencies and Best Practices for Faculty/Staff to Infuse Career Readiness into Daily Lessons
Presented by: Sarah Krupp, Western Region Employer Engagement Specialist, Penn State
A common language on career readiness is integral to collaboration among career services, faculty, and industry. Come learn about best practices and feedback from employers in what they are seeking in new hires and what impact you can have in assisting career services with infusing competencies into the classroom.