Regional ACE Webinar
Suited for Success:
A College to Career Lab for Women (A Case Study)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. CDT | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Sponsored by the North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities and the Davidson College Center for Career Development and Office of Multicultural Affairs, Suited for Success (SFS) is an alternative spring break program, implemented to promote the economic empowerment of women in collegiate settings. Designed to assist traditionally underrepresented women students (ethnic minorities and first generation college students) as they think critically and creatively about their passions, strengths, academic subjects of interest and post-graduation aspirations, students also learn to leverage the tools and social capital available to them within and beyond their college community. SFS dedicates four days to four important content areas: Strength assessment, the internship application process, professional development and culture, and awareness of gender-bias issues in the workforce. As the participants “suit up for success,” they learn the value of personal branding and presence (digital and in person), socially network and engage in thoughtful conversation with successful college alumnae, and ultimately complete the experience feeling more confident and competent about the self-assessment instruments and career exploration opportunities available to them at their host college.
This "case study" webinar will (a) include a program overview and model for collaboration between the Center for Career Development & Multicultural Affairs staff, (b) examine the benefits and challenges of launching a pilot program, and (c) end with a discussion of best practices and opportunities for future programming.
Assistant Director for Career Development
Tiffany Waddell is the Assistant Director for Career Development at Davidson College. She has coached hundreds of budding young professionals on how to create strategic action plans for academic and career-related goals. She is passionate about people development and helping others identify how their unique skills and interests can add value to professional relationships, organizations, and the world. Affectionately known for her “tough love” approach to coaching and people development, she is an avid connector of people and ideas. She also loves soy chai lattes, event planning, fashion, and a good book! Skilled in creative workshop development/facilitation, event planning and management, and creative writing, Tiffany also maintains a career coaching & style blog geared toward young professionals. Waddell received both her BA and MA from Wake Forest University.
Regional ACE webinars are designed specifically to meet the professional development needs of Regional ACE members, but participation is open to anyone who wishes to register.