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Presented at the 14 th national conference on students in transition by scott wymer

Improved Transitions—IT Solution to Establish, Communicate and Assess School-Prescribed Development Activities

Presented at the

14th National Conference on Students in Transition

by Scott Wymer

Data180 Co-Founder,

Assoc. Professor, Morehead St. Univ.


Overview

Overview

  • Student activities that lead to success

  • A model for schools to lead students to success

  • Motivating students to archive activities

  • Using the process to improve students’ success

  • eResume180/Student180 - A tool to guide and facilitate this process


Activities that matter to employers

Activities that Matter to Employers

  • Communications Skills

  • Teamwork

  • Analytical Skills

  • Innovativeness

  • Computer Skills

  • Leadership Skills

*Taken from NACE, “Job Choices 2007” Survey


Student activities in the college experience that lead to successful transitions

Student Activities in the College Experience that Lead to Successful Transitions

  • Curricular Activities

    • Guided and managed for students by academic departments and academic resources on campus

    • Clear guidelines of expectations and success criteria

    • Tools available for tracking success

      • Curricula check sheets

      • Transcripts

  • Co-Curricular Activities

    • Often there is no single, clear guiding University resource guiding non-curricular areas

    • Very few tools available for tracking success

    • No clear guidelines for success


A model for schools to effectively lead students to success through tracking of student activities

A Model for Schools to Effectively Lead Students to Success Through Tracking of Student Activities

  • Determine activities important to students’ successful transitions

  • Communicate these activities to students

  • Provide a process for capturing student activities

  • Motivate students to accurately and consistently archive and track these activities

  • Assess student progress & the effectiveness of the process

  • Provide interim direction and guidance to students


Student 180 eresume 180 documenting student activities and assessing progress

Student180 / eResume180 : Documenting Student Activities and Assessing Progress

  • Web based application that provides a tool and a systematic process for capturing student co-curricular activities

  • The school sees Student180, an application to help them configure a process for capturing and reporting on student activities

  • Students see eResume180, a full resume and portfolio building software

  • Collection and reporting processes, and the data, are shared between the two applications.


A model for schools to effectively lead students to success through tracking of student activities1

A Model for Schools to Effectively Lead Students to Success Through Tracking of Student Activities

  • Determine activities important to students’ successful transitions

  • Communicate these activities to students

  • Provide a process for capturing student activities

  • Motivate students to accurately and consistently archive and track these activities

  • Assess student progress & the effectiveness of the process

  • Provide interim direction and guidance to students

( Bolded Items are those that the Student180 / eResume180 facilitates )


Student 180 the school s activity tracking tool

Student180 – The School’s Activity Tracking Tool

  • Communicates desired development areas for student success

  • Assesses student progress and allows academic and career advisors to provide guidance

  • Generates co-curricular transcripts

  • Provides a tool for student guidance and retention

  • Fosters academic and career success

  • Conveys to students and parents the school’s interest in student success and career opportunities


Eresume 180 the students side of the tool

eResume180 – The Students’ Side of the Tool

  • A full featured online resume software that students can see the immediate value of for their transition from academia to a career.

  • Students input activities as they would in a resume and portfolio

  • Students tag activities according to school-prescribed areas of development

  • Beyond a resume it also:

    • Creates an ePortfolio,

    • Creates a Co-Curricular Transcript,

    • Allows for validation of activities and portfolio items,

    • Generates self-assessment reports to measure personal growth based upon university defined criteria

    • Provides a job application tracking component


Motivation focusing on the goal of a career derived their college experience

Motivation - Focusing on the goal of a career derived their college experience

  • Start students their first year with activity collection that builds a resume

  • Students are aware from the start of their college experience of:

    • The need to build professional skills, attitudes and activities

    • The value of participating in, and documenting their activities both in and out of the classroom

    • The value of a well structured and complete resume

  • Students are more prepared for applications for co-ops, internships and other work experiences


Eresume 180 an alumni tracking tool

eResume180 - An Alumni Tracking Tool

  • Students can continue to use eResume180as a professional resume tool after graduation

  • Alumni can elect to report their career data collected in the software to their Alma Mater

  • Schools would have access to their former students’ career data and contact information from their resume.


Demonstration of student180 features

Demonstration of Student180 Features

  • Tagging of activities based upon school-prescribed criteria

  • Separation of data and resumes

  • Input of activities

  • Resume building

  • Reports


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