Details
 

March 6, 2014
12:00-4:30PM

Arizona Career Development Association

Spring, 2014 Drive-In Conference

ASU SkySong

Arizona Career Development Association

Spring, 2014 Drive-In Conference

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:00-4:30 p.m.

ASU SkySong

Cost: $30 for Current ACDA Members; $60 for Non-Members (includes annual membership fee)

Keynote Speaker: David DeLong, author of Graduate to a Great Job.

This year’s conference will provide opportunities for career services professionals throughout the State to network, share ideas, and learn about best practices, tools, and strategies related to the ever-evolving career services industry. Keynote speaker, David DeLong, is an author, speaker, consultant, and widely-recognized expert on closing the skills gap. He will be discussing material from his most recent book, Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market, as well as essential strategies and information related to assisting individuals with career development needs throughout the lifespan. David’s work has been widely cited in The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and U.S. News & World Report, and he has been featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.” Other topics included in this year’s drive-in conference include career assessment and managing change as a career services professional.

 

Conference Schedule (Subject to Change):

(Session Descriptions on Next Page)

 

11:30 am—Registration Opens

12 pm-1pm—Networking Lunch

1 pm-2:30 pm—Keynote Speaker, David DeLong

2:30 pm-2:45 pm—Break

2:45 pm-3:15 pm—LinkedIn “Tune-Up” Session, Jennifer Rhodes(ACDA President/ ASU Career Advisor)

3:15 pm-3:30 pm—Break

3:30 pm-4:30 pm—Breakout Sessions (Choice of One)

“What is Your Hire Score,” Karen Kowal, ASU Engineering Career Services

“Managing Change as a Career Services Professional,” Julie Binter, ASU HR

4:30 pm—Closing Remarks

 

 

To register, please visit the ACDA website at http://www.azcareers.org/. For questions and/or additional information, please contact Jennifer Rhodes at jennifer.rhodes.1@asu.edu.

 

ACDA Drive-In Conference Session Descriptions:

 

Keynote Speaker Session—David DeLong--David DeLong, is an author, speaker, consultant, and widely-recognized expert on closing the skills gap. He will be discussing material from his most recent book, Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market, as well as essential strategies and information related to assisting individuals with career development needs throughout the lifespan. He will include information about the “passion hoax,” as well as address real-life scenarios through interviewing recent ASU graduates about their job search experiences. Attendees will develop an understanding about the key job search/college major choice issues faced by college students today as well as strategies to implement when assisting with career decision-making.

LinkedIn “Tune-Up” Session—Jennifer Rhodes, ASU Career Advisor--Have a LinkedIn profile but allowed it run out of “battery power?” Attend this session about how to “recharge” your online presence and tap into the full potential of LinkedIn—both as a networking tool and as a means to obtain advice about topics within your profession! Information shared may also be utilized to assist clients/students with promoting their own professional brand.

What is Your Hire Score”—Karen Kowal, ASU Career Advisor—Engineering Career Services-- What is your “Hire Score” is a simple assessment given to college students, used to inform them of what they need to do to obtain a job before graduation.  It is a self-score tool, written using their terms and is to the point about what employers look for.   For this session the “Hire Score” assessment has been modified for assessing your readiness to get a new job.  See if you have what it takes (at least on paper) to advance your career and learn how the tool is currently used with students at a college level.   Also, learn about a few trends in resume writing such as using a summary or profile in place of an objective and how to reference a portfolio on a resume.

Managing Change as a Career Services Professional”—Julie Binter, ASU Human Resources-- Although change happens all the time, we don’t typically stop to think about how we approach it, respond to it and manage its impact on our personal and professional success. If you find that change is stressing you out, or has become a big hurdle for others in your life, this workshop will help you understand why and introduce you to a different approach that you can apply to just about any change you encounter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Info
< Back | Printer Friendly Page | Add to my Outlook® Calendar