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  • Diversity-Focused Programming

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    • Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Program and Event Administration; Brokering, Connecting, and Linking
    • Fee: $99 (member); $119 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Does your institution currently provide diversity-focused programming for your student population? Are you interested in gaining practical and high impact strategies to support and leverage students’ global and cultural fluency in conjunction with career fair preparation?

      Join NACE to examine high impact practices that engage constituents in purposeful and meaningful cultural conversations as an intentional component for career fair preparation. Explore challenges and areas for growth as well as enterprising methods to generate interest, awareness and attendance. Examine the Diversity Dialogues and International Student Success Career Week programs to identify immediate take-aways and strategies that can be incorporated within your own programming.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Identify campus partners for diversity programming which includes: key stakeholders, staff, faculty, and student organizations;
      • Implement diversity programming in conjunction with career fair preparation programming; and
      • Examine new strategies to bring students and employers together to improve students’ global/intercultural fluency.
    • 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 Diversity-Focused Programming listing in MyNACE > Purchase History. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the 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

      Erica Kryst

      Erica Kryst, Senior Assistant Director, Binghamton University - SUNY, Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development

      Erica L. Kryst is Senior Assistant Director for Career Consulting and Education in the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development at Binghamton University. Erica has been a student affairs professional for over 10 years, with 6+ years in Career Services. In her current role at Binghamton University, she focuses on efforts related to career consulting and career education, providing programs and services to meet the career development needs of graduate and international students. Since starting at the university in 2017, she has implemented changes to existing programs for international students and also piloted new professional development programs, including the International Student Professional Development Mini-Conference, held over winter break in January. She has formed strong on-campus partnerships with International Student and Scholar Services, as well as the student-led International Student Association.  In addition to supervising career consultants and assisting with the management and growth of a credit-bearing internship program, Erica leads the Center’s strategic plan priorities that focus on campus career engagement. Erica holds a M.S.Ed. in College Student Personnel from Bucknell University. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Educational Theory and Policy with a minor in Comparative and International Education at Penn State University. Her dissertation research focuses on the higher education experiences of students from rural communities. 

      Lesley Jackson

      Lesley Jackson, Student Outreach Coordinator, Career Services, Pennsylvania State University

      Lesley Jackson is the Student Outreach Coordinator for Career Services at the Pennsylvania State University.  Prior to coming to Career Services, Lesley worked for an educational products company as a Marketing Director, where she mentored college students on their educational aspirations.  After acquiring her M.Ed. in Higher Education from Penn State, Lesley felt her knowledge of corporate environments, and mentorship of undergraduate students would be beneficial in helping students with their career development.  Lesley has been with Career Services for 6+ years as a Career Counselor and was promoted to the newly created Student Outreach Coordinator position in January of 2018.  In her new role, Lesley collaborates with academic departments, student organizations, and administrative offices, to bring career development programming to students. Throughout her career, Lesley has had a particular interest in advocating for underrepresented students, and she is thrilled this is now a focus of her Student Outreach Coordinator position.  Since serving in the Student Outreach Coordinator position, Lesley has begun reaching out to student organizations and administrative offices that are dedicated to serving underrepresented students.  Such administrative offices include Global Programs, the Multicultural Resource Center, the LGBTQA Student Resource Center, Student Disability Resources and Gender Equity, and collaboration with these offices has been crucial in building career development programming relevant to the students they serve.  Lesley’s focus on advocating for underrepresented students has not been limited to outreach.  Most recently, Lesley coordinated with her colleagues in delivering multicultural competency training to the entire Career Services staff, working to ensure the office is a welcoming environment.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Clock 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.


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