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Conference At-a-Glance

Building Bridges: Ideas to Implementation

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 

11:00-5:00

Registration Open


12:00-2:00

Employer Site Visits


2:30-2:50

Presentation Moderator/Volunteer Meeting


3:00 - 3:15pm

Conference Kickoff


3:15-4:45pm

Roundtable Discussions

  • Best Practices for Technology Usage in Employer Development
  • New to NCACE? Now What?
  • Engaging Early Talent with On-the-Job High Impact Practices
  • AMA: Recruiter Edition
  • Painting a Clearer Picture: Using Canvas to Provide Students with Strong Career Resources
  • Bookend to Bookend: Bridging an Intentional Collaboration with Undergraduate Admissions Right from the Get-Go
  • Global Storytelling: Advancing International Students’ and Immigrants’ Interview Readiness using Chat GPT and a Strengths-Based Approach
  • "What's Your Why?: Having Powerful Conversations With Students Considering Graduate School"
  • The Deacon Dash podcast
  • Building Bridges between the Classroom and Careers: The Implementation of a Professional and Career Development Course
  • Higher Education to Corporate: A Career Pivot
  • Small School, Big Employer Relations: Scaling Programming to Maximize Engagement
  • Connecting to Empower Graduate Students' Career Development: The Accelerate to Industry (A2i) Initiative
  • Innovate, Implement, Ignite: A Blueprint for Building Impactful Networking, Mentorship and Professional Development Experiences
  • Managing in the Middle
  • Social Media's Impact on DEIB Initiatives
  • NEXT AVL: Using Mentorship to Build Bridges Between College Students & Career Opportunities in Asheville
  • From Seed to Gigabration: First Generation Micro-Internship and Membership Program

5:15-6:00pm

New Member Meet + Greet


6:00-8:00pm

Networking Dinner/Dinner on Your Own

2023-2024 Mentor Program Dinner


8:00-9:30pm

Social Activity: Haunted Cotton Exchange Ghost Tour


8:30 - 11:00pm 

Hospitality Suite Opens


THURSDAY, MAY 16 

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Katie Geise Memorial Walk - Riverwalk


7:30-9:00am

Registration Open


8:00-9:00am

Breakfast

Mentor Program 2024-2025 and NC A-Lister Meet Ups at Breakfast


9:00-10:30am

Opening Keynote - The Future is Now: Implementing AI in the Early Career Landscape


10:45-11:45am

Breakout Sessions

  • Leveraging Connections: Insights from a Well-Attended Career Development Week (Audience: Colleges & Employers)
  • It's Giving Career Resilience: Supporting Underserved Student Populations through Employer Engagement (Audience: Colleges & Employers)
  • More Scale, More Impact: Leveraging LMS to Elevate Career Development and Readiness (Audience: Colleges)
  • Exploration Programs: Starting Early to Build a Talent Pipeline (Audience: Colleges & Employers)
  • Building Bridges and Removing Barriers - Infusing Play into Purposeful Programming (Audience: Colleges & Employers)

12:00-1:30pm

Lunch, NCACE Business Meeting, Awards


1:45-2:45pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Navigating Tomorrow: An AI-Powered Career Services Workshop (Audience: Colleges & Employers)
  • Leveraging Alumni Relationships in Career Services: Strategies for Building the Bridge (Audience: Colleges)
  • Lights! Camera! Action: Helping Students Navigate the Career Search in Sports and Entertainment Industries (Audience: Colleges)
  • Data in Career Services: Data Collection, Cleaning, Analysis, Interpretation, and Presentation (Audience: Colleges)
  • Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Empowering Student Voice, Community and Collaboration in Career Development (Audience: Colleges & Employers)

3:00-4:00pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Building Bright Futures: A Blueprint for Successful Student-Employer Networking Events (Audience: Colleges & Employers)
  • Supporting Neurodivergent Career Seekers through Decompression Spaces and Clear Communication (Audience: Colleges & Employers)
  • Unleashing the Power of Data: A Brief Intro to Different Statistical Platforms (Audience: Colleges)
  • Employer Career Centers with ChatGPT: Revolutionizing Student Support (Audience: Colleges)
  • Unlocking Success: Strategies for Effective early Talent Programs and Conversion (Audience: Employers)

4:30-5:30pm

DEI Mixer


5:30-7:30pm

Networking Dinners/Dinner on Your Own


7:30-9:00pm

President's Reception


9:00-11:00pm

Hospitality Suite Opens

FRIDAY, MAY 17

8:00 - 9:00am

Breakfast

 

8:30-9:30am

Director's Breakout


9:00-10:00a.m.

Employer Expo


10:00-10:30am

Hotel Checkout


10:30 - 11:30am

Employer Panel


11:30 - 12:00pm

Deep Dive with Employer Panel/Conference Closing

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