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The 2022 Career Readiness Mini-Con

February 22, 2022
10:45 AM EST

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After welcoming hundreds of career-minded higher ed leaders in 2021, Suitable's virtual Career Readiness Mini-Con is back on February 22, 2022.

Suitable's Career Readiness Mini-Con brings together leaders from the higher ed community who are passionate about the latest trends, insights, and best practices for helping all students achieve career success. Helping students begin their career journey and find the best opportunities is crucial for student development. Preparing students for their next steps is not only valuable to the overall student experience but instrumental to the value of an institution.

Learn how Career Education experts are designing scalable and inclusive career pathways that scaffold their student's development of core skills and workplace competencies outside the classroom. These pathways provide a personalized roadmap for students to follow starting day one Freshman year, optimizing for the student's individual needs as they progress through their academic years.

Hear from influential peers, who are working at forward-thinking universities across the country, as they talk about how they approach student development and student career success. The agenda features multiple keynote presentations coupled with interactive Live Q&A sessions.

Suitable's Career Readiness Mini-Con focuses specifically on the issues career services professionals face as they navigate the real-life challenges of their work and the latest trends in Career Services. Join us to see how mobile-first technology and better data-tracking can help career services thrive and students succeed.

This event will provide:

  • An in-depth look at the career readiness programs at three of Suitable's partner schools.

  • A review of career success best practices from career centers across the country.

  • Live Q&A sessions with presenters and panelists.

  • A quick tour of Suitable's groundbreaking student success technology.


Tuesday, February 22 10:45AM-11:00AM

Opening Remarks

By Michael Miclette

Tuesday, February 22 11:00AM-12:00PM

UW SOAR: Scaffolding Career Readiness and Personalizing the Student Journey

Join this session to hear from the University of Wyoming as their team tells the story of how their undergraduate experiential learning and career readiness initiative, “UW SOAR”, has progressed, evolved, and adjusted over the past 12 months. The University of Wyoming continues to find ways to leverage Suitable's transformative web and mobile capabilities to personalize its student experience and build career readiness. Learn more about how they do it in this session.

Tuesday, February 22 12:00PM-1:30PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Join Chelsea Donovan (John Carroll), Gen Hinson (Montclair State), Jeremy Taylor (Defiance), Bob Stein (John Carroll), Mark Bengtson (Wichita State), and Tracey Hanton (Purdue Fort Wayne) for a live panel discussion and Q&A session

Tuesday, February 22 1:30PM-2:30PM

Moravian’s Career Readiness Digital Badging Initiative

Join this session to learn how Moravian University is using digital badges and co-curricular transcripts to bridge the gap between college education and the professional world. See what strategies the team at MU is implementing to better prepare their students to showcase the skills and experiences they have developed throughout their time at Moravian.

Tuesday, February 22 2:30PM-3:30PM

Pitt's OCC: How to Integrate Competencies & Employers into the Student Experience

The University of Pittsburgh - College of Business Administration uses the Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) to help students make the most out of their collegiate experience and prepare them for life after college. Pitt is integrating core competencies and employers directly into the student experience to create career-ready professionals, ready to thrive post-graduation. Find out how OCC is implementing these strategies - and how your campus can, too!


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Baru Roberson-Hornsby

Career Development Strategist, Moravian University

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Jessica Druga

Student Engagement Manager, College of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh

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Kristina Rieger

Career Development Strategist, Moravian University

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Becky Despain

Manager, Special Projects and Exploratory Studies, University of Wyoming

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Tyler Grabner

Associate Director, Career Services, University of Wyoming

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Mark Visco Jr.

CEO and Co-Founder, Suitable

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Michael Corbin Miclette

Director of University Partnerships at Suitable

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Chelsea Donovan, M.Ed.

Program Manager, Boler Professional Development at John Carroll University

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Gen Hinson

Director of Career Services, College of Science & Mathematics, Montclair State University

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Jeremy Taylor

Dean, Institute for Career Readiness and Lifelong Learning, Defiance College

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Bob Stein

Executive In Residence: Leadership Development, John Carroll University

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Mark Bengtson

Assistant Director of Applied Learning & Career Exploration, Wichita State University

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Tracey Hanton

Assistant Director, Career Development, Purdue University Fort Wayne

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