Join us for the Career Services Association of CUNY (CSAC) Annual Conference.
Friday January 25, 2013
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
In 2011 CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein assembled a prestigious Task Force to study trends in the job market in New York City and issued a report on “Jobs for New York’s Future.” Members of the Task Force studied five industry groups and asked professionals for their recommendations about what is needed to prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow. Given that CUNY graduates represent an important component of the New York City workforce, industry leaders stressed the importance of collaborative programs with CUNY colleges and campus career centers to make sure that students are being trained with the skills needed to engage in the job search process and to meet the requirements of tomorrow’s jobs.
The Career Services Association of CUNY, the professional association of Directors of CUNY campus career service centers, is hosting this conference to disseminate information about the CUNY Jobs Report and to provide information from recruiters and interns from the five industries who are currently collaborating with campus career service offices and hiring CUNY students in those industries. Panelists will speak about trends in the industry and their thoughts about what campus career professionals can do to prepare good candidates for the workforce.
Learning outcomes for attendees: an increased level of confidence in assisting students in finding entry-level positions in the particular industry (based on panel selection) and an increased knowledge about how social media can be used in the job search.
8:30am - 9:30am Registration and Breakfast
9:30 am -10:30 am Welcome and Keynote and Q & A
Will Simpkins, Director, Center for Career & Professional Development, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Welcome)
Dr. Frank D. Sanchez, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, City University of New York (Remarks)
Zina Richardson, University Director of Career Development & Internships, City University of New York
Shayne Spaulding, Director of Workforce Development, City University of New York (Keynote)
Suri Duitch, University Assoc. Dean of Cont. Education, Deputy to the Sr. Univ. Dean for Academic Affairs, City University of New York (Keynote)
10:30am -10:40am Coffee Break
10:40am -12:15pm Panel Presentations and Q & A
Each panel will focus on an industry identified by the CUNY Jobs Task Force as of strategic importance to both the City University of New York and the New York City economy.
Panelists will include a recruiter, student, and other industry experts discussing campus recruiting practices, industry trends, and advice to professionals in preparing students for their careers.
*Finance, insurance, and accounting.
*Information technology (IT)
*Media and advertising
12:30pm - 2:00pm Networking Lunch and Keynote
“Teaching Social Media for Career Success”
Kevin Grubb, Assistant Director, Career Center Student Services, Villanova University and Social Media Consultant
*Please register below by January 18, 2013. Please be sure to click "Confirm registration" on the second page.
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