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  • Viewpoint: Generations

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

    • Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level Career Services and University Relations and Recruiting Professionals
    • Competency: Human Capital Management, Management and Administration
    • Fee: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Are you ready to engage Generation Z? Is your office prepared to service this group?

      Join CJ Harris, manager, talent acquisition and organizational development at Luminex Corporation and Kelly Dries, executive director of the career & professional development center at the University of Redlands in California, as they discuss topics regarding Generation Z and its integration into the workplace.

      Generation Z is different from past generations of students. Learn about the nuances this new group presents. Hear about the trends that career services offices and recruiters are investigating to best assist this group.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Differentiate between millennials and Generation Z;
      • Appraise trends Generation Z students are exhibiting in both career services offices and with recruiters; and
      • Assemble concepts on how to best prepare to work with this generation of students.
    • 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 Viewpoint: Generations 4.2.19 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

      Kelly Dries

      Kelly Dries, Executive Director of the Career & Professional Development Center, University of Redlands in California

      At the University of Utah, Kelly Dries is the executive director of the Career & Professional Development Center, University of Redlands in California, providing oversight and direction to the career education team, which consists of nine career coaches and 11 career ambassadors. Dries manages and coordinates the outreach strategy for academic and campus partners, including deans, department chairs, faculty, advisers, and staff. A passionate advocate for StrengthsFinder, Dries conducts team trainings regularly, and coaches individuals and managers to bring out the best in themselves and their teams. She currently owns her own company, Dries Coaching and Consulting, through which she specifically works with those trying to better use their strengths in times of career and life transition. In 2016, Dries received the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers Rising Star of the Year Award, and in 2015, she received the NACE Management Leadership Institute Scholarship, enhancing her leadership in the career services profession. She is currently pursuing her final year as a Ph.D. candidate in educational leadership and policy at the University of Utah, where her research focuses on feminist identity in women student affairs professionals. She earned her M.A. from Towson University in Maryland, and B.A. and B.S. from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

      Carlena Harris

      Carlena Harris, Manager, Talent Acquisition and Organizational Development, Luminex Corporation

      Carlena "CJ" Harris has been in the technology industry for more than 24 years. Harris obtained her undergraduate degree in information systems technology from the University of Houston-University Park, and her graduate degree in organizational leadership and ethics from St. Edwards University. Harris now manages talent acquisition and organizational development at Luminex Corporation. Previously, she was the director of talent development at Terefic and the owner of Brickhouse International, a human resource consulting firm. Previously, Harris was a human resource recruiting manager at National Instruments. She was responsible for recruiting engineers and technical talent from various universities. In addition to being a director on the NACE Board, Harris is a cycle team captain for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, and the proud mother of two teenagers who keep her smiling, motivated, and inspired.


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