Meeting Minutes – December 5, 2007

Meeting Minutes

Present: Co Chairs: Lane B. Neubauer, Lou Lamorte; Members: Teri Ceraso, Jim Gulick, Peg McCoey, Jim Rook
Absent: Margaret Lowenthal, Liz Scofield, Meryl Gurmankin, Penny Grob, Marc Moreau,

  • Explore U – updates
    • Explore U Team (Lane Neubauer, Lou Lamorte, Mike Bachman, Jay Boney, Kara Branz, Genevieve Carlton, Mary Dorr, Phenix Frazer, Kathy McNichols, Susan Mudrick, Julie Valenti) has been meeting every other week to develop this 5 stage career exploration model.
      • Career developmental tasks that students should complete during each of the four stages (corresponding with academic year) have been identified and are in the process of being finalized.
      • Strategies for implementation of the model are being discussed.
      • It was noted that the importance of the Explore U model to be integrated into the academic curriculum. Examples include the following.
        • The School of Business has courses that require resume writing and review.
        • Experiential education is required in many academic departments
    • The Explore U Freshmen pilot study is currently being assessed through the FYO classes. Results will inform the committee as it develops strategies for involving all Freshmen in the Explore U model for the 2008-09 academic year.
    • Lou Lamorte, Phenix Frazer and Lane Neubauer presented the Explore U model at the NACADA conference (Temple Ambler) and are currently submitting a proposal for the “Third Annual Best Practices in Higher Education Conference” being hosted by Community College of Philadelphia’s Career Services Center.
  • Majors and Minors Fair – February 21st
    • Purpose of the Fair is to target the approximate 200-300 students who are undeclared or still deciding on majors, as well as those students considering double majoring, and/or adding a minor.
    • A letter is currently being sent to all Academic Department Chairs from the Career Services Center with a registration form.
  • Spring Networking Events
    • Business Network Night – February 6th – Dunleavy Room
    • CSC/IT career panel – scheduled for mid April (exact date still to be decided).
    • Religion / Philosophy career event(s)
      • Relevant professionals will be invited into Religion and Philosophy classes and present subject based but career oriented presentations.
      • Lou Lamorte, Lane Neubauer and Jay Boney will be meeting with Br. Edward Hoffman, Christian Brothers District Director of Vocations, and Seth Whetzel, Coordinator of Recruitment for the Lasallian Volunteers, to explore opportunities to facilitate career/professional connections between our students and the Christian Brothers/religions vocations and Lasallian Volunteers, respectively.
  • Spring Career Consortia events
    • Career Services is a member of several local consortia which host career fairs and events
      • MBA Talent Finder – February 21st – Union League
      • Nonprofit Career Fair – April 10th – St. Joe’s University
      • Teacher Job Fair – March 11th – West Chester University
  • Student Involvement in Career Services Advisory Committee
    • The committee discussed the importance of getting student input into many of the items the CSAC are discussing.
    • Suggestions for how and who to involve will be decided at our first spring committee meeting.
  • Career Services Advisory Committee assessment
    • Since this is a new committee, a questionnaire will be sent out to committee members to solicit feedback about the work of the committee this past semester.
      • What was productive?
      • What would the committee like to achieve next semester?
  • Next meeting: Date to be decided after everyone submits their Spring Semester availability.

Respectfully submitted by Lane B. Neubauer Ph.D.

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