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  • Viewpoint: Assessing Career Readiness

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    • Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Research, Assessment, and Evaluation; Candidate Sourcing and Assessment
    • Fee: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      How can students demonstrate career readiness? What skills are associated with successful new hires?

      It is important for college students to be career ready and confident as they graduate and move into the workplace. This topic is one that is essential for both colleges and universities, as well as employers that want to be sure that their entry-level talent can perform successfully.

      NACE created a committee to define career readiness and identify essential competencies sought by organizations that hire college graduates which resulted in the NACE Career Competencies. Join the conversation between a career center director and a talent acquisition director, who were involved on the Career Readiness Competencies Committee. Explore insights into how college students can develop, assess, articulate, and demonstrate key competencies. Additionally, discuss the ways in which companies can benefit from this effort to make informed hiring decisions as well as further engage to ensure that the talent produced by our colleges and universities is prepared to become the corporate leaders of tomorrow.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Develop and identify methods to use with students to assess and develop career readiness skills;
      • Investigate methods to make informed hiring decisions; and
      • Identify career readiness skills and describe their importance.
    • Event Details

      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 Viewpoint: Assessing Career Readiness 9.20.18 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.

      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

      Christopher Carlson

      Christopher Carlson, Director, Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Tennessee Valley Authority

      Christopher Carlson is the President–Elect on the NACE Board of Directors in 2018-19.

      Carlson is director of talent acquisition and diversity for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where he leads a team of professionals focused on delivering best-in-class recruitment and diversity solutions. Prior to TVA, Carlson was senior manager of talent acquisition for Booz Allen Hamilton. He has also held a number of recruiting and consulting roles within the consulting, entertainment, and nonprofit industries.

      Donna Cassell Ratcliffe

      Donna Cassell Ratcliffe, Ph.D., Director, Career and Professional Development, Virginia Tech

      Donna Cassell Ratcliffe is the career and professional development director at Virginia Tech and has a passion for the career services profession. A consultant and external reviewer, she was also a president of the Virginia Associate of Colleges and Employers and the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers. Active in the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Cassell Ratcliffe served on the committee that developed and defined NACE’s career readiness competencies and co-chaired the committee to develop implementation strategies and resources. She has an excitement for career readiness competencies, presenting on this topic and recently published the Career Ready Guide (online resource, published by CareerSpots, Inc.), along with colleagues Tim Harding (University of Tampa) and David Gaston (University of Kansas). Cassell Ratcliffe is committed to the professional development of her staff, graduate students in the Higher Education program as an affiliate faculty member, and women who work at Virginia Tech as the co-leader of VT Women Connect.


    Visit the professional development FAQ page, or contact the NACE Professional Development Team via e-mail or phone, 610.625.1026.