Workshop focusing on careers in higher education

Considering a career in higher education? Learn more about the industry from current professionals during an upcoming workshop sponsored by the Office of Career Development.

“Tapping Talent” will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Miley Hall, Room 012. Prior registration through Career Hub is appreciated but not required.

The workshop will be led by Caitlin Bailey, assistant director of career development, and Katie Bell, student employment specialist, who will share their experiences and advice on breaking into the field.

A term often used by higher education professionals, “tapping talent” refers to how their careers came about. Many people who enter the field do so because someone at their undergraduate institution “tapped” them, suggesting that they would be a great higher education administrator, be perfect for an admissions office or would be a natural as a conduct officer.

The workshop was inspired by the Tapping Talent website, a grassroots project that aims to increase the number of undergraduate students of color who choose higher education as an industry to work in after they graduate.

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