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Thursday, November 7 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Wait, I don’t just become CEO of a Fortune 500 company? Helping students’ gain foundational skills for the academic to workforce transition

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Over 70% of Gen Z students report they want to start their own business after graduation. To achieve that career ambition, the majority of these digital native students will be starting out in smaller businesses or entrepreneurial ventures, which have different needs, skill requirements, and diverse economic viewpoints than traditional large corporate environments. What role can the library play to equip students with the foundational skills they need for academic and professional success? Entrepreneurial success depends on understanding business needs surrounding interpersonal, leadership and communication skills across a variety of workplace environments. This session will discuss the real-world professional skills, from data literacy to social entrepreneurship, that are in high demand as students make the transition from campus to career success. • How can the library support the teaching of practical ‘soft skills’ needed for entrepreneurship and business growth at all levels? • What resources are needed to support these essential skills as students’ transition from campus to the workplace? • How to connect the wider campus with business resources?

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Reiter

Lauren Reiter

Business Librarian, Penn State University Libraries
Lauren Reiter is a Business Librarian as Penn State and serves as liaison to the departments of Finance, Risk Management, and Economics.
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Corey Seeman

Director, Kresge Library Services, University of Michigan
Corey Seeman is the Director of Kresge Library Services of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The unit has recently undergone a great transformation from a traditional library to an electronic-only library service group with the completion of the Ross Construction... Read More →
avatar for Jason Sokoloff

Jason Sokoloff

Head, Foster Business Library, University of Washington
avatar for Kristi Ward

Kristi Ward

Director, Library Editorial, SAGE Publishing


Thursday November 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel