Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Student Engagement Strategies for the Career Services Lifecycle How to Unlock your Career Services Department’s Potential and Improve Placement Outcomes.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Student Engagement Strategies for the Career Services Lifecycle How to Unlock your Career Services Department’s Potential and Improve Placement Outcomes."— Presentation transcript:

1 Student Engagement Strategies for the Career Services Lifecycle How to Unlock your Career Services Department’s Potential and Improve Placement Outcomes WEBINAR – September 27th, 2pm ET

2 About Us The Sparrow Group Proven Student Engagement Success The sparrow is known for being nimble, quick, loyal, and attentive to detail, and for unusual vision which enables them to see opportunity from a great distance Today’s Presenters Ann Cross Martha Lanaghen 2 © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group.

3 Introduction What You’ll Learn Today: Four Critical Components of Graduate Prep The One Thing -- A little-used best practice to increase job offers to students Eight Ideas for Finding Lost Grads - A Plan for Re- Engagement  Bonus – engagement strategies beyond graduation! © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group. 3

4 Career Services Brand Do you have a powerful Department Brand? Purposeful Career Services Brand Tools to staff and faculty to talk about Career Services so the message is consistent Training for CS staff so the culture is consistent and purposeful “Image” – logo, dress code, creative for marketing, etc… 4

5 Components of Graduate Preparation 1.Admissions Contract / Agreement 2.Early Tenure – Map to Career Success 3.Throughout Lifecycle – Workshops / Student Events 4.Later Tenure – Maximizing Experiential Learning 5 © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group.

6 Career Commitment Contract © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group. 6

7 Ready for Work – the Map to Success Ready 4 Work – Campus-wide engagement in placement outcomes Cornerstone Map to Career Success – early tenure workshop © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group. 7

8 Workshop Best Practices Best Practice! Consistent, branded series of programs to prepare the student Social Media Professionalism Resume / Cover Letter Job Search Interview Externship Preparation Course 8

9 Passport to Success Series © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group. 9 The Passport to Career Success series has been created to help you improve student employment and graduate employment outcomes by making sure your students are as well prepared as possible. Download it at Each workshop includes everything you need to implement a one-hour workshop on your campus, including: Facilitator’s guide with detailed instructions for set-up, delivery, and evaluation All the handouts for the workshop All the presentation slides, if they are needed, including “clicker” versions with some workshops, for those campuses where classroom clickers are being used A student evaluation form so you can get feedback from students

10 Experiential Learning Prepare Students for Externship Success – Fear and expectations – Skills assessment prior to externship Field-related skills Typing Telephone – Interview preparation – Professionalism – Outline plan for success – visioning and preparation 10

11 © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group. 11 ELMS – A new “Must Have” Track staff activity Track outcomes and progress Scheduling, absenteeism Evaluation management Surveys Digital file of all necessary documents for accreditation and compliance Tools Campus Vue Top School RX Preceptor

12 8 Ideas for Finding Lost Grads 1.Incent your faculty/staff 2.Offer current students a “reward” 3.Send a Postcard to their last address or parents address 4.Engage a skip-trace company 5.Invite them to an “Exclusive Alumni Workshop”- feed them 6.Alumni Associations 7.List the lost alumni on your web site & social media pages 8.Become a Cyber-Sleuth 12 © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group.

13 Cyber-Sleuthing Confidential and Proprietary The Sparrow Group and West Tennessee Business College13 TOOLDIFFERENTIATIONWHEN TO USE IT? KGBpeople.com 20 social networks 6 search engines 5 photo and video sources 6 personal data sources “MIA” Graduate is Non-responsive. Known Name Known general location Lullar.com 23 social Networks Smaller, Niche networks Does Username Guessing “MIA” Graduate is Non-responsive. Known Name Known Facesaerch.comScans web for Face Photos“MIA” Graduate is Non-responsive Known Name Pipl.com Scans major social networks Provides Images & Options to Narrow search by age/location Scans Amazon Wishlists Scans Ebay profiles “MIA” Graduate is Non-responsive Known Name Known Username Known Known Phone Known general location Known Age range

14 Engagement Beyond Graduation Outgoing Assessment Alumni Association Alumni Workshops – Speed Interviews – Networking – Employer “Coffee Breaks” – Time Management Social Media © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group. 14

15 15 Engaging Lost Grads

16 16 © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group.

17 The One Often-Forgotten Tool VISION 17

18 Ann Cross Executive Partner The Sparrow Group Martha Lanaghen President The Sparrow Group Questions??

19 Ann Cross Executive Partner The Sparrow Group Martha Lanaghen President The Sparrow Group Upcoming Webinar: Externship 101 – 11 Dynamic Ideas to Power Up Extern Success October 25, 2pm ET Register at: Thank you! Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

20 APPENDIX 20

21 Maximizing Social Media to Get A Great Job Realize Your Career Potential- The Power of Professionalism Writing a Winning Resume & Cover Letter Passport to Career Success Workshops Create your Online Brand Facebook Do’s & Don'ts Linked In Benefits Create your LinkedIn Profile Brainstorm your Connections Homework-Self Assessment Identifying Non-Verbal Behaviors 7 Keys to Exhibiting Professionalism Importance of staying current in their industry Do’s & Don’ts of a Professional Image Exercise Homework, Self-Assessment of Professionalism Skills Basics of writing a resume and tailoring it to each desired job Foundations of a strong cover letter Practice networking Lessons about job search readiness Homework, Create Resume & Cover Letter © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group.

22 How to Conduct a Successful Job Search Interview Strategies for Success Pinpoint their Desired Job Create a “You Brand” 5 Essentials of Preparing Properly Targeting a Company or Specific Job Practice networking Making a Good First Impression How to Answer Interview Questions 10 Most Asked Interview Questions Researching a Company 7 Steps for Preparing Preparing for Externship Making a Good First Impression Competency Exercise Do’s & Don’ts During Externship Confidence Exercise Making the Most of Externship Asking for the Job Career Service Workshops-cont. © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group.

23 Preparing for Externship Making a Good First Impression Competency Exercise Do’s & Don’ts During Externship Confidence Exercise Making the Most of Externship Asking for the Job Preparing for Externship © Copyright 2012 The Sparrow Group. COMING SOON!


Download ppt "Student Engagement Strategies for the Career Services Lifecycle How to Unlock your Career Services Department’s Potential and Improve Placement Outcomes."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google