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The 2019 OCDA conference was held on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea. The theme of this year’s conference was Inclusion in Career Services.

Below is a summary of our speakers and their presentations.

This year we had the pleasure of honoring four award winners during our lunch at the conference.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award Winners: Vincent Consiglio and Logan Vess

Outstanding New Professional Award Winner: Ramascus Abdul Dollar

Bob Windle Leadership Award Winner: Dr. Kim Gilliam

Dr. Kathy Evans, NCDA President-Elect, was our Keynote presenter. Her presentation, “Social Justice, Social Action, and Breaking Barriers in Career Practice,” was designed to empower career practitioners to become active in combatting oppression in the world of work.  

Dr. Nina Talley, Director of Career Services at Wilmington College, discussed identifying and cultivating soft skill development for Generation Z through internships.

Nancy Ronevich, Director of Career Services at Franciscan University of Steubenville, presented on Type Functions, both introverted and extroverted, and how they work together to give us balance and a better understanding of how introversion and extraversion affect the functions.  

Doanise Thompson and Caitlin Conrad, both Career Coaches at The Ohio State University, discussed how to become a more inclusive career practitioner and how to evaluate self, biases, attitude and beliefs.

Franceska Jones, Career Coordinator at Notre Dame College, and Elizabeth Presley, Certified Career Coach at Notre Dame College, presented on a new model for higher education, with a strong connection between the Career Services office and their Academic Support Center for Students with Disabilities.

Katie Flanigan, Career Advisor at Baldwin Wallace University, and Gabriela Mendicino, Career Communities Engagement Coordinator at Baldwin Wallace University, discussed modern barriers that are essential to understand in order to help undergraduate students reach their potential. 

Bethani Burkhart, Director of Career and Academic Development at Hiram College, and Leigh Mascolino, Director of Career Development at Ohio Wesleyan University, presented on tangible career-based activities and their related career theories.

Upcoming events

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Starbucks in the Barnes and Noble bookstore in the Tri-C Metro Campus Center | 2900 Community College Ave., Cleveland OH 44115
    Register


    Save the date! We are launching "Coffee Chats" within OCDA as a way for members and interested career professionals to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. In September, we will be holding 3 meetups simultaneously in Columbus, Cleveland & Dayton. 
    The topic for our coffee chat is: "Strategies for Engaging Employers & Alumni". Come join your fellow career services professionals in your area to discuss best practices and techniques.  
    Snacks provided! 
    We look forward to seeing everyone! 
     
    *Bring a friend! Pass this invite along to other career services professionals, membership in OCDA is NOT required.

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Proto BuildBar | 534 E 1st St., Dayton OH
    Register


    Save the date! We are launching "Coffee Chats" within OCDA as a way for members and interested career professionals to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. In September, we will be holding 3 meetups simultaneously in Columbus, Cleveland & Dayton. 
    The topic for our coffee chat is: "Strategies for Engaging Employers & Alumni". Come join your fellow career services professionals in your area to discuss best practices and techniques.  
    Snacks provided! 
    We look forward to seeing everyone! 
     
    *Bring a friend! Pass this invite along to other career services professionals, membership in OCDA is NOT required.

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Downtown Stauf's | 350 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus OH
    Register



    Save the date! We are launching "Coffee Chats" within OCDA as a way for members and interested career professionals to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. In September, we will be holding 3 meetups simultaneously in Columbus, Cleveland & Dayton. 
    The topic for our coffee chat is: "Strategies for Engaging Employers & Alumni". Come join your fellow career services professionals in your area to discuss best practices and techniques.  
    Snacks provided! 
    We look forward to seeing everyone! 
     
    *Bring a friend! Pass this invite along to other career services professionals, membership in OCDA is NOT required.

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Ohio University: Dublin Center

    OCDA will be co-sponsoring the Total Internship Management Workshop in Dublin, Ohio on October 18th. This full-day workshop will provide you with a framework to create a meaningful and impactful internship program. For more information, please visit: https://internbridge.com/dublin/.

    Please use the discount code EARLY10 to save 10% by August 31st!

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 25 Oct 2019
    • Doubletree Hotel Cleveland East, OH

    NCDA Career Practitioner Institute
    "Practical Techniques and Strategies for Career Development Practitioners"
    October 25, 2019 (PDIs on Oct 24)
    Doubletree Hotel Cleveland East, OH
    Registration is Now Open:
    https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/cpinstitute

Past events

31 May 2019 2019 Spring Conference
20 Apr 2018 2018 Spring Conference
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