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  • Networking Programs & Diverse Student Populations

    Registration Closed

    • Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic- and intermediate - level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Diversity and Inclusion
    • Fee: $99 (member); $119 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Does your current programming meet the needs of diverse students? Are you extending your resources to enhance inclusivity and diversity components necessary for your student population?

      Networking events can be overwhelming. They can be especially challenging for students who feel isolated when they don’t feel represented in the crowd. Using a learning outcome and competency-based approach, join Amanda Cox and Julia Makela, who share an approach used at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to develop and execute networking events in collaboration with internal stakeholders to create an atmosphere of inclusivity and community through peer to peer, alumni mentoring, and employer engagement strategies. Assessment data are provided to demonstrate impact.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Develop a sustainable employer and alumni engagement strategy;
      • Examine on-campus opportunities for collaboration;
      • Explore collaborative strategies that can be customized for your student populations; and
      • Assess high impact practices related to career development outcomes.
    • 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 Networking Programs & Diverse Student Populations 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

      Amanda Cox

      Amanda Cox, Associate Director for Career Education & Professional Connections, The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

      Amanda Cox, MS.Ed is the Associate Director of Career Education and Professional Connections at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has spent the last 20 years serving the career development needs of students, providing programs, and training campus partners on the importance of career services. She oversees career education, employer connections, and international education. She currently serves as the chair for the Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange committee and enjoys seeing the personal impact that career programming can have on each individual student.

      Julia Makela

      Julia Makela, Associate Director for Assessment and Research, The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

      Julia, PhD, NCC is the Associate Director for Assessment and Research of The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Drawing from nearly 20 years of experience, Julia shares resources and builds communities to communicate the value of career services. She specializes in facilitating practitioner-engaged program assessments that inform and continually enhance practice, ultimately helping career practitioners bring out the best in their programs and services. Julia earned a PhD in higher education, a MS in counseling, and a BS in computer science. She is a Fellow of the National Career Development Association and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Clock Hours:

      HRCI – 1 clock hour. Credit awarded to named registrant upon attendance verification.


      HRCI – This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at


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