The 'S' Word - It's All About the Skills (CTE754)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Location: EV1 241

Notes: This workshop is part of the Integrative & Experiential Education Series. Lunch provided. (registration is required).


Do your students ever question what they will do with their Arts degree?  Or what they will do with their Science degree when they don't get into med school?  Students often fail to recognize the professional skills they are developing within courses and programs, and how they might transfer these skills to settings outside the classroom. Furthermore, they may not know how to articulate these skills in a meaningful way to employers or other relevant stakeholders.

Christine Kampen Robinson and Kerry Eamer will tell us about a workshop offered by the Centre for Career Action (CCA) to undergrads and grads to help them identify their skills, abilities, and potential areas of growth, and help them convey these clearly and confidently to employers.

What makes this workshop of special interest to individual instructors is that CCA is willing to offer this workshop within the classroom to help students recognize skills they are developing within that particular course or program and how best to articulate these to employers or other appropriate stakeholders.  More importantly, students will recognize that the skills they are developing are useful in a broad range of areas, many of which they may never have considered.

Facilitator(s): Kerry Eamer, (Assistant Director, CCA), and Christine Kampen Robinson (Graduate Career Advisor, CCA), Ryan Carroll (PhD student - Germanic and Slavic Studies) and Kyle Gerber (PhD student - English)


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