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  • Scaling Up Engagement: An Update on the Rutgers Career Cluster Model

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    • Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level career services professionals
    • Competency: Brokering, Connecting, and Linking
    • Fee: Free (member); $199 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      How can you increase student engagement through meaningful interactions? How has the career cluster model at Rutgers University – New Brunswick evolved since its inception?

      Five years ago, the staff from Rutgers University Career Services introduced their career cluster model. Join the staff again as they outline the growth of this program. Learn how career clusters have led to an increase in student engagement, integrated with peer-instructed first-year seminars, expanded mentoring programs, and launched various career exploration programs.

      Attendees will be able to conceptualize the creation of a cluster model for use with their own students. In addition, they will explore how to organize workload and programming to increase engagement.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Develop an industry-centric career cluster model;
      • Construct a plan to further incorporate career exploration principles into a first-year student seminar; and
      • Assess how a career cluster model can assist your office.
    • 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 Scaling Up Engagement: An Update on the Rutgers Career Cluster Model 2.28.19 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

      William Jones, Jr

      William Jones, Jr., Senior Director, University Career Services, Rutgers University – New Brunswick

      William Jones is senior director of university career services for Rutgers University – New Brunswick. He provides senior executive leadership to the department and manages the Operations & Strategic Initiatives unit (i.e., communication and marketing, technology and data management, administrative services and budget, strategic planning, and special initiatives). Jones works closely with the executive director of university career services and other members of the senior leadership team to ensure that the department has the resources necessary to serve Rutgers students.

      Sue Pye

      Sue Pye, Director of Career Exploration, Rutgers University Career Services

      Sue Pye provides oversight to the Rutgers University Career Exploration Team, which focuses on curricular initiatives, including the First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) and the credit-based, Rutgers Internship and Co-op Program co-sponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences.

      Prior to Rutgers, Pye worked in career services at Seton Hall University and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She began her career in higher education working in residence life at Kean University, William Paterson University, and the College of Saint Elizabeth.

      Pye attended Vanderbilt University for two years, and then completed a bachelor's degree at Rutgers with a double major in anthropology and communication. She completed a master's degree in higher education administration at NYU. As an undergraduate at Rutgers, Pye engaged in many experiential education opportunities, including a research project, on-campus jobs in residence life and student life, summer camp jobs, and even temporary seasonal employment during winter and summer breaks in the Graduate School Admissions Office at Columbia University. These experiences led her to realize she could make a career working in higher education.


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