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November 10, 2014



Nov. 13 National Academic Advising Association webinar

By Mike Lynch

The next National Academic Advising Association webinar for the fall semester is "Integrating Academic and Career Advising" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the K-State Student Union's Room 207.

Join us for a lively and timely conversation that will connect the dots of career readiness to academic advising as higher education continues to expand career development. Building upon the foundational knowledge that Joanne Damminger and Ken Hughey discussed in their webinar "Making career Advising Integral to Academic Advising," the international team of panelists in the new Web event will share their thoughts, experiences and practical application suggestions related to merging academic and career advising, student career readiness and exploration, how to market a major/career exploration to students, and more.

Academic advising personnel are encouraged to view Damminger and Hughey's foundational presentation, which covered applying career theories to advising; competencies needed for effective career advising; the advisor's role in facilitating students' academic and career planning; the advising process; and resources, activities, and interventions to enhance career advising.

These online events are brought to you by National Academic Advising Association's Career Advising Interest Group.

The moderator is David Spight, assistant dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. Panelists include: Heather Doyle, director of Student Support Services and Dalhousie University, Agricultural Campus, Truro NS Canada;Misti Dawn Steward, success coach at Florida State University; Patricia Griffin, director of Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center and assistant professor of communications studies at Fort Hays State University; Nikki Brown, coordinator of exploratory student advisement and career exploration at Fort Hayes State University; and Jeff Elliott, assistant director of arts and sciences advising at the  University of Tennessee.

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