1/9/19 CareerServChat Questions

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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. 10/10/18 at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT/4:30 pm GMT.

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.