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Ready for work 2011

  1. 1. Breakout Session I:<br />READY FOR WORK 2011: A Different Approach to Delivering Candidates to Employers<br />10:30am-11:15am - Collaboration (Room H)<br />Presented by: Beth Haggenjos<br />
  2. 2. READY FOR WORK 2011: A Different Approach to Delivering Candidates to Employers<br />Beth Haggenjos<br />Director of Career Services<br />IU, School of Informatics, IUPUI<br />
  3. 3. What we will cover:<br />Department History<br />Situation (Economic Downturn & Price Increases)<br />Ready for Work 2010 (experience & learning moments)<br />Ready for Work 2011 (experience)<br />Moving Forward<br />Example Publications<br />Content by Students<br />Questions?<br />
  4. 4. Department History:<br />School of Informatics Career Services Office<br />Established 2005<br />Launched Services / Began Teaching Career Planning<br />2006: Career Specialist was hired (2 member team)<br />Departmental Budget Created<br />Success during Economic Downturn - Continued Building Department / Majors were Hired<br />Watching and Hearing about Budget Crisis at Universities<br />Began Planning for Future Practice Changes<br />
  5. 5. Situation:<br />Economic Downturn created Budget Awareness<br />Technology Era – Going GREEN becomes Trendy<br />Publication participation becoming Expensive<br />$$  $$$$<br />Innovative Brainstorming to Decrease Costs<br />Produced Ready for Work 2010<br />=<br />+<br />
  6. 6. (START HERE)<br />Interviews Taking Place<br />Students getting calls<br />Employers calling with jobs<br />Saving Employers $’s ROI is a Great Sell!!!<br />Students, Alums & feeling successful<br />CS walking the budgetary piggy bank back home…<br />Looking Trendy<br />
  7. 7. Ready for Work 2010<br />Idea generation: IBJ & Previous Employment Brochure<br />2010: 1st Innovative attempt (pilot stage)<br />Results – what worked:<br />Employers and students loved the idea! Both provided feedback and hiring occurred<br />Giving Employers direct access to students<br />What did not work:<br />Timing seemed off (unveiled late Spring)<br />Reflected upon efforts for change<br />Collection/disbursement time change, GREEN idea!!!<br />
  8. 8. Ready for Work 2011<br />2nd Pilot changes:<br />December – began collecting information from students<br />January – compiled content for final publication<br />February – started sending publication to employer contacts & visiting career fair events<br />Results – Differences:<br />Employers and students love the idea and effort!<br />Career services approached employers with information packets at career fair event (on- and off-campus)<br />Employers received information during a heavier recruiting period and ask for additional information for majors across campus<br />
  9. 9. Moving Forward:<br />Shared efforts with IUPUI Career Services Council members (14 schools)<br />Future publications are being considered by the IUPUI Career Services Council to provide to employers at career events<br />Sharing a best practice that works for employers and students<br />Looking forward - Ready for Work 2012<br />
  10. 10. Example Publications:<br />Examples include: <br />IBJ Supplement, Ready for Work 2011<br />For a copy of Ready for Work 2011<br />Email Beth at:<br />
  11. 11. Content by students:<br />Name:  (first last name)<br />Degree: (degree level and official degree name)<br />Graduation: (month year)<br />Career Focus: (Type of job - full-time, internship, etc and specific position and/or industry)<br />Description: (up to 125 words to tell about your background or to sell your skills)<br />Computer Skills: (list computer programs - software/hardware/languages/applications/operating systems/platforms)<br />Contact: (phone, email)<br />Portfolio:  (if applicable to degree or position)<br />
  12. 12. Questions?<br />Beth Haggenjos, Director of Career Services<br />Email:<br />Phone: 317.278.4143<br />Career Services Website:<br />