Marianna Savoca, director of the Career Center at Stony Brook University, is one of three speakers in a live webinar hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, “From College to a Career: How College Can Prepare Students for the Workplace, which will be held on Wednesday, September 13, at 2 pm.
This hour-long webinar will highlight the skills employers are looking for in the workplace and how colleges can help students develop those skills. It will also discuss some key findings from a recent survey and report conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education and Maguire Associates, focusing on “what graduates need to succeed” in the labor market.
Participants will learn:
- The fields where employers believe colleges are doing a good job training students, and where they think colleges are falling short — and why
- The skills that employers value most
- How colleges can leverage on-campus experiences to help train hard skills and soft skills among students
The two other webinar speakers are Scott Carlson, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Sean Gallagher, a professor from Northeastern University.