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    Weaving Career Centers into the Fabric of Campus

    Career centers that integrate into all parts of a student’s journey in college are better positioned to effectively serve students and demonstrate their value on campus.

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    McPherson Links Campus Jobs to Career Readiness Competencies

    To make McPherson College students aware of the skills they are developing during their campus jobs, Amy Beckman incorporated career readiness competencies into student job descriptions and supervision.

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    UC San Diego Passport Program Helps Students Create Their Own Career and Life Roadmap

    The University of California, San Diego Career Center developed the Triton Career Readiness Passport to help students launch a personal career journey by answering a simple question: Why?

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    Engaging Faculty the Key Component to Success of Georgia State’s Career Readiness Initiative

    Getting faculty buy in, having liaisons in different departments, and having the faculty be program champions was the key to the success of Georgia State’s “College to Career” career readiness initiative.

  5. Kathleen Powell of William and Mary.
    W&M’s Professional Development Academy Expands to Create Foundations Course, Evolves Into Week-long Event

    While moving to a virtual world and with little experience using virtual tools, William & Mary career center staff connected students and alumni by creating the Professional Development Academy.

  6. CSU Fullerton employees pose with their NACE Award.
    CSU Fullerton Program Empowers First-Gen Students to Create Their Own Social Capital

    CSU Fullerton’s “I Am First” program teaches first-generation students how to create social capital through a curriculum that empowers students to cultivate agency in their career search.

  7. Villanova employees accept a NACE Award at NACE23.
    Villanova’s Disability Conference Educates Employers on Recruiting, Inclusion Practices

    The Villanova University Disability Inclusion in the Workplace Conference is a half-day program designed primarily with hiring employers in mind to help them build disability inclusion into internship and entry-level hire experiences.

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    Success of Dominican University Business School’s Career Development Program Leads to Campus-Wide Initiative

    Dominican University, a Hispanic-serving institution with 64% of students identifying as Latinx and located just outside of Chicago, launched its successful career development program in its Brennan School of Business in fall 2017.

  9. 2023 NACE Award for Technology Excellence Winners
    CORNELL CAREER SERVICES DELIVERS CAREER DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT THROUGH ONLINE ACADEMIC PLATFORM

    Members of the NACE Community recently offered some suggestions to their colleagues for books to add to their summer reading lists.

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    DISH’S STRATEGIC APPROACH TO “RECRUIT ONCE, HIRE TWICE” YIELDS HIGH INTERN CONVERSION RATE

    The large-employer winner of the 2023 NACE Award for Recruiting Excellence, DISH’s “Recruit Once, Hire Twice” college recruiting process brings in top interns and works to convert them into full-time hires.

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    NYU’s Wasserman Center Integrates Wellness and Career Readiness in First-year Course

    Skill development and early engagement are key priorities of New York University’s (NYU’s) Wasserman Center for Career Development. It addressed both of these priorities by developing a program that embedded career readiness competencies in a course for first-year students.

  12. A non-traditional student takes advantage of a new resources at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University.
    New Resource Helps Community Colleges Redesign Onboarding

    The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University recently published a new practitioner packet that provides guidance to colleges seeking to redesign their new student onboarding practices.

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    Setting Up a Campus Champion Model

    An employer looking to set up a “campus champion” program as an element in its campus recruiting efforts turned to colleagues in the NACE Community for ideas on staffing, the responsibilities and expectations of the program, and the guidelines for campus engagement.

  14. Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis is the winner of the 2023 NACE/Chevron Award for its First Generation Career Connection Night as part of its First Generation Student Success Campaign.
    IUPUI Campaign Supports, Empowers First-generation Students in Career Readiness

    Winner of the 2023 NACE/Chevron Award, the IUPUI First Generation Career Connection Night connects first-generation students to employers to build their social capital.

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    Recruitment Toolkit Worksheet

    Use the Recruitment Toolkit Worksheet, provided courtesy of Jeff Brzozowski, The Travelers Companies, and Suzanne Helbig, University of California – Irvine, to identify areas of opportunity to leverage career services more effectively to improve recruiting outcomes.

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    Starting a Campus-Wide Competency Development Program: Different Approaches, Common Ground

    NACE looks at how two universities brought career readiness competencies to their campus.

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    Best Practices for Recruiting New College Graduates

    Eight best practices provide a foundation for organizations that are focused on recruiting and hiring new college graduates.

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    Reimagining Career Services

    At Princeton University, career services is reimagined along the themes of purpose and meaningful work.

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    Key Items to Document for Your Internship Program

    Document aspects of your organization’s internship program on an ongoing basis to, among other things, help you clarify what you do, how you do it, and why you do it.

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    Building a Successful University Relations Program on a Dime

    A common mistake many companies make when building a university recruiting (UR) program is to focus on identifying core schools first. While this is a critical task, it’s not one of the first steps to tackle, especially if you need to build a university recruiting program when funds are low. Many companies have tightened their belts in recent years, so UR professionals must be creative with limited resources and human capital; it’s all about delivering more with less. As such, your first order of business should be to look inside instead of outward.

  21. A first-generation student smiles in a classroom.
    Career Development Needs of First-Generation Students

    First-generation have unique career development needs that career services can address.

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    On the Cutting Edge: Building Culturally Aware Career Services Initiatives

    The Office of Career and Continuing Education at Florida Southern College developed and implemented the “Diversity in the Workplace” series to address student needs.

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    Developing Interns in Areas Critical to Their Careers

    Providing impactful professional development opportunities for interns can have positive implications for organizations.

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    College’s Career Curriculum Based on Competency Development

    LIM College has a unique career education structure that is based on the NACE Competencies and that will allow the college to conduct longitudinal research.

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    Creating and Improving a Career Success Strategies Course for Undergraduate Business Students: An Analysis of Outcomes and Future Directions

    Using before and after assessments, career coaches at the University of Cincinnati analyze the outcomes of their course for undergraduate business students and identify future directions based on the data.

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    A Problem-Solving Approach to Career Exploration: Using the Lens of Challenge

    By encouraging students to engage in real-world problems using the Challenge Method, career professionals can help students take tangible steps toward career decision-making and planning.

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    Ways Career Practitioners Can Help Students Navigate Nuances of “Professionalism”

    Career services offices can help students develop their professionalism and navigate situations when “professional standards” may fuel and foster bias.

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    UNH Program Provides DEI Resources, Recognition for Its Employer Partners

    Part of the mission of UNH CaPS is to help employers establish or enhance employers’ work around diversity and inclusion by providing them with resources, consultation, and recognition.

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    Syllabi

    A collection of syllabi for career development and career exploration classes.