Student Employability Conference 2018 (Event ideas (Boot camp (Networking,…
Student Employability Conference 2018
second planning meeting ideas
Key professional associations and discipline specific
Current industry speaker
Looking back, what do you wish you had done?
A student part-way through study, A student at the end of their studies, a recent graduate
panel of presenters
Evidenced based and research. Why is employability important and professional purpose
Key note presenter to open – high profile, engaging to higher and vocational levels, multi-discipline.
Re-inventing this idea
Prize draw for students filling out their employability map
passport/stamp gathering/Employability map with different stations on activities to enhance employability
Local council business networking groups?
WIL - 2-3 different stations representing different types of WIL at the University
Gather from Clare and Nicola
Study Abroad - Global experiences
Student Life - Volunteering
Employers aren't interested in these, ROI students attending don't actually end up being the candidates hired
Target audience will be there for education and information gathering - not necessarily ready to apply for jobs.
What to do in 1st year, 2nd year - breakouts
Diversity panel - LGBTIQ, Disability, International, ATSI
Rather than stand alone and "come to this session if..." these groups need to be covered in the mainstream activities for all for awareness raising and normalising the conversation
What can I do with my degree/qualification in...
Organisations who've shown interest
Focus to be on organisations who the University has partnerships with and can accommodate across multi-discipline and different award levels.
Cummins South Pacific
The Hacker Exchange
Teach for Australia
Performance Education Group
LXRA - Migrant/refugee programs
Patricia Kimtia - PAVE foundation and pathways
Collaborations and Partnerships
Sarah Cleveland, Janine Shearer?
Yuki Kojima, Catherine Thomas, Sev Ulus
Tom Evershed, Adrian Stanners
Purpose and Aims
Potential messages to students
Your future is now - don't leave it till you graduate
What you can do while studying to develop your employability
Define your preferred future.
Investigate your professional purpose - what it means for you - not specifically using the words professional purpose, but student language to represent the work that the professional purpose group is undertaking
Develop your employability while studying
2nd - penultimate year
Higher Education and Vocational Education
Learning objectives and impact measures
4.1.3 Explore how the skills, knowledge and attitudes acquired in one setting (eg, at school, at home, in the workplace and in the community) can be used in other settings.
5.2.7 Explore a variety of work alternatives (eg, volunteering, full-time employment, contracting, consulting, and entrepreneurship).
5.4.8 Create or adapt career goals and aspirations using relevant and accurate career-related information.
7.2.12 Create and engage in new work experiences (eg, at home, at school, at work and/or in the community) that build on your personal qualities and use your transferable skills.
7.4.14 Re-examine your networks and determine the relationships most helpful to your work search strategies.
7.4.4 Update your work search tools and the skills required to seek, obtain/create and maintain work (job application forms, resumes, portfolios, job interviewing, proposals, cover letters, etc).
2 hours approx
Other associations to approach:
EA - Engineering
CPA Australia - Accounting/Business
Keynote on Emerging Leader
Differentiating yourself and reflecting on your employability under the Emerging Leader program
Lunch and passport stations
Global opportunities/Study abroad
Acknowledgement to country
This will be Dependent on room availability
Needs to be appropriate for
30 minutes + 10 minutes question time (40 minutes)
Date: 6 September 2018
We may need to change this if we can't negotiate rooms
Consulted for experience - Katie E, Rob, Janet
Sabiha and Katie A - Marketing and Comms
Shirley Martinow - Support
Caroline DeGuingand - Lead
Manage bookings through SwinEmploy
Name tags for students with colour to determine boot camp or breakout sessions?