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Engaging Freshmen for an EPICS Adventure. Prepared for: 26 th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience Addison, TX February 19, 2007. Presented by: Katie Kennealy, Assistant Director The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our Student Affairs Challenges.

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Engaging freshmen for an epics adventure

Engaging Freshmen for an EPICS Adventure

Prepared for:26th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience

Addison, TX

February 19, 2007

Presented by:Katie Kennealy, Assistant Director

The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Our student affairs challenges

Our Student Affairs Challenges

  • Engage students early and keep them involved throughout their college experience

  • Build collaborations with academic colleagues

  • Raise visibility of student affairs as a resource and a partner around campus

  • Challenge students to be planful and intentional

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


An opportunity early intervention with incoming students

An Opportunity: Early Intervention with Incoming Students

  • Re-engineering of New Student Orientation

  • University-wide, first-year experience initiative, tied into the general campus mission (University 101)

  • Offered at the College or Academic Department level

  • Student Affairs can be a resource and partner

    An opportunity is seized!

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Academic collaboration university 101 the career center

Academic CollaborationUniversity 101 & The Career Center

  • 2003-04 University 101 Subcommittee that identified U101 goals and recommended content as well as implementation strategies

  • 2004-05 University 101 Implementation Subcommittee charged with coordinating college-level implementation and supporting content development

  • 2005-06 Pilot year for University 101 across campuses, and our EPICS career modules!

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Unique powerful career solution

Unique & Powerful Career Solution

Engaging & interactive for students

Online – Web-based

24/7 accessibility to students

Student language

Non-traditional, unique approach

Cutting-edge

Developmental

Planful (intentional)

Action Oriented

Empowers colleague partnerships

Create outreach opportunities

Academically rigorous

Strong theoretical foundation

Self-contained / targeted to our audience

Easily applicable to all academic disciplines and student readiness levels

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Welcome to

Welcome to:

Discover your destination…Learn how to get there!

Proudly Presented by:The Career Center at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign715 South Wright StreetChampaign, IL 61820

Phone: (217) [email protected] 2006, The Career Center @ UIUC


The epics team

The EPICS Team

  • Content experts

    • Three career center professionals

  • Career consultant with technology experience

  • Tech support

    • Student programmer

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Guiding components for epics

Guiding Components for EPICS

  • Theoretical Foundation

  • Technology Solution

  • Action Orientation

  • Collaborative Process

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Theoretical foundation

Theoretical Foundation

  • Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT)

    • concept of personal agency related to self-efficacy, outcome expectations and personal goals

  • Cognitive Information Processing (CIP)

    • framework to describe career decision making

  • John Holland’s Career Theory

    • identify interests and match to academic environments

  • Need-based Website Design

    • build into the technology a dialog that mirrors interactions of students with counselor

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Technology solution

Technology Solution

  • Reach computer savvy students

  • Engage students 24/7-- day or night

  • Provide initial career exploration and resources in a cost and staff effective manner

  • Visibility and accessibility of our office’s resources and services

  • Ability to gather and analyze aggregate user information

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Action orientation

Action Orientation

  • Career Coaching perspective– begin with the end in view, focus on outcomes and action

  • Built in commitment to action

  • Connect students with resources based on expressed needs

  • Printable results that summarize action commitments and next steps

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cross campus collaboration

Cross-Campus Collaboration

  • Creating Opportunity

    • Provost Office

    • University 101 Sub-Committee

  • Developing Content & Structure

    • Career Services Council – UIUC coordinated career services offices

    • Academic Advisors

    • The Illinois Leadership™ Center

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cross campus collaboration1

Cross-Campus Collaboration

  • Empowering Facilitators

    • Office of Minority Student Affairs

    • Liberal Arts & Sciences General Curriculum

    • Liberal Arts & Sciences / Global Studies

    • Principal’s Scholars Step Up Program

  • Engaging Colleges – a few highlights

    • Applied Health Sciences

    • Aviation

    • Communication

    • Education

    • Engineering

    • Liberal Arts & Sciences

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The epics trio content

The EPICS Trio - Content

  • Interest Explorer

    • Introduces students to a key aspect of making successful career choices – understanding their interests

  • Competency Builder

    • Presents students with five skills that apply to all majors and careers

  • Dream Resume Builder

    • Introduces students to a wide range of experiences that can form an impressive future resume

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The epics trio structure

The EPICS Trio - Structure

  • Each module has three parts:

    • Online student activity

    • Printable results

    • Supporting instructor/facilitation resources

  • All are available on the EPICS website www.epics.uiuc.edu

  • Brief Demonstration

    • Competency Builder & Instructor Facilitation Guides

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Epics login

EPICS Login

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


My epics student activities

My EPICS – Student Activities

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Competency builder learning outcomes

Competency Builder – Learning Outcomes

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb brainstorming

CB – Brainstorming

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb brainstorm help

CB – Brainstorm Help

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb self estimates

CB – Self Estimates

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb immediate brainstorming feedback

CB – Immediate Brainstorming Feedback

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb immediate self estimate feedback

CB – Immediate Self-Estimate Feedback

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb next step commitment

CB – Next Step Commitment

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb next step selection

CB – Next Step Selection

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb summary review

CB Summary – Review

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb summary reflect

CB Summary – Reflect

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cb summary commit to action

CB Summary – Commit to Action

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Instructor resources

Instructor Resources

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Instructor guidelines

Instructor Guidelines

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Instructor classroom guides

Instructor Classroom Guides

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Competency builder guide sample

Competency Builder Guide Sample

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Current usage

Current Usage

  • Data Collection in EPICS

    • Usage as of 2/9/07:

    • 4142 unique users

      • Interest Explorer: 2684

      • Competency Builder: 1854

      • Dream Resume Builder: 818

      • Instructors: 36

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Epics total users by category

EPICS Total Users by Category

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Epics users by class

EPICS Users by Class

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Epics users by college

EPICS Users by College

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


How students heard about epics modules

How Students Heard about EPICS Modules

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Student impressions fall 2006

Student Impressions-Fall 2006

  • Outcomes (Y VM; Y & SW) As a result of EPICS, I…

    • 52% Used career resources on campus

    • 51% Sought further assistance in my career exploration

    • 62% Followed some of the suggestions that EPICS gave me for future exploration

  • Satisfaction (Y VM; Y & SW)

    • 88% My overall experience with EPICS was positive

    • 78% I would refer others to use the EPICS program

    • 68% EPICS helped me strategically plan for academic and career success

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Student self identified learning outcomes

Student Self-Identified Learning Outcomes

  • “Giving me, a freshman, a wake-up call to say, “hey, the job hunt process is not as far down the road as you think.”

  • “It helped me to focus my thoughts on what I had to do now for the future. I was unsure if I wanted to stay in my major, but now I am confident that I made the right choice. Once I felt confident, I began to really enjoy my classes.”

  • “It raised my awareness towards my need to build up my resume starting right from the beginning my freshman year.”

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Engaging freshmen for an epics adventure

From the Numbers to the Big Picture:

What we’ve learned…

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Collective action

Collective Action

  • Collaborations – we don’t have all the expertise!

    • Career

    • Academic

    • Technology

  • Empowerments – we can’t do it all!

    • Students

    • Instructors

    • Advisors

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Effectively seize new opportunities

Effectively Seize New Opportunities

  • Using University 101 as a stimulus, we will expand to a 4-year model

  • Providing resources for academic advising, diversity programs, and other counseling settings

  • Enhancing relationships by providing feedback to academic colleges and departments

  • Bringing additional resources to The Career Center - We’ve caught our Provost’s attention for this program!

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Because your career is a journey

Because your career is a journey…

From which great stories may be told!

Proudly Presented by:The Career Center at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign715 South Wright StreetChampaign, IL 61820

Phone: (217) [email protected] 2006, The Career Center @ UIUC


Try epics for yourself

Try EPICS for Yourself!

  • Sign the request sheet

  • Include: Name and email

  • Two week guest log-in, Feb. 21- Mar. 2, 2007

  • Log-in: first initial and last name

  • Password: epicsdemo

  • Be sure to check the “Guest Login” box!

EPICS  2007 The Career Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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