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  • Filling the Gap: Engaging Historically Underrepresented Groups

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    • Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    • Time: 1 — 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
    • Competency: Program and Event Administration
    • Fee: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Employers are making an increased effort to diversify their candidate pools, yet far too many are unable to find the talent they are seeking to fill roles geared toward new college graduates. In many cases, the sought-after students are unaware of the opportunities that are available and many employers have no way to access affinity groups.

      This webinar will provide career services professionals with a case study of the Rutgers’ program that employs collaborations with internal campus partners. We will share why we chose this program, the importance of the partnerships created, and the structure and criteria used. The webinar will then continue to discuss how we educate students about available opportunities while providing employers concentrated, targeted, and focused access to Historically Underrepresented Groups (HUGs) of interest.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Determine which campus partners are appropriate for collaboration;
      • Develop a program format that minimizes barriers to entry; and
      • Define criteria for selecting employers that would be ideal for the program.

    • Event Details

      Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

      To view the presentation deck, attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the “I’d like to” option next to the Filling the Gap: Engaging Historically Underrepresented Groups listing in MyNACE > Events. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to webinar). A video archive will be available there as well within five (5) business days of the webinar’s completion.

      To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

    • Format

      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.

    • Presenters

      Jakora Holman

      Jakora Holman, Director, Planning and Operations, Student Access and Educational Equity, Rutgers University – New Brunswick

      Jakora Holman currently serves as the director of planning and operations for student access and educational equity at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. In this role, Holman is responsible for the operations, marketing, and promotions for student access and educational equity; and for executing and evaluating the strategic plan; managing the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program; and conducting educational outreach initiatives. Holman has 10 years of higher education experience from her background as a financial aid administrator and her work with TRiO programs, including Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

      Holman is a first-generation college graduate of Rutgers College at Rutgers University, having earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies from the school of communication, information, and library studies. Holman received her master of arts at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, studying higher education and student affairs. She has volunteered with organizations such as Minds Matter NYC to assist first-generation and low-income students as a writing adviser. She served as a contributor for and other local blogs in the New York/New Jersey area. Holman is passionate about college access for all students regardless of race and socio-economic status.

      Wenylla Reid

      Wenylla Reid, Associate Director for Employer Development, Rutgers University – New Brunswick

      Wenylla Reid currently serves as the associate director for employer development with university career services at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. In this role, Reid has an integral part in the development and maintenance of employer outreach operations. She offers insights on strategies for aiding employers in developing their brand on campus while working to drive employers to select Rutgers as a target school for recruiting. Prior to joining university career services, Reid established and grew the office of career management at Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate – New Brunswick. In addition, Reid managed a women's leadership program designed to provide female business students with structured opportunities, and refine and develop their leadership abilities. She also established the first official mentor programs at Rutgers Business School (RBS). Prior to her work at RBS, Reid spent time working in university relations/college recruiting and youth development.

      Reid received her bachelor of arts from Rutgers University’s Douglass College and a master of science from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering (former Polytechnic University). She has also volunteered as a mentor for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, an extern host for Douglass College’s Externship Program, and a workshop facilitator for INROADS.

      Reid is currently pursuing her doctorate in education with a concentration in education culture and society. She hopes to further explore issues around historically underrepresented students in higher education and access to career opportunities. When Reid is not writing papers and reading copious amounts of research literature, she shares her insights about career management for college students in her blog called “Build Brand You.”

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Credit Hours:

      NBCC – 1 clock hour; Credit will be issued to the named registrant and/or colleagues from the same organization upon verification of attendance by the named registrant.


      NACE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5161. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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