• This session aims at connecting the dots between the classroom and placement.
  • The session highlights ways to bring “Placement” to the forefront as a Campus- wide initiative.
  • If that’s not already your process, we will explore ways to make “Placement” everyone business at your campus.

CAMPUS BUY-IN
PLACEMENT: The Ultimate Report Card of a Campus.

Students will generally forget about what occurred during school, so long as at the end, they land “Job”.

Otherwise; nothing has worked. It was a waste of their time. They learned nothing, and we were terrible. All of us! (Every department, from admissions to placement)

Placement can no longer be at the tail-end of our process, but a moving target throughout.

TOP 3 PLACEMENT CHALLENGES
Students Rational

  • Not enough experience.

(No one wants to hire me. They say, “I lack experience”)

  • The skills you taught me are outdated.

(The equipment I learned from are outdated)

  • They expect me to know everything.

(No one wanted to train me, so they fired me.)

TOP 3 PLACEMENT CHALLENGES
Our Reality

  • LIFE SKILLS
  • LIFE SKILLS
  • LIFE SKILLS

WORD FROM A GES (Graduate Employment Specialist)

From a Graduate Employment/Career Services or Placement Specialist’s point of view.

What’s in the Metrics?

  • Using a basic physiological test as to WHY.
  • The “WHY” is the biggest question because it is self serving.
  • If it’s a why with passion and commitment, then you will have a vector as to the chance of the student’s success and subsequent placement.
  • Need or want?
  • $$$/hour – metric
  • How long is the average person unemployed for?
  • What’s the bilingual trap – there are enough clients to go around!
  • An explanation of the Best student, Student best teacher anecdote – further clarification of why this doesn’t work if they don’t have the soft skills to pull it off in the interview.
  • ATS – TMAY – STAR+L exciting things that they need to understand and be able to do if they wish to succeed.
  • WHY

THE ACADEMIC’S PARTNERSHIP

ACADEMIC DEAN’S BEST PRACTICE.

ACADEMIC’S INVOLVEMENT

  • Academic’s role in placement.
  • Tracking Extern to hire with Program Directors and Extern Coordinators.
  • Neuroscience, dealing with body language – Confidence.

Best Practices #1

PATHWAY TO PLACEMENT (P2P)

The Pathway to Placement is Concorde’s professional development process for ensuring that all graduates are personally prepared to pursue successful employment in a rewarding healthcare profession.

We believe that professional development is predicated on a strong relationship between the student, their faculty, and Student Affairs associates.

That relationship must be established early in a student’s matriculation. Focus on developing the behaviors and interpersonal/communication skills required to enter into, and succeed in the student’s chosen profession.

Best Practices #2

Bring Selected and Big Employer Groups on Campus on a quarterly basis to hand pick their best externs, via a crafted interview process.

Make it a big deal and let students know that employers wants the best of the best.

Best Practices #3

Professional Days: Students dressed up as they would for an office/professional job.

Setup to interview with Staff and Faculty.

Provide immediate feedback to student and address areas of opportunities.

Watch Full Powerpoint Available here: PLACEMENT STARTS IN THE CLASSROOM.