Throughout the academic year, CCWT hosts visiting scholar-practitioners active in the areas of career advising, labor market issues, and work-based learning in order to cultivate dialogue on these issues for students, staff and the broader community. In scheduling speakers for the Seminar Series, the Center aims to bring renowned scholars and respected practitioners to share their insights on research findings and policy developments that impact student employability and their career development.
CCWT’s spring calendar features a variety of interesting topics. Join these talented scholars and practitioners to hear the latest research and how to apply it to your work!
Monday, March 11th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Land Grant Institutions & the Opportunity of Post-Graduate Studies
Kara Woods Register Here
Land grant institutions are a pivotal piece to the opportunity for higher learning in America. In this webinar, we will look at the past, present, and future landscape of post-graduate opportunities at land grant institutions in three states; Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. The history and difference between 1862 and 1890 Morrill Act land grant institutions will be discussed as well as how internships, scholarships, and the end of affirmative action play a role in continued education.
empowHER: A Mentoring Program for Women in the WI Building Trades
Ericka Wills Register Here
This webinar introduces empowHER Wisconsin Women in the Building Trades, which was established in 2019 to normalize the role of, support, and retain women in the construction industry and recruit more women into union construction careers. The presenter will discuss the scholarship regarding mentoring as a key component of achieving this vision, discuss the collaborative process of designing and launching this empowHER mentoring program, and offer an activity to demonstrate the unique issues women in this industry face.
Racialized Poverty Among College Students: Intersecting with First-Generation College Students Status and Paid Internship Opportunities
Dr. Taewon Kim Register Here
Researchers and career counselors have become increasingly interested in understanding college students’ experiences of poverty and identifying the role of paid internship opportunities in poverty experiences based on structural, cultural, and historical dynamics. Drawing from data from CCWT, Dr. Kim will explain multidimensional poverty and display different structures and natures of poverty that college students experience across racial identities. She will also explain if first-generation college students are more vulnerable to racialized poverty and if paid internship opportunities would alleviate poverty experiences and provide reflection questions and future directions highlighting ways to support invisible student groups with intersecting identities.
Friday, April 26th
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm CST
DeafTEC Ready: Unlocking Potential Among Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students
Anderson Lee Register Here
For the deaf and hard-of-hearing, getting considered for employment opportunities is a longstanding challenge. In the tech industry, their participation is even less so. What accounts for their under-representation? How can employers seeking tech talent be engaged? Which approaches work better than others? Session attendees, especially career services professionals and any employers present, will learn about CompTIA’s partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf to certify and place deaf and hard-of-hearing students into paid training-related roles. Obstacles, setbacks, and successes will be shared, and as approaches continue to be developed as well as tried, session attendees will also be invited to share their experiences in a collegial and open setting.