Career Services Future Model Team

Committee Charge: The strategic landscape, expectations, and outlook for career services are evolving and multiple disparate views are emerging on what career services units should resemble. NACE can and should lend its voice of substance, credibility, authority, and influence to the discussion and simultaneously better educate and prepare its members for self- advocacy. The Career Services 21st Century Model Team will consider the emerging strategic landscape for higher education and this critical functional area and the related implications for what will be required for practitioner success. Specifically, it will: • Research and articulate how strategic expectations for traditional career services are evolving and what will be required in the future for relevance, strategic influence, and accountability. • Propose critical elements of an effective, accountable, relevant, and successful model for career services in the 21st century that lends itself to broad adaptability among higher education institutions. Where appropriate, provide universal definitions and related information to help practitioners understand and be able to include such elements as part of their operations. Recommend a proposed model by April 1, 2015. • Identify the most common information and skill needs for practitioners in meeting the expectations of the new model (e.g. assessment/accountability, strategic relationships, fund-raising, etc.) expectations on college and university campuses. Articulate related implications for the NACE Professional Standards for College and University Career Services and the NACE Professional Competencies for Career Services Practitioners influenced by new model. • With the assistance of NACE staff, develop and implement an effective communications strategy surrounding this initiative for practitioners and the broader higher education community. o Heighten awareness among NACE members about this critical issue. Develop and implement a specific communications plan, e.g. NACE Journal article, blogs, Twitter, etc., that will inform members about the topic and the work of NACE to influence the conversations and provide meaningful impact for our members. o Offer recommendations on how NACE can influence the adoption of this model among practitioners and help educate career services stakeholders.

Rick Gomez
Executive Director - AT&T College Recruiting

Tim Harding
Associate Dean, Career Development and Engagement
University of Tampa

Amy Adams
Director, Career Center
Pepperdine University - Seaver College Career Center

Kelley Bishop
University of Maryland - College Park - University Career Center

Shaneeka Cannon
Career Counselor
Pitt Community College

Amy Feifer
Asst. Dean & Director of Career Services
Haverford College - Center for Career & Professional Advising

Glen Fowler
Board Advisor
Recruiting & Training Manager
California State Auditor

David Gaston
Assistant Vice Provost/Executive Director
The University of Kansas - University Career Center

Vicki Hamby
Senior Associate Director
University of South Carolina - Columbia

Barbara Hampton
Director of Career Services
University of Virginia - Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy

Lisa Hinkley
AVP for Career & Professional Development
Lake Forest College

Bridgette McDonald
Director, Career Services
Clayton State University

Mark Presnell
Executive Director, Northwestern Career Advancement
Northwestern University

Alisha Roberts
Sr. College Recruiter
Quicken Loans

Ayanna Wilcher
Manager, Campus Recruiting

Blake Witters
Director, College Relations
Macy's, Inc.

Marilyn Mackes
Board Advisor
Executive Director