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  • NACE17 Remix Webinar Series

    Transforming the Trajectory: African-American Males Navigating Career Services

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    • Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
    • Time: 1 — 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: All levels of career services and university recruiting and relations professionals
    • Competency: Program and Event Administration; Management and Administration; Candidate Sourcing and Assessment
    • Fee: Free to Full Conference Attendees of NACE17

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    • Summary

      Men of Color have historically been underrepresented in career services, and university relations and recruiting. The focus of this presentation will be to discuss the challenges of navigating our field for those professionals who identify within this population. A working definition of diversity along with a rationale for its relevance within these professional sectors will be expressed. Participants will engage in discussion to identify specific challenges and resiliency behaviors that have proven to be beneficial for career progression. Presenters will also share their unique growth and advancement tracks spanning various career functions across the country. Lastly, the conversation will also focus on ways to elevate this topic of conversation with the hope of formalizing future mentorship opportunities for black males. An opportunity exists to develop a specialized arm of the NACE Mentoring Program with a specific focus on formally connecting black males new to the field of career services and university relations and recruiting.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Realize a heightened sense of awareness surrounding the challenges and leadership development issues that Men of Color face in career services and university relations and recruiting;
      • Gain strategies and access to resources to empower and advance Men of Color; and
      • Synergize ideas to further emphasize the leadership development of Men of Color in career services, and university relations and recruiting on a national level.
    • 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 NACE17 Remix Webinar Series: Transforming the Trajectory: African-American Males Navigating Career Services 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

      Jeffrey Alston

      Jeffrey Alston, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Office of Career Services, SUNY College at Brockport

      Jeffrey L. Alston is the assistant director of employer relations in the office of career services at The College at Brockport (SUNY) in Brockport, N.Y. In his current role, he focuses on evaluating, managing, and expanding the network of employers that recruit students for internships and full-time employment. Alston is responsible for delivering related presentations, organizing events, and executing a strategic plan targeted at employers. Prior to his current role, Alston spent 13 years working in human resources for Family Dollar Stores, Inc. and The Baltimore Convention Center.

      Alston obtained a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Winston-Salem State University and an M.B.A. from Morgan State University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in higher education/student affairs from the University of Rochester. Alston’s research interests are in minority student usage of career services and undergraduate student mobility.

      Walter Tarver III

      Walter Tarver III, Director, Career Center, Stockton University

      Walter L. Tarver, III has been providing career development services in the higher education sector for more than 20 years. Currently, he serves as director of the career center at Stockton University after having served in two previous roles at Stockton as assistant director of career services and coordinator of career and employment services.

      Tarver’s professional affiliations include memberships in the Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association, the New Jersey Association of Colleges and Employers, the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, and the National Association of Colleges and Employers. He has held several leadership positions on the boards and conference planning committees of these organizations, and currently serves as president of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers. In terms of his community service, Tarver served as facilitator for The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City’s Career Readiness Program, tutored K-12 students in mathematics, and has advised several student clubs and organizations at the college level.

      He is in the final stages of completing his doctorate in higher education administration at Northeastern University, where his research topic is “Career Maturity and College Students: A Case Study Comparison of Student-Athletes and Non-Athletes at a Division I Institution.” Tarver also holds an M.B.A. with a dual concentration in marketing and management skills from The University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Management and a B.A. in political science from Buffalo State College.

      Dia Harris

      Dia Harris, University Relations and Recruiting, Northrop Grumman

      Dia Harris currently works at Northrup Grumman as the manager, university relations and recruiting, technology services. Before joining Northrup Grumman, Harris worked at Boeing as a senior diversity recruitment strategist/consultant and university relations specialist. He worked for Johnson & Johnson as a senior university relations specialist, where he provided strategic direction and account management for a selected group of schools, and provided market research, tools, and consulting services to internal recruitment partners to enhance and enable their university recruitment objectives. Before joining J&J, Harris worked at KPMG as a diversity recruiting manager, where he led the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation of the campus recruitment program while developing and executing recruiting efforts focused on diversity recruiting initiatives. In addition to his corporate background, Harris has academic experience. He was the assistant director of admissions at American University in Washington D.C. and associate dean of admissions at Bates College in Maine. Harris earned his Master’s from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in education and his undergraduate degree in communications from Pennsylvania State University.

    • Certification Credits

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      NBCC – 1 clock hour; Clock hours 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 clock hours are clearly identified. NACE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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