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Explore, Engage, and Empower: 13th Biennial CRMA ConferenceThursday, June 22, 2011 @ Simmons College, Boston, MA<br />LaGu...
Welcome! <br />
Abstract<br />This session will be a presentation of LaGuardia Community College's virtual career center bridging existing...
Your Goals<br />Reasons for choosing this session?<br />What do you want to take back to your respective campuses?<br />
About LaGuardia Community College<br />Located in Western Queens, New York City<br />Part of The City University of New Yo...
About LaGuardia’s Career Services – Pre 2008<br />Decentralized services<br />Employment		<br />Internships<br />Advisemen...
History – Strategic Planning<br />	Improve Student Success<br />2007 – 2008 Strategic Plan <br />Academic Goal: 6.1.14<br ...
History to Reality<br />Executive Career Development Committee is formed<br />Committee represented all divisions<br />Sha...
Virtual Career Services - Trends <br />Job Search<br /><ul><li>Resume preparation & </li></ul>revision<br /><ul><li>Job se...
Interview training</li></ul>Web Presence <br /><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
Digital Portfolios
Virtual worlds (Ex: Second Life) </li></ul>Counseling/Coaching<br />Text-Chat<br />Video/Phone conferencing<br />Assessmen...
eSolution: LaGuardia eCareer<br />LaGuardia eCareer (www.lagcc.cuny.eud/ecareer)<br />A virtual career center designed esp...
Creation of eCareer<br />
eCareer Developmental Phases<br />
eDemonstration<br />
eCareer Landing Page<br />Access to both tools <br />Explanation -Teaser <br />Choose either the eCareer Plan or eCareer C...
eCareer Central<br />Answers to three main student questions<br />Student videos<br />Current news and announcements<br />...
eCareer Plan<br />Interactive interface and current<br />Steps done developmentally <br />Create a personalized plan built...
eCareer Plan: Pacing<br />Log-in <br />before <br />you start classes.<br />Start working on  these sections in your first...
Developments<br />Since Spring 2009: <br /><ul><li>Tabled 25 student events
1,663 students answered technology survey
73% use Facebook (N=1,208)
43% use eMail (N=721)
33% text on mobile (N=549)
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This session will be a presentation of LaGuardia Community College\’s virtual career center bridging existing career services and providing students with a framework for career planning.  Join us for a demonstration of eCareer Central (website) and eCareer Plan (a career planning application).

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La Guardias Virtual Career Center Crma Conference June 23 2010

  1. 1. Explore, Engage, and Empower: 13th Biennial CRMA ConferenceThursday, June 22, 2011 @ Simmons College, Boston, MA<br />LaGuardia Community College’s Virtual Career Center<br />Leslie Camacho, M.S.Ed. <br />Assistant Director of Career Development<br />lcamacho@lagcc.cuny.edu<br />&<br />Yevgeniya (Yevi) Granovskaya, M.S.Ed. <br />Senior Career Counselor<br />ygranovskaya@lagcc.cuny.edu<br />
  2. 2. Welcome! <br />
  3. 3. Abstract<br />This session will be a presentation of LaGuardia Community College's virtual career center bridging existing career services and providing students with a framework for career planning.  Join us for a demonstration of eCareer Central (website) and eCareer Plan (a career planning application).<br />
  4. 4. Your Goals<br />Reasons for choosing this session?<br />What do you want to take back to your respective campuses?<br />
  5. 5. About LaGuardia Community College<br />Located in Western Queens, New York City<br />Part of The City University of New York - 23 institutions: 11 senior colleges, six community colleges<br />Serves New Yorkers and immigrants from 163 countries<br />50 majors and four certificate programs <br />Total enrollment in 2009 was 17,028 for credit students<br />55% are full-time students; 45% are part-time students<br />55% of students receive some type of financial assistance<br />
  6. 6. About LaGuardia’s Career Services – Pre 2008<br />Decentralized services<br />Employment <br />Internships<br />Advisement & counseling <br />Library (stacks & online) <br />Transfer center <br />New student orientation<br />Special programming for targeted populations<br />Example: College Discovery (HEOP),COPE, ASAP, Disability Services<br />Career Development Center<br />Serves non-credit students only (ACE)<br />
  7. 7. History – Strategic Planning<br /> Improve Student Success<br />2007 – 2008 Strategic Plan <br />Academic Goal: 6.1.14<br />“Develop and implement a comprehensive career development system. To improve the effectiveness of career development programs and services. Implement e-Career and evaluate.”<br />
  8. 8. History to Reality<br />Executive Career Development Committee is formed<br />Committee represented all divisions<br />Share knowledge & resources<br />Learn about best practices<br />Review colleges, locally and nationally, e-Services<br />Discuss how to create links from office to office<br />Identify gaps to build a seamless process<br />
  9. 9. Virtual Career Services - Trends <br />Job Search<br /><ul><li>Resume preparation & </li></ul>revision<br /><ul><li>Job search strategies
  10. 10. Interview training</li></ul>Web Presence <br /><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  11. 11. Digital Portfolios
  12. 12. Virtual worlds (Ex: Second Life) </li></ul>Counseling/Coaching<br />Text-Chat<br />Video/Phone conferencing<br />Assessment<br />Computer or program based<br />Career Research<br />Market outlook, salary, etc. <br />
  13. 13. eSolution: LaGuardia eCareer<br />LaGuardia eCareer (www.lagcc.cuny.eud/ecareer)<br />A virtual career center designed especially for degree/credit students that <br />offers two career tools:<br />eCareer Central – Website to find relevant career information and links to pre-existing career services on campus.<br />Highlighted Features: Student videos, Career calendar,& Monthly Career Spotlight<br />eCareer Plan – Interactive application where students can learn the steps to successful career planning & create a personalized career plan. <br />Highlighted Features: Points of reflections, Individuated career information & Key ideas<br />
  14. 14. Creation of eCareer<br />
  15. 15. eCareer Developmental Phases<br />
  16. 16. eDemonstration<br />
  17. 17. eCareer Landing Page<br />Access to both tools <br />Explanation -Teaser <br />Choose either the eCareer Plan or eCareer Central<br />www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ecareer<br />
  18. 18. eCareer Central<br />Answers to three main student questions<br />Student videos<br />Current news and announcements<br />Monthly Career Spotlight<br />Links reviewed regularly<br />
  19. 19. eCareer Plan<br />Interactive interface and current<br />Steps done developmentally <br />Create a personalized plan built on self-exploration and knowledge seeking<br />Information saved for easy printing and editing<br />Log-in Required:<br />Faculty/Staff use GroupWise<br />Sample: <br />Username: ecareer<br />Password: ecareer2910<br />
  20. 20. eCareer Plan: Pacing<br />Log-in <br />before <br />you start classes.<br />Start working on these sections in your first semester.<br />Start working on these sections in your second and third semesters.<br />Use this section as needed. <br />
  21. 21. Developments<br />Since Spring 2009: <br /><ul><li>Tabled 25 student events
  22. 22. 1,663 students answered technology survey
  23. 23. 73% use Facebook (N=1,208)
  24. 24. 43% use eMail (N=721)
  25. 25. 33% text on mobile (N=549)
  26. 26. 24 consecutive monthly e-blasts sent
  27. 27. Conducted 11 in-class demonstrations
  28. 28. 584 Average number of hits per month
  29. 29. 165 Students attended Career Day Spring 2011; 74 Evaluations returned
  30. 30. 73.2% (N=52) attendees reported event help confirm their career interests
  31. 31. Faculty partnership has increased
  32. 32. 146 eCareer@lagcc.cuny.edu e-mails were received and responded to</li></li></ul><li>Lessons Learned <br />Quality assurance <br />Marketing<br />Curriculum integration<br />Assessment<br />
  33. 33. The Future of eCareer<br /><ul><li>Focus on assessment
  34. 34. Regular career day events
  35. 35. Build a Facebook page
  36. 36. Train peer leaders
  37. 37. Create a user guide & activities manual
  38. 38. Start a Career Club</li></li></ul><li>Recommendations <br />Set out clear goals<br />Use all resources available <br />Learn the language of technology<br />Build partners and allies<br />Plan ahead; Plan with committee; Plan with Students <br />Assess, then assess again<br />
  39. 39. Your Centers/Campus<br />What aspects of your career services would you like to enhance using technology? <br />
  40. 40. Q&A<br />
  41. 41. Thank You! <br />Leslie Camacholcamacho@lagcc.cuny.edu(718) 482-538<br />YeviGranovskayaygranovskaya@lagcc.cuny.edu(718) 482-5162<br />
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