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  • Mental Health and Career Development

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    • Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services
    • Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
    • Fee: $99 (member); $119 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Join Elise Goss-Alexander, American University, and Philip Wilkerson, George Mason University, to discuss the two-way relationship between mental health and career development, an intersection of increasing importance in higher education. On the one hand, students with mental health issues may have unique needs in career development and the job search relating to managing their health and deciding if or how to disclose their disability. On the other hand, career development and the job search itself are common stressors for most students regardless of previous mental health concerns. This webinar will explore common issues related to this intersection and suggest strategies for career services professionals.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Identify resources for understanding at a basic level some of the most prevalent mental health issues among students;
      • Recognize common ways in which career development and/or the job search process can intersect with mental health concerns; and
      • Implement strategies in career services offices that support students' overall mental health.
    • 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 Mental Health and Career Development 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

      Elise Goss-Alexander

      Elise Goss-Alexander, Career Advisor, American University-School of International Service

      Elise Goss-Alexander is a graduate career advisor with the School of International Service Office of Career Development. Previously, she worked in human rights and foreign policy, including at the National Endowment for Democracy, the E-Collaborative for Civic Education, and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. She completed her MTS at Harvard Divinity School and her BA in International Studies and Religious Studies at American University. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid and has provided mentorship and job readiness training to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers since 2014.

      Philip Wilkerson

      Philip Wilkerson, Career Services, George Mason University

      Philip is a Manager of Industry Advising and Employer Development at George Mason University Career Services. He oversees all industries that fall under the Creative Industries umbrella, including Media, Performing and Visual Arts, Entertainment, Journalism, Public Relations, and Graphic Design. This role serves both student and employer stakeholders, meaning Philip both collaborates with employers to make them aware of the talented students and meets with students to market their creative skills through personal branding. He recently was awarded Employee of the Month for GMU in September and was also included on the “Forty under 40” list for GMU Black Alumni.

    • 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.


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