Present: Co Chairs: Lane B. Neubauer, Lou Lamorte; Members: , Jim Gulick, Meryl Gurmankin, Margaret Lowenthal, Marc Moreau
Absent: Teri Ceraso, Penny Grob, Peg McCoey, Jim Rook, Liz Scofield
- Updates on current initiatives
- Explore U
- Professional marketing materials are being initiated through University Communications.
- Positive feedback has been received about Explore U pilot study.
- Approximately 1/3 of students have posted their reflective essays on Blackboard. Career Services staff will be contacting FYO instructors to remind their students to post their papers.
- Career Expo
- Currently 97 organizations ( employers, graduate programs, etc.) are signed up to participate in the Expo. It is expected that by the actual event there will be more than 100 vendors.
- There has been a good response from Alumni who will be attending to help out with the Expo.
- Majors Fair
- Overall reaction has been positive although some negative reaction was received by one faculty member.
- A suggestion was made to change the name from “Majors Fair” to “Majors and Minors Fair”. The CSAC thought this was a very good idea and will proceed forward with the new name.
- Department Networking and Events
- Several in the works involving Communications Department, Social work, Sociology and Criminal Justice, School of Business, etc.
- Explore U
- Discussion on how Career Services can support Academic Departments
- A productive discussion ensued about how to help current students understand their future options connected to their field of study.
- The importance of involving Alumni was reinforced; this had a lot of support from everyone at the meeting.
- It was discussed that some departments used to have a function on their websites which allowed for “blogging” with alumni who graduated from these departments. This served several functions.
- Students learned more about the major and possibilities for future career paths.
- It created a sense of cohesiveness and connection within the major.
- It facilitated networking for future opportunities.
- It allowed for interactions and dialogue which deepened the educational experience of the students as well as increased investment in their choice of major.
- We will invite Academic Computing to the next Career Services Advisory Committee meeting to see if the portal group function might be able to support this idea.
- Next meeting will be November 7th at 2 p.m. in the Career Services Center Conference
Respectfully submitted by Lane B. Neubauer Ph.D.