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  • Bridging Theory and Practice Through Modular Programming

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    • Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level career services professionals
    • Competency: Teaching, Training, and Educating
    • Fee: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      How can partnerships between career services and faculty support students in bridging the gap between classroom experiences and real-world application?

      Modules are highly focused programs of study that include related coursework, co-curriculars, and pre-professional experiences culminating in the creation of a capstone project. In this webinar, join staff from Northwestern University to explore modular programming strategies for engaging alumni, collaborative partners in career services and the faculty, and provide students with real-world experiences and connections.

      Explore modular programming strategies to develop yearlong programming inclusive of a project capstone, incorporate alumni advisory boards, and propel student outcomes through collaboration.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Create new methods of partnering with faculty to create professional development outcomes for the classroom;
      • Prepare engagement opportunities with key alumni through mentorships; and
      • Develop tailored programming for students pursuing non-traditional career paths.
    • 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 Bridging Theory and Practice Through Modular Programming 4.24.19 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

      Funmilayo Ojikutu

      Funmilayo Ojikutu, Assistant Director, EPICS, Northwestern University

      Funmilayo Ojikutu works with undergraduate students seeking internships at Northwestern University’s School of Communication. She partners with faculty and alumni to provide career development opportunities through modular curriculum. In addition, she assists in planning EPICS programs, including networking events, international seminars, and internship award programs.

      Ojikutu earned her bachelor of arts degree in dance from Shenandoah University and her M.B.A. from Willamette University. She currently serves on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and serves as a guest speaker for Northwestern Academy. Ojikutu started her career in higher education at the University of Arizona before moving to Northwestern.

      Michael Johnson

      Michael Johnson, Director of Academic and Career Management, Northwestern University

      Michael Johnson is an educated and passionate career services professional with a “student- first” mindset and a 15-year track record of advising, empowering, and delivering results for students in pursuit of their career objectives. As a multi-faceted career strategist, he has managed employer and alumni relations, created effective student curriculum and programming, and advised and mentored a diverse pool of students through their recruiting journey. Johnson is an experienced leader and consummate team player who has built effective and engaged teams, while creating impactful relationships with employers, alumni, and university constituencies.


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