Colleges and universities have a collective responsibility to prepare all students, regardless of their background and social capital, for successful careers. The model of career education at most universities is a service that is merely offered to all students, but needs to be one that actually reaches and ensures the career preparation of all students. The best way to ensure we reach all students is to intentionally integrate career education into the academic experience.
Join Robin Darmon, senior director of the Career Development Center at the University of San Diego (USD), and Lauren Payne, director of the Malone Center for Career Engagement at Furman University, to discuss how USD has integrated the “Career Readiness Program” into their curriculum to provide a customized experience for undergraduate students in all three colleges and how Furman’s “Integrated Four-Year Pathway” is intentionally designed to prepare all students for accelerated professional and community impact throughout their four years at Furman. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to share best practices for integrating career readiness into the academic experience at their respective institutions.
Following this program, you will be able to:
- Identify best practices on how to implement university-wide initiatives that integrate career readiness into the broader campus ecosystem;
- Provide attendees with academic department-specific, discipline-specific programs and resources that support the professional development of their majors to ensure students are prepared to pursue meaningful careers upon graduation; and
- Use data and research to implement best practices and immediate take-aways, which support and promote key understanding of content.