9/11/19 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat, everyone! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and… what part of the world are you tweeting from today? Remember to include the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for being here today.

Thanks to @robbinbeauchamp and @aspergersgirls for guest hosting today! The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.) so respond with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. #CareerServChat

Q1: ”Neurodivergent” is a term many folks may not be familiar with. What conditions are included in the umbrella term “neurodiversity” as it is defined today? #CareerServChat

Q2: We’ve come a long way in support of autistics, but there is still much to be done. Dr. Stephen Shore said, “If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism.” What does this mean to you? #CareerServChat

Q3: The “No Child Left Behind” law made K-12 instruction more inclusive, providing access to college for students who may not have attended previously. Have you seen an increase in neurodivergent students/candidates in your career center or workplace? #CareerServChat

Q4: How can professionals in the workplace and college career centers support the vocational success of autistic individuals? #CareerServChat

Stretch break! Today's chat is generously sponsored by College Autism Network @CollegeAutism. Help students with autism go from college to career. Register for the 3rd College Inclusion Summit Oct 23-25! Info at collegeinclusionsummit.org #CareerServChat #sponsored

Q5: Some individuals on the spectrum have the capabilities businesses need & they can become a key part of the solution. (Forbes) What are some common attributes autistics bring to the workplace? #CareerServChat

Q6: Describe a coaching session or mentoring interaction you’ve had with a neurodivergent individual. What made it successful? What techniques or strategies did you use? #CareerServChat

Q7: What tips do you have for empowering a #neurodivergent individual? #CareerServChat

Q8: How might we work together to bring a voice to #neurodivergent college students, candidates, and employees in the #workplace setting? #CareerServChat

Circle time! Share resources on this topic. Follow folks here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Huge thanks to hosts @robbinbeauchamp and @aspergersgirls! Thanks to the College Inclusion Summit for sponsoring #CareerServChat this month.

Finally, please join us on Wed. Oct. 9 for the next chat. The topic is tentatively scheduled to be “Data & Assessment,” with guest hosts to be announced. Hope you’ll join us, and tell a colleague about #CareerServChat too!

8/14/19 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat, everyone! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and… what is one fun thing you did this summer? Remember to include the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for being here today.

Thanks to @PhilipW_GMU and @dorothyhayden of @masoncareer for guest hosting today! The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.) so respond with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. #CareerServChat

Q1. In higher ed, summer is a time for planning, reflection, & goal setting. Of these, which strategic goal was your top priority this summer? #CareerServChat 
A. supporting diverse student populations
B. improving advising
C. special projects
D. prioritizing goals
E. wellness

Q2. Initiatives that increase our awareness of diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. How did you work on building competency or participate in an event that helped you learn more about this area? #CareerServChat

Q3. Collaboration and relationship-building builds bridges and allows us all to succeed. What did you do to build partnerships over the summer? #CareerServChat

Q4. In career services much of what we do revolves around providing advice to students, alumni, faculty, and employers. What resources have you used recently to improve these skills? Do you have any results you’d like to share? #CareerServChat 

Stretch break! Grab some tea, run a lap around the office, or just take time to say “hey, friend!” to the other participants of this chat! #CareerServChat

Q5: ‘S’ is for summer and for Special projects. What kind of special projects did you work on for the upcoming academic year? What new types of programs or initiatives do you hope to pilot in 2019-2020? #CareerServChat

Q6. When new programs are initiated, sometimes old programs must be discontinued. What programs that you’ve done in the past didn’t make the cut this year? What projects are going by the wayside so you can focus on new ones?  #CareerServChat

Q7: Two more questions to go! We’re saving the best question for last, because we are prioritizing. How do you prioritize projects now? Does that differ from in the past? Share any helpful systems or apps that you’ve found to manage your priorities. #CareerServChat 

Q8: Wellness and well-being are essential to our own personal career management. How do you incorporate well-being into your work? #CareerServChat

Circle time! Share resources on this topic. Follow folks here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Huge thanks to @PhilipW_GMU & @dorothyhayden! Philip hosts #CareerServChat again in January to discuss strengths at work. Til then, check out his blog post: https://eacebridgesblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/24/thinking-about-strengths-in-the-workplace/

Finally, please join us on Wed. Sept. 11 for the next #CareerServChat. The topic is Supporting Neurodivergent Clients with Career Development, with guest hosts @robbinbeauchamp and @aspergersgirls. Such a great topic so save the date!

7/10/19 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat, everyone! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and… what is the most fun/memorable/meaningful badge or award you've ever earned? Remember to include the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for being here today for a great chat topic!

Thanks to @LynnChisholm3 and @pthorsett of @USFCareerServ for guest hosting today! The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.) so respond with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. #CareerServChat

Q1. How would you describe where you currently are with regard to Badging?
A. Up and running!
B. Making progress
C. Exploring
D. What’s all this about badgers, dadgummit?
#CareerServChat

Q2. Describe what is needed to take your program to the next step.
A. Lessons learned for continuous improvement
B. Help with programming questions
C. Help with technical aspects
D. How to from A-Z!
#CareerServChat

Q3. Institutions use Badging to achieve many goals. Badging can be a teaching vehicle, a tool to empower students to own their career development, and a way to verify skills to employers. What’s the number 1 goal you would hope to accomplish through Badging? #CareerServChat

Q4. Technology, health science, & vo-tech programs are easy to verify, certify. But what about Leadership? Entrepreneurial skills? Critical thinking? Do you think Badging is only useful to students in particular career pathways? Why or why not? #CareerServChat

Stretch break! Grab some tea, run a lap around the office, or just take time to say howdy to the other participants of this chat! #CareerServChat

Q5. One of the biggest concerns about Badging is simple: Do employers care if students have badges? What do you think? Have you seen evidence that employers are paying attention to this trend? Or are most employers unaware of micro-credentials? #CareerServChat

Q6. What badging resources or accompanying technology would you recommend to support a badging program? Which tech companies have been valuable partners? #CareerServChat

Q7. Aside from our illustrious hosts at @USFCareerServ, who are the most thoughtful voices in #Badging that we should be listening to and learning from? Who is leading the way? Share in the weeks ahead with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. Enjoyed someone's insights? Follow ’em here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Special thanks to our hosts @LynnChisholm3 and @pthorsett! Keep the conversation going with the hashtag #CareerServChat.

6/12/19 CareerServChat Questions

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Hey #CareerServChat! I’m thrilled to guest host today’s Twitter Chat about peer career advisors. Let’s start with introductions. I’m Ally Baldwin, Assistant Director of Career Services for Digital Student Engagement at Wheaton College. My pronouns are she/her/hers and I cats!

To join the fun, look for questions that begin with ‘Q’ followed by the question number. Then respond with ‘A’ plus the question number you’re responding to. For example, a response to Q1 would be A1. Don’t forget to add #CareerServChat to your tweet!

Others can chime in as they join, but I'll kick things off to get the ball rolling now...

Q1: How does your team utilize student employees and graduate assistants? Do your student employees/GAs serve as peer career advisors? #CareerServChat #CareerServChat

Q2: How much autonomy do you give your student employees/GAs over their work? Do they typically work on a specific task over the course of the semester/year or do they have different projects depending on the needs of the team? #CareerServChat

Q3: How do you balance your team’s needs with your student employees/GAs professional development? #CareerServChat

Q4: What strategies (if any) have you found to be effective to assess student employees/GAs work and professional growth? #CareerServChat

Q5: If the choice was exclusively yours, how would you like to see your current model change in the future? #CareerServChat

That’s all the time we have for today, but be sure to keep the conversation going using #CareerServChat. Thanks so much for chatting with me and for allowing me to be your guest-host today! Yay for student workers!

This topic was fantastic, thank you so much for bringing it to the #CareerServChat hive mind @AllyMBaldwin! I'm so appreciative of everyone's ideas and experiences, I'd love to treat you all to coffee at some point! THANK YOU!

5/8/19 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and… Who is your favorite FEMALE fictional villain? Whether you go for Catwoman or Cruella de Vil, let’s hear it! Remember to include the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in, today's chat is going to be EPIC!

I’m hosting solo today! The questions cover a lot of ground related to gender roles and the workplace. The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.) so respond with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. #CareerServChat

Q1. For the purpose of the next few questions, compare the genders male and female. What would you say are the most skewed occupations as far as gender balance? Which occupations have the greatest disparity between genders represented? #CareerServChat

Q2. What occupation would you guess has undergone the biggest flip as far as gender balance in the past 4 decades? Imagine the gender balance in different industries of the workforce in 1975. 😉 #CareerServChat

Q3. If you haven’t already, search your college or university’s web page for a school or a major that may have a gender imbalance. Are there students pictured on the main page? What gender ratio might be assumed from the photos? #CareerServChat

Q4a. A sophomore with an interest in marketing analytics is trying to decide between majoring in computer science or marketing/communications. Would you advise a student who presents as female differently than a male? Would you mention the gender imbalance in the fields? #CareerServChat

Q4b. A sophomore with an interest in healthcare is trying to decide between majoring in nursing or healthcare administration. Would you advise a student who presents as male differently than a female? Would you mention the gender imbalance in the fields? #CareerServChat

Q5. For these questions, consider transgender and gender non-binary individuals as well as male/female. Does your program or coaching practice offer any materials, workshops, or networking events with intentionally nontraditional gender content? What kind? #CareerServChat

Q6. Does your program have any partnerships with LGBTQ professional organizations? If so, which organizations and how do you collaborate? If not, what type of organizations would be good potential partners for your institution or coaching practice? #CareerServChat

Q7. Who are the most thoughtful voices doing great work around nontraditional gender roles in #CareerDevelopment or #HR that we should be listening to and learning from? Who is leading the way? Share in the weeks ahead with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. Enjoyed someone's insights? Follow ’em here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Keep the conversation going with the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Thanks for joining us! We’ll be back here on the second Wednesday of June 6/12 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT. Topic: TBA! Follow the Twitter handle @CareerServChat to get reminders, and please share. #CareerServChat

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4/10/19 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and… What is your favorite game? From Pong to Monopoly to Fortnite, let’s hear it! Remember to include the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in, today's chat is going to be EPIC!

Thanks to Ronda Ansted of @bethechangecc for guest hosting! The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.) so respond with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. #CareerServChat

Q1. Think about a game you've been addicted to and what behaviors did you see in yourself. Special challenge: Frame the behavior positively! For example: "Didn't notice time passing" or "Kept trying even when I failed." #CareerServChat

Q2. What kind of innate human motivation do games tap into? For example: Competition, social recognition, the need to reach level 1,000? 😉 #CareerServChat

Q3. What gets in the way of your students or clients participating or persevering in their career planning? What excuses do you hear on a regular basis? #CareerServChat

Q4. How can the behaviors related to gamification motivate these students? #CareerServChat

Q5. What types of gamification strategies have you used? #CareerServChat

Q6. What tools are out there that you know of? #CareerServChat

Q7. What are some ideas you have for incorporating gamification into your career center? What's one way you can make career planning more fun? #CareerServChat

Q8. Who are the most thoughtful voices in the #gamification of #CareerDevelopment or #HR that we should be listening to and learning from? Who is leading the way? Share in the weeks ahead with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. Enjoyed someone's insights? Follow ’em here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Special thanks to our host Ronda Ansted of @bethechangecc! Keep the conversation going with the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Thanks for joining us! We’ll be back here on the second Wednesday of April 4/10 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT. Topic: Gamification and Career Design with Ronda Anstead of @bethechangecc! Follow the Twitter handle @CareerServChat to get reminders, and please share. #CareerServChat

3/13/19 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat!

Welcome to #CareerServChat! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and what your role is at your institution. Remember to finish each tweet with the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in!

Thanks to @carteleanor of @BU_CCD and @RickDelVecchio of @QuinnipiacU for guest hosting! The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.) so respond with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. #CareerServChat

Q1. When #CareerServices pros communicate about the resource we offer, we have several different audiences including, employers, faculty, and of course STUDENTS. Which audience presents the greatest challenge in your communications efforts? #CareerServChat

Q2. What are some of the reasons it is challenging to reach students now that may not have been factors 5 or 10 years ago? What are some obstacles unique to communicating with Gen Z? #CareerServChat

Q3. When planning a marketing and communications campaign directed at students, what would you say is the first step? What should MarCom pros do before writing copy or designing awesome graphics? #CareerServChat

Q4. Big picture: Content is critical to the success of any marketing effort, but the “noise” from the many people trying to get students to notice their content can be tough to cut through. From a big picture perspective, how do you grab the attention of today’s student? #CareerServChat

Q5. Now for details. First let’s talk about what does NOT work: increasing sheer email volume to students. What % of students open your emails? Does your office limit the number of emails to students? How do you balance timely info with too much volume? #CareerServChat

Q6. Of course what works is more complicated! What is the most effective vehicle aside from email for reaching students? If social media tops your list, which platform? How do you track students’ engagement with your communications? #CareerServChat

Q7. We know that personalization is key to increasing engagement, but can be time-consuming and some smaller shops can’t devote as much resources as others can. What software or apps have you found to save the most time when adding personalization to your student communications? #CareerServChat

Q8. Plagiarism = flattery so... Who are the most thoughtful voices in this aspect of the #CareerServices space that we should be listening to and learning from? Who is leading the way? Share in the weeks ahead with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. Enjoyed someone's insights? Follow ’em here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Special thanks to our hosts @carteleanor and @RickDelVecchio! Keep the conversation going with the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Thanks for joining us! We’ll be back here on the second Wednesday of April 4/10 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT. Topic: Gamification and Career Design with Ronda Anstead of @bethechangecc! Follow the Twitter handle @CareerServChat to get reminders, and please share. #CareerServChat

2/13/19 CareerServChat Questions

Join us for #CareerServChat on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:30pm ET/9:30 am PT.

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Welcome to #CareerServChat!

Welcome to #CareerServChat! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and whether you’re a LinkedIn enthusiast or more of a reluctant user. Remember to finish each tweet with the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in!

Thanks to @ChaimShapiro for guest hosting! Chaim is Director of Student Success @WeAreTouro and a LinkedIn trainer. The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.) so respond with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. #CareerServChat

Q1. For most of us, having a presence on LinkedIn is part of the job. How important is it for career services pros to be experts in LinkedIn, to leverage the full potential of the platform? #CareerServChat

Q2. What would you say are the most important components of an “optimized” LinkedIn profile? #CareerServChat

Q3. How active should students be on LinkedIn, and how often should they check their LinkedIn notifications? What advice do you give them to get the most benefit out of the platform? #CareerServChat

Q4. Do you accept connection requests from students at your institution? How about alums? Do you SEND connection requests to students? Alums? Why or why not? #CareerServChat

Q5. How can students best use LinkedIn searches? Do you encourage them to focus on the alumni of your institution when looking for people to connect with? #CareerServChat

Q6. Once a student or client has sent a connection request and it has been accepted, what do you advise them to do next? Chaim’s strategy: “Identify on LinkedIn, Engage on Twitter and Seal Over Coffee” #CareerServChat

Q7. What are best practices for sending connection requests? Do you recommend that students personalize them? Do you show students how to do that on mobile devices as well as desktop? #CareerServChat

Q8. What is “Open Candidate” and how is this feature particularly important for students? #CareerServChat

Q9. How can students use the new LinkedIn Company pages once they create a list of targeted companies where they’d like to intern or work? #CareerServChat

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. Enjoyed someone's insights? Follow ’em here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Special thanks to our host @ChaimShapiro! Keep the conversation going with the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Thanks for joining us! We’ll be back here on the second Wednesday of March 3/13 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT. Topic: TBA, I’m open to ideas! Follow the Twitter handle @CareerServChat to get reminders, and please share. #CareerServChat

1/9/19 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat!

Welcome to #CareerServChat! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and what you love most about winter break! Remember to finish each tweet with the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in!

The chat will last an hour and each question will be numbered (Q1, Q2, etc.). When you answer, begin each response with A1, A2, etc. The last 5 minutes are just for networking and resource sharing. Get ready for Q1 and remember the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Q1. If you work at a college or university, what size and type? Large, medium, or small? Public or private? Residential or mostly distance-learners and commuting students? Liberal arts or focused on technology or a particular industry? #CareerServChat

Q2. Some institutions have required courses that include a #CareerServices unit, meaning that nearly every student interacts with the career services office in some way. Does your university have that kind of requirement? #CareerServChat

Q3. Aside from in-office counseling and career fairs, what methods does your office use to reach students on campus? What types of outreach efforts do you typically engage in? #CareerServChat

Q4. Now for some candor, remember we’ve all been there! Which of the outreach efforts you have tried worked well? Which didn’t work as well? See any patterns that may give insight into what draws less-engaged students to your services? #CareerServChat

Q5. The next few questions will focus on your efforts to reach particular identities or affinity groups. If you haven’t targeted a group, feel free to share ideas for future programs. How do you try to engage shy, introverted, or socially awkward students? #CareerServChat

Q6. How does your program try to reach students who are commuters, distance-learners, and non-traditional age students? Do you have evening or weekend office hours? Do you have a student-run career studio? #CareerServChat

Q7. What do you do to reach #FirstGen students, underrepresented minority students, and LGBTQ students? #CareerServChat

Q8. Who are the most thoughtful voices in this aspect of the #CareerServices space that we should be listening to and learning from? Who is leading the way? Share in the weeks ahead with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. Enjoyed someone's insights? Follow ’em here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Keep the conversation going with the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Thanks for joining us! We’ll be back here on the second Wednesday of February 2/13 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT. Topic: TBA, I’m open to ideas! Follow the Twitter handle @CareerServChat to get reminders, and please share.

12/12/18 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat!

Welcome to #CareerServChat! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and what is your favorite holiday song! Remember to finish each tweet with the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in!

We’d like to thank @EWassermanBSU & @matthewrmottola for being guest hosts today! The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.). Begin each response with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. Remember the hashtag! #CareerServChat

Q1. In 2017, Intuit (the company that makes TurboTax) estimated the gig economy represents 34% of the workforce. It’s expected to be 40% by 2020. In your experience as a career services professional, what type of work does the term “gig economy” include? #CareerServChat

Q2. To what extent have you offered programming for students exploring freelance careers or contract work? If you’ve created a program, share details about the program focus or content. If you haven’t yet, what do you hope to offer in the future? #CareerServChat

Q3. The stereotypical gig worker is youngish, but 24% of Uber drivers are over 50. Should the career advice related to freelancing shared with an older student or alum be different than that given to someone age 22? How? #CareerServChat

Q4. Whether hiring employees or contractors, today’s companies look for people who can navigate ambiguity, think like an entrepreneur, and add value beyond what’s listed in the job description. How can we help students learn and practice these important skills? #CareerServChat

Q5. Would your institution welcome Lyft or Uber at your career fair? How about Fiverr or TaskRabbit? If any of these companies have already participated in a fair, how did the students receive their presence? #CareerServChat

Q6. Career development programs emphasize how to articulate value to an employer. Is this still the right mantra, or should we revise our message? Do we keep our #HireACritter hashtag or is it #FendForYourselfCritters, #GoodLuck? #CareerServChat

Q7. Some Employer Recruitment Policies have restrictions such as “no up-front payments by students” or “no anonymous postings.” Does your policy place any restrictions on freelance opportunities for job postings? If so, what are they? #CareerServChat

Q8. Who are the most thoughtful voices in the #FutureOfWork that we should be listening to and learning from? Who is leading the way? Share in the weeks ahead with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. Enjoyed someone's insights? Follow ’em here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Special thanks to our hosts @EWassermanBSU & @matthewrmottola! Keep the conversation going with the hashtag #CareerServChat.

11/14/18 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat!

Welcome to #CareerServChat! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and where you see yourself in 5 years (just kidding)! Remember to finish each tweet with the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in!

We’d like to thank @PeakCareers and @aboutworkstuff for being guest hosts today! The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.). Begin each response with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. Remember the hashtag! #CareerServChat

Q1. We know how important networking is to secure the interview and in preparing for the interview. What do you do to help students see the importance of networking? #CareerServChat

Q2. One of the biggest mistakes students and clients make in the interview process is not doing enough research on the company. What are your favorite resources you recommend? #CareerServChat

Q3. Knowing the interviewer and the interview format ahead of time is important. If your student/client does not know the format (1 on 1 vs. small group) or the individual person they are interviewing with, what advice do you give them? #CareerServChat

Q4. Using technology in the interview process is a growing trend. (Phone, Skype, interviews that have questions that interviewees answer on the computer and record the answers, etc.…) How often are you hearing about the use of technology in the interview process? #CareerServChat

Stretch break! Grab some tea, run a lap around the office, or just take time to follow the other participants! #CareerServChat

Q5. During interviews, it’s important for the job seeker to paint a clear picture of how they can help the company. Sometimes job seekers focus only on how a job would impact them.  How can we as career services professionals help them shift their perspective? #CareerServChat

Q6. What are the more challenging interview questions you’ve heard about in the last year? Bonus points if you share advice for answering them, as well! #CareerServChat

Q7. Are there any specific tools or resources you’ve heard of relevant to interviews that you’d like to share with this community of career services professionals? Keep sharing throughout the next few weeks, with the hashtag #CareerServChat

Q8. Who are the most thoughtful voices in talent acquisition and career development that we should be listening to and learning from? Who is leading the way? Again, share in the weeks ahead with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. Enjoyed someone's insights? Follow ’em here and connect with ’em on LinkedIn. Special thanks to our hosts @PeakCareers and @aboutworkstuff! Keep the conversation going with the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Thanks for joining us! We’ll be back here on the second Wednesday of December 12/12 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT. Topic: How the Gig Economy affects Career Services. Follow the Twitter handle @CareerServChat to get reminders, and please share!

10/10/18 CareerServChat Questions

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The next chat is set for Wed. 10/10/18 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT/4:30 pm GMT.

Welcome to #CareerServChat!

Welcome to #CareerServChat! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and what the mascot for your alma mater is! Remember to finish each tweet with the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in!

We’d like to thank @YuliyaDennis of Oregon State University for being a host today! The chat lasts an hour. Each question is numbered (Q1, Q2 etc.). Begin each response with A1, A2 etc. The last 5 minutes are for networking & sharing links. Remember the hashtag! #CareerServChat

Q1. If you work in #HigherEd, does your institution offer career services to alumni? If yes, what types of services do you offer, and how are they usually delivered: in person, online, both? (Please answer as A1.) #CareerServChat

Q2. Does your institution have career advisors on staff dedicated only to serving alumni, or do staff members serve both alumni and students? For both roles, what department or division do they report to? #CareerServChat

Q3. On a scale of 1-5, to what extent would you say alumni are aware of the career services you offer? Do your alumni 5+ years post-graduation consider your office to be a key resource for their career development? #CareerServChat

Q4. If you use an alumni networking and mentoring tool, what platform do you use? How long have you used the product? Is it as effective as you would like? Why or why not? (@Graduway, @AlumniFire, @PeopleGroveCo, @FirsthandInc and @SwitchboardHQ are examples.) #CareerServChat

Stretch break! Grab some tea, run a lap around the office, or just take time to follow the other participants! #CareerServChat

Q5. The word “mentor” means different things to different people. Do you have a job description for alumni career mentors? Do you train and evaluate the alumni who volunteer as mentors to students or other alums? If so, how?

Share links if you can! #CareerServChat

Q6. The Alumni Career Services Network @myACSN has an annual conference each summer. If you attended #ACSN2018 in Boston, what was your top takeaway? If not, check out next year’s conference in DC! https://www.myacsn.org/conference-info #CareerServChat

Q7. What is the most innovative aspect of your institution's alumni career services program? What creative programs would you like to implement at your institution in the future? Keep sharing throughout the next few weeks, with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Q8. Who are the thought leaders or key researchers in alumni career services that we should be listening to and learning from? Who is leading the way? Again, share throughout the next few weeks, with the hashtag #CareerServChat!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. If you found a chat participant to be helpful, follow ‘em here and then connect with ‘em on LinkedIn. Keep the conversation going in the coming weeks by using the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Thanks for joining us! We’ll be back here on the second Wednesday of November, 11/14 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT. @PeakCareers and @aboutworkstuff are our Guest Hosts! Topic: Trends in Interviewing. Follow us on Twitter to get reminders, and please share! #CareerServChat

9/12/18 CareerServChat Questions

Join us for #CareerServChat on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT

The next chat is set for Wed. 9/12/18 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT/4:30 pm GMT.

The next chat is set for Wed. 9/12/18 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT/4:30 pm GMT.

Welcome to #CareerServChat!

Welcome! Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and where your internship or part-time job was while you were in college! Remember to finish each tweet with the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in!

The chat will last an hour and each question will be numbered (Q1, Q2, etc.). When you answer, begin each response with A1, A2, etc. The last 5 minutes are just for networking and resource sharing. Get ready for Q1 and remember the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Q1. Does your institution have a work integrated learning program, such as an internship program in which students take a course in conjunction with experiential learning or a co-op? If so, briefly describe what you offer. (Please answer as A1.) #CareerServChat

Q2. Does your institution (or any school at your institution) require completion of an internship in order to obtain a degree? If not, do you think it would be a good idea to make internships required? #CareerServChat

Q3. Finish this sentence: In order to be truly effective, a college or university internship program must provide ______ to students during or after their internship experience. #CareerServChat

Q4. At @MassasoitTweets (community college), interns don't get college credit, but they can take a non-credit internship course which appears on the student's transcript. (Ask @TuuliMcElroy for details!) Does your institution give college credit for internships? #CareerServChat

Q5. Most institutions that require internships focus on juniors, but at @EndicottCollege @GullsAtWork, first- AND second-year internships are required too. Yup, each student does 3 internships! Is this brilliant? Nuts? Both? (Ask @EHall725 his thoughts!) #CareerServChat

Q6. We would all like to see every employer #PayTheInterns, but for small nonprofits that's not always feasible. How does your institution help students afford unpaid internships? Do you offer funding for all unpaid interns, or do students apply & compete? #CareerServChat

Q7. What is the most innovative aspect of your institution's experiential learning program? If you can't articulate that very easily, what internship innovations would you like to implement at your institution in the future? #CareerServChat

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. If you found a chat participant to be helpful, follow ‘em here and then connect with ‘em on LinkedIn. Keep the conversation going in the coming weeks by using the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Thanks for joining us!  We’ll be back here on the second Wednesday of October, 10/10 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT. We'll have a special Guest Host to talk about alumni career services. Follow the Twitter handle @CareerServChat to get reminders, and please share!

8/8/18 CareerServChat Questions

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Welcome to #CareerServChat!

Please share your name/pronouns, where you work or study, and what you want to be when you grow up! You can choose any career for your next role, no rules or limitations. Remember to finish each tweet with the #CareerServChat hashtag. Thanks for joining in!

The chat will last an hour and each question will be numbered (Q1, Q2, etc.). When you answer, begin each response with A1, A2, etc. The last 5 minutes are just for networking and resource sharing. Get ready for Q1 and remember the hashtag #CareerServChat.

Q1. We’ve all read about or heard the “Is College Worth It?” debate. We’ll discuss return on investment (ROI) in a bit. In general, do you think college career services offer value to students & alumni at your institution? (Please answer as A1.)

Q2. In your work, studies, or related experience, are you ever asked to “make the case” for career education and career services? If yes, to what extent do you rely on institution-specific statistics and metrics such as career outcome rate?

Q3. Quick, answer this one without thinking too much. “When I hear the phrase First Destination Survey (in the US) or Graduate Outcomes Survey (for UK HE pros), my initial gut reaction is…?“ It’s OK to be honest, you’re among friends!

Q4. The data gathered in these survey tools are shared with many internal and external audiences. What segment of these folks cares most about the career outcome rate? Who looks at those numbers most closely, besides you? (Parents, grads, admissions, deans?)

Q5. Now for a few philosophical questions; think in terms of higher ed as a whole, not your institution. @NACEOrg reports 16% of undergrads in the Class of 2016 were seeking a job or further education at 6 months post-grad. Is that good or bad?

Q6. If you had a magic wand and could get robust data for one later point in time, how long after graduation would be the ideal time to survey alumni about their career outcomes? 3 years? 20 years? When do we know what we want to be when we grow up?

Q7. Finish this sentence: “In addition to career outcome rate, the true impact of career services is demonstrated by…?” Quantitative OR qualitative measures are OK!

Circle time! Share blog posts, research, & resources related to this topic. If you found a chat participant to be helpful, follow ‘em here and then connect with ‘em on LinkedIn.

Thanks so much for joining us!  We’ll be back here on the second Wednesday of September, 9/12 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT. Invite a colleague! And follow the Twitter handle @CareerServChat so you get a reminder tweet.