• Build Meaning Through a First-Destination Study

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    Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    Time: 12 — 1 p.m. ET
    Location: Online

    Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
    Competency: Research, assessment, and evaluation
    Fee: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)


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    Certification Credits

    Knowing, utilizing, and promoting the career outcomes of your students allows you to build value at your institution for your office and your work. First-Destination Studies capture the essence of this work and help your campus community to understand the significance of the services you provide. In this webinar you will explore the value of data collection and dissemination on your campus. You will be given time to reflect on your current data collection strategies and to identify some of the gaps. We will discuss methods of filling those gaps and explore models and best practices for doing so. Simple data analysis techniques utilizing Microsoft Excel will be shared and connected to “real life” data collection and outcomes. Finally, potential audiences and a model for outcomes dissemination will be shared to increase the value of your work on your campus.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify current career outcome data sources;
    • Explore methods of collecting additional data; and
    • Determine best practices for using data to build respect and bring value to your work.
    Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

    To view the attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the "Actions" option next to the Build Meaning Through a First-Destination Study listing in MyNACE > Events. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the webinar). A video archive will be available there as well within five (5) business days of the webinar's completion.

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    During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.
    Jon C. Neidy

    Jon C. Neidy, Executive Director, Smith Career Center, Bradley University

    Jon has a strong commitment to accurate and comprehensive assessment, so career outcomes data is of fundamental importance to him. He has instituted administrative processes and expectations that ensure a highly valid data set for Bradley University graduates. He has met with and presented to multiple groups on campus (including the Board of Trustees) to help them understand the value of career outcomes data as the university strives to position itself among peers. The communication of this data has led him to explore how people learn and to embrace the construct of infographics and the work of Edward Tufte (author of the Visual Display of Quantitative Information) as a means to communicate career outcomes in quick and easily understood ways. He worked with two inspiring graphic designers over the past three years to transform metrics into visually engaging and readily understood infographics. These infographics have helped inform the work he has done to market the career center to myriad constituencies.

    Jon holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a certificate in gerontology, and is currently finishing his dissertation in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.

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