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Leveraging Career-Readiness Language in your Research & Creative Inquiry Experiences Workshop

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Onsite at College Park, Maryland 
Participants will learn to reframe how to present their undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry (URSCI) experiences in terms of transferable career readiness skills identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as in demand by employers. The aim of these student-centered career readiness adjustments is to close the articulation gap between what students learn from their URSCI experiences and what recruiters, employers, legislators, and families seek from higher education. Participants will: (1) become familiar with the NACE career readiness competencies, (2) learn how to apply the NACE comptencies to undergraduate research experiences (UREs), (3) see examples of how to apply the NACE competencies to UREs, and (4) begin an action plan for infusing NACE career readiness in your UREs.
The last day to cancel your workshop registration was May 20, 2024. After May 20, no refund will be given.
10:30 AM—10:45 AM, ET
  • Introductions and Review of Intro Survey
10:45 – 11:15 AM, ET (30 mins)
  • Session One: Mapping NACE Career Competencies to UREs – This session will offer a brief introduction to the NACE Career Readiness Competencies mapped to the benefits of participating in UREs. Then, participants will engage in a brainstorming activity to highlight these connections in their own work.
11:15 — 11:45 AM, ET (30 mins)
  • Session Two: Examples of using NACE Career Competencies in UREs – Facilitators will briefly share some examples of how to incorporate or highlight the NACE Career Readiness Competencies in UREs. Via a think-pair-share, participants will identify how they are highlighting (or could highlight) the NACE Career Competencies in their URE.
11:45 AM —12:15 PM, ET (30 mins)
  • Session Three: Action Planning for intentionally implementing NACE Career Competencies in UREs – Facilitators will introduce a template aimed to develop and implement an action plan to focus on the articulation of the NACE competencies in your UREs. Participants will be given time to begin work on these plans.
12:15 – 12:30 PM, ET (15 mins)
  • Final Wrap-up and Discussion of Action Plans
  • Jeanne Mekolichick; Joe Wirgau; Leah Ellis; Abbi Green; and Cora Burt – Radford University