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How 3 Programs Connect Education to Careers

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See how three schools are bridging the skills translation gap between students and employers by helping students connecting their educational experiences to the skills that employers want.

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How 3 Programs Connect Education to Careers

  1. 1. ©2015 Private and confidential | THE WORLD’S MOST PREPARED STUDENTS ©2015 Private and confidential | SCHOOLS WHO LEAD THE WAY IN CONNECTING EDUCATION TO CAREERS
  2. 2. ©2015 Private and confidential | 86% 45% 78% of students say getting a better job was very important in their decision to enroll of employers say that lack of skills is main reason for entry level vacancies of employers rank applied skills as more important than a chosen major Sources: Brookings, McKinsey and Gallup
  3. 3. ©2015 Private and confidential | 3 How can you empower students to connect education to careers?
  4. 4. ©2015 Private and confidential | EXAMPLE ONE Purdue University Calumet
  5. 5. ©2015 Private and confidential | CONNECTING STUDENTS WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS STEP ONE STEP TWO STEP THREE Identify classes with experiential learning and coach students on how to communicate their experiences to employers Present examples of student learning to industry partners to get feedback Give industry partners ongoing access to curated galleries of student work, sortable by skill, concentration, and location
  6. 6. ©2015 Private and confidential | EXAMPLETWO The Moody Media Lab
  7. 7. ©2015 Private and confidential | SHOWCASING EXAMPLES OF STUDENT WORK STEP ONE STEP TWO STEP THREE Coach students on the type of experiential learning and projects they can showcase Curate and feature the top student examples and projects Embed student work examples on department webpages to deepen engagement with alumni, industry partners and prospective students
  8. 8. ©2015 Private and confidential | EXAMPLETHREE University of Michigan School of Social Work
  9. 9. ©2015 Private and confidential | CONNECTING COURSEWORKTO CAREER COMPETENCIES STEP ONE STEP TWO STEP THREE Identify a set of core competencies and present them to students Provide training and resources to help students connect learning experiences to core competencies Host showcase events for students to present their work and mastery of competencies
  10. 10. ©2015 Private and confidential | Students who encountered career-focused courses utilizing Seelio demonstrated significant gains in: •  comfort applying learning to practical problems or new situations (p=.0001) •  confidence articulating goals (p=.018) and key learning experiences (p=.049) •  confidence presenting work to potential employers (p=.009) CONNECTING COURSEWORKTO CAREER COMPETENCIES MORE ABOUT
  11. 11. ©2015 Private and confidential | We want to help students know and communicate the 21st century skills that employers want so they can find amazing work SOME OF OUR PARTNERS
  12. 12. ©2015 Private and confidential | OUR CAREER PREPARATION TECHNOLOGY HELPS STUDENTS: •  Know the skills employers want •  Show how their education connects to 21st century skills •  Find a job with their professional identity
  13. 13. ©2015 Private and confidential | THE BENEFITS OF CONNECTING COURSEWORKTO CAREER COMPETENCIES Survey results from students in two sessions of a career-focused course utilizing Seelio at University of Michigan’s School of Social Work demonstrated significant gains in: •  comfort applying learning to practical problems or new situations (p=.0001) •  confidence articulating goals (p=.018) and key learning experiences (p=.049) •  confidence presenting work to potential employers (p=.009)
  14. 14. ©2015 Private and confidential | WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING “Words on a resume can only do so much to convey skills, but Seelio allows employers to see real examples of my skill level & what I can bring to their open position. Of all the sites I’ve used, this is by far the easiest.” - Matthew Dombrowski, Purdue Calumet Student “I really like the Seelio platform. Not only does it provide access to potential employees, but it includes pertinent information like resumes and key project materials. A quick way to review candidates.” - Purdue Calumet Industry Partner “Seelio has quickly become an integral part of our media program and the Moody Media Lab.Vital in connecting us to students, students to one another, and future employers to our students. Every part of our program from the quality of student work, to our collaborative culture, to career placement has been improved with Seelio in the mix. What's more, I'm thrilled that we are finally able to fully showcase our one-of-a-kind creative community to partners, donors, and potential future students.” - Brian Kammerzalt, Chair of the Communications Department, Moody Media Lab
  15. 15. ©2015 Private and confidential | 87% ofChiefAcademicofficersreportthattheirinstitutionispaying increasedattentiontotheabilityoftheirprogramstohelp studentsgetagoodjob How will you create the world’s most prepared students? Source: Chronicle of Higher Education Ask us how we can help: