Spring Conference: Bringing Together the Old and the New- How to Bridge the New into the Tried and True!

  • 22 Apr 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Park, NJ


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Spring Conference: Bringing Together the Old and the New- How to Bridge the New into the Tried and True!

April 22, 2016, 8:30 - 3:30 PM

Fairleigh Dickinson University

175 Park Ave, Florham Park, NJ 07932 

Keynote Speaker: 

Mark Babbit, CEO of YouTern

"How to Ignite Successful Careers in a World Gone Social."  

  • How a student's online presence impacts the decision making of today's employer
  • The difference between being "on" social media and being "active and aware" on social media
  • The two questions every young careerist must be able to answer to stand out in today's job market
  • How to combine a solid online presence with tried and true career preparation (internships, mentorship, soft skills, etc.)
  • How students (and career services professionals) can leverage technology and networking to succeed  in the "Gig Economy"

Biography of Mark Babbitt

Mark Babbitt is CEO of YouTern, a community that enables young talent to become highly employable by connecting them to high-impact internships, mentors and contemporary career advice. Mashable calls YouTern a “Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career” and Forbes has repeatedly named YouTern a “Top Website for Your Career.”

Mark is also President of Switch and Shift, a site that champions social leadership and is a founder of ForwardHeroes.org, which launches in 2016 to help our military veterans transition successfully into civilian careers.

In 2014, Mark co-authored the Amazon best-seller A World Gone Social: How Business Must Adapt to Survive. His work can also be found in Harvard Business Review, Inc.com, Huffington Post, Bloomberg News, The Muse and many more publications.

An in-demand speaker and mentor, Mark has been named as a 

Top 100 leadership speaker byInc.and one of the “15 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow" by Business News Daily

Breakout Session Options: 

Session 1 (60 minutes):  Pick 1 10:45 – 11:45

Technology vs. Your Attention Span
Jennifer Santiago and Jessica Conroy – Enterprise

BUILD: Brookdale United in Leadership Development
Sarah McElroy and Jill Donovan - Brookdale Community College

Rutgers 2.0: Update on Career Clusters in Action
William Jones and Jennifer Broyles - Rutgers University

Session 2 (60 minutes): Pick 1
12:45 – 1:45

Filling the Gap: Targeting Historically Under Representative Groups to Meet Student Needs and Satisfy Employer Demand - Wenylla Reid -Rutgers University

Managing a Virtual Career Center & Campus Partnerships - Michael Iris, Flore Dorcely-Mohr - Berkeley College

The Black Sheep of Career Services: A discussion about the complexities in providing quality services to graduate students - Tammy Samuels and Toi Tyson- Montclair State and Rutgers Universities

Speed Sessions: Pick 3 2:00 – 3:30.
Career Services in the Classroom: Best Practices for Integrating Career Services into the Curriculum - Casey Hennessy- NJIT

Best Practices in Career Counseling - Christopher Carbone- Felician University

Planning and Executing a World Class Career Fair
Michelle St. George and Larissa Keller- Rutgers University

New Trends-Increasing Student's Marketability Through Co-Curricular Transcripts
Linda Flynn and Alex Oliver- Montclair State University

Reinventing Career Programs for the Y Generation
Dominique Clarke and Alexia Jones - NJIT

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