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FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS AND THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: WHY IT MATTERS! KATHLEEN I. POWELL DIRECTOR, CAREER EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT DENISON UNIVERSITY.

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1 FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS AND THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: WHY IT MATTERS! KATHLEEN I. POWELL DIRECTOR, CAREER EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT DENISON UNIVERSITY GRANVILLE, OHIO 43023 POWELLK@DENISON.EDU 740-587-6521 POWELLK@DENISON.EDU 740-587-6521 32nd Annual Conference on the First Year Experience February 23 - 26, 2013

2 First-Year Students and the Career Development Process: Why it Matters! Roundtable Discussion Learning Objectives: Develop ideas, patterns, and methods of using career development with first-year students Gain an understanding of how others are using career development models and strategies with first-year students through best practices and knowledge sharing Continue a dialogue, create a forum for continued discussion around career development and first-year students.

3 First-Year Students and the Career Development Process: Why it Matters! Benefits of working with first-year students and the career development process: Why do we target this group of students How do we compete with all the distractions for first-year students

4 First-Year Students and the Career Development Process: Why it Matters! Literature Review: What we know-retention, retention, retention and…… What the literature tells us: Astin (1984) Osipow (1994) Parsons (1909) Roe (1956) Super (1951)

5 First-Year Students and the Career Development Process: Why it Matters! Emphasis on Career Development/Career Decision- Making: Influencers/Outliers Students: Values, Gender Parents Ethnic Identity: Posse Foundation, Career Development Theory (Fouad & Arbona, 1994) First Generation Faculty

6 First-Year Students and the Career Development Process: Why it Matters! Faculty Engagement: Why it matters How it can work: Academic Advising FYSE courses, inclusion in the curriculum Career planning course

7 First-Year Students and the Career Development Process: Why it Matters! Theory to Practice: What are we currently doing What would we change What are best practices One career development theory does not fit all Successful models Closing the loop; future considerations/implications

8 First-Year Students and the Career Development Process: Why it Matters! Wrap Up: Discussion outcomes New initiatives, if any Research topics/methods Collaborations across campus; what did we miss?

9 Discussion Outcomes Teach life skills: networking events, elevator speeches, etiquette dinners E-portfolios: find a space where students can document their accomplishments and skills NYTimes article, referencing Harvard President and skills Utilize externships and internships to engage in career development Use alumni mentors or a mentoring program, connect with alumni in some way, use Linkedin Utilize opportunities on your campus that engage students: homecoming, parents weekend, alumni weekend, set up opportunities for students to engage with parents and alumni. Use assessments in your courses, MBTI, FOCUS, Strong, SIGI, Discover Think about a certification program to help them move through the career development process, http://www.denison.edu/offices/career/ce_d_certification.htmlhttp://www.denison.edu/offices/career/ce_d_certification.html Use social media to engage students in career development, Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest Develop a four year plan, through your career office, to assist students with their personalized career development Connect with your career center for exercises to get your students thinking about career exploration


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