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  • NACE17 Remix Webinar Series

    Autism on Campus: Advising and Hiring Strategies

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    • Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
    • Time: 1 — 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Intermediate- and advanced-level career services professionals
    • Competency: Program and Event Administration; Brokering, Connecting, and Linking; Management and Administration
    • Fee: Free to Full Conference Attendees of NACE17

      NACE17 Remix Webinar Series Career Services Bundle: $320 (member); $535 (nonmember)

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      NACE17 Remix Webinar Series Individual Webinars: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)

    • Summary

      For students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), the job-search process presents a unique challenge with too few success stories, as many adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed. Through defining ASD and how it is recognized, and delving into best practices, this presentation will provide an overview of student and employer support throughout the hiring process. With diagnoses increasing each year, cross-campus collaborations and education for employers about the benefits of hiring this student population are critical.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Demonstrate a preliminary understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and the unique challenges diagnosed students face in the job search;
      • Apply best practices for supporting students with autism and employers interviewing/hiring these students; and
      • Outline the variety of benefits of hiring adults with autism and strategies for facilitating connections between students and employers.
    • 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: Autism on Campus: Advising and Hiring Strategies 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

      Kelsey O'Rourke

      Kelsey O'Rourke, M.A., Assistant Director, Employer Relations, University of Dayton

      Kelsey O'Rourke is the assistant director of employer relations at the University of Dayton. Previously, she was a career services coordinator in the Engineering Career Resource Center at the University of Michigan. She has worked in higher education for six years, in both academic advising and career services. O’Rourke is currently serving as the director of finance for the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers.

      Kerri Boivin

      Kerri Boivin, M.B.A., Director, University of Michigan – College of Engineering 

      Kerri Boivin is director of the Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) at the University of Michigan. Boivin joined the ECRC in 2005, became the director in 2009, and has worked in higher education and career services for more than 18 years. As director of the ECRC, Boivin serves all undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and computer science. She holds a dual B.B.A. in marketing and operations management as well as an M.B.A.. Boivin is the 2017-2018 president of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers.


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