What is the single most imperative skill for college graduates entering the work force? How can reflection and assessment aid student growth?
A survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education and American Public Media’s Marketplace concluded that internship experience is the single most important qualification for college graduates. Bennington College has a unique approach to this proficiency with a required winter “Field Work Term.” During the webinar, you will analyze this unique approach to field work experience and how it impacts student development through employer and self-evaluation. You will also identify the proficiencies students can develop creating a learning portfolio to demonstrate growth across work-related competencies for use post-graduation.
Following this program, you will be able to:
Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.
To view the presentation, supplemental materials, attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the “I’d like to” option next to the A Developmental Approach for Work-Integrated Learning 8.28.18 listing in MyNACE > Purchase History. The presentation and supplemental materials can be accessed in “View Course.” Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the webinar). A video archive will also be available in the Learning Platform 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.
Faith McClellan, Director of Career Development and Field Work Term, Bennington College
McClellan holds a master’s degree in public and nonprofit administration from the New York University Wagner School and a B.A. in education and gender studies from Brown University. She has 15 years of nonprofit management and partnership-building experience, including co-founding a work force development program in Brooklyn, N.Y.; managing social change leadership research for a Ford Foundation initiative; and co-directing a bilingual public health research project in Latin America. In higher education prior to Bennington College, McClellan helped launch a college-credit, leadership-development program and taught experiential education coursework at Lesley University.
Matthew Seeley, Career Advisor, Bennington College
Seeley oversees a developmental model for career education based on strategies of early engagement, curricular-integrated solutions, and fostering career advising communities for students and alumni. He works closely with students to evaluate their skills, interests, and goals, and to help them identify resources that will allow them to succeed in the job-search process. He also engages in college-wide initiatives to support student success, diversity, and inclusion, with a focus on the needs of first-generation and international students.
Seeley holds a master's degree in counseling from Boston University, a master's in teaching from National College of Education in Chicago, and a bachelor's degree in human development from Northwestern University. Prior to Bennington, he offered career advising to students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also taught K-12 curricula at international schools in Italy, Sweden, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
Continuing Education Clock Hours:
BCC – 1 clock hour
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