Join us on April 18th, 2023, from 9:00 to 10:30 AM as we discuss how to foster diversity, equity and belonging for first-generation students. Panelists include Brittney Collins with Common App (formerly with the Indiana Higher Education Commission); Alex DeLonis, the Director of Financial Aid at Wabash College; Wendy Beesley, an Expert Guidance Coach for the NASPA Center for First-Generation Student Success (formerly Assistant Dean for Student Success at SUNY Ulster County Community College); and Dr. Martina Martin, the Director of Expert Guidance for the NASPA Center for First-Generation Student Success and Associate Director of Student Transitions and Family Programs: First-Generation and Off-Campus Student Services at University of Kentucky.
Part of the Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Belonging through Career Development Series
Campuses and employers are learning to understand the importance of inclusive spaces, events, and language, but are these inclusion efforts resulting in a sense of belonging for the students? To help us answer this question as we navigate 2022-2023 academic year, CDPI (Career Development Professionals of Indiana) and CCCC (College Career Center Consortium of Indiana) are joining forces to continue the ongoing series "Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Belonging through Career Development."
Six-sessions are planned for the year with speakers and discussions about underserved student populations, including Latinx, International, Queer, Black, Veterans, and First-Generation students. Each session will have:
· Speaker(s) knowledgeable about the unique needs of the student population,
· A discussion about available resources for both coaches and students,
· Insight into how to prepare students to navigate the realities of inequitable workspace.
These sessions will be geared toward equipping coaches, advisors, student workers, and other campus staff or faculty with the skills and resources they need to serve these populations. This session counts toward the six available toward the Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Belonging through Career Development Certificate.