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High School Counselors, Students|
Invited to Career Conference
MAILED: March 30, 1999|
High school counselors and high school student leaders are invited to the first-ever "Helping Students Create A Future They'll Love" conference May 3 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The free conference a skills and career exploration opportunity for high school counselors and prospective student leaders will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
"It's an opportunity for high school counselors and high school students to explore the whole process of career decision making," said Jeanne Sinz, director of Career Services at UW-Eau Claire. "We want to promote to students that we as universities and high schools can help them dream their dreams and then help them develop action plans to achieve those dreams."
Counselor participants will discuss how to help students prepare for the changing work world; receive tips for helping students identify education and career goals; talk with university students about college life and their own career path development; and receive information on workforce trends. Counselors also will have lunch with Chancellor Donald Mash and members of the Academic and Career Services staff.
High school counselors are asked to bring two to four sophomores or juniors to the conference.
It's important for high school students to understand that the work world is changing, Sinz said. Employers today are most interested in hiring people who have skills such as communication, creativity, problem solving and the ability to work independently but also as part of a team, she said.
The conference will help students who already have developed some of those skills to understand how they can build on them and identify new skills to be learned, Sinz said.
Student participants can learn to enhance their leadership; complete a personal skills assessment; get tips from university students on choosing a school, major and identifying career goals that match their interests; and receive information about the changing work world. Student activities will be hands-on and will include a "college lunch" experience.
The registration deadline is April 12. Limited seats are available so requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
UW-Eau Claire's Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Admissions, Academic and Career Services, and University Centers and Programs will sponsor the conference.
For more information, call Julie Severson at (715) 836-5206.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 30, 1999