Centre College’s Joy Asher, director of the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD), will be speaking at InternBridge’s Thought Leaders Symposium, a premier professional learning and sharing one-day event for college and university career centers, Jan. 12.
Asher will give a presentation titled, “Defining Your Destiny Today.” Her speech will highlight how Centre’s CCPD has used “vision, drive, outreach and persistence to provide their students with a transformational experience, leverage effective partnerships with constituents across campus, successfully capture and utilize learning outcomes and become a key part of the ecosystem of the college.”
The College’s CCPD helps students connect with internship opportunities, as well as jobs for after graduation. Recent outcomes data shows that 98 percent of students are pursuing advanced study or are employed within one year after Centre.
According to Asher, the career services field is in the midst of a transformation, and a majority of the career centers leading the change are ones that have heavily increased their staff and resources.
“Centre is emerging as one of the few schools implementing these changes without massive additional resources or complete overhauls of their career centers,” she added. “This presentation is a guide to the current trends in career services and to changing with the times without large-scale increases to staff or budgets.
“It’s incredibly exciting that we’re starting to receive national attention for the work we’re doing here at Centre,” she continued. “We’re committed to helping transform the lives of Centre students, and so encouraged by the feedback we’re receiving. We know that all of these changes will only continue to benefit our students.”
by Kerry Steinhofer
January 11, 2018