Experience Reimagined: Bridging Curriculum to Career for a Future-Ready Workforce
The Career Connections Center invites the UF community to its annual Faculty and Staff Career Symposium on April 28, 2023, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This year attendees will explore the many and varied connections between curriculum, career, and experiences inside and outside of the classroom that support student success. The symposium will highlight practices and partnerships in curricular and co-curricular spaces that encourage students to be curious, gain experience, and make connections needed for meaningful pursuits in work, citizenship, and life.
The Faculty and Staff Career Symposium is free to attend and will be hosted in the Career Connections Center. The event is open to all UF faculty and staff. A continental breakfast will be served. Registration is required. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alison Noonan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keynote Session: Leveraging Employment Trends to Prepare a Future-Ready Workforce
Jay Patel, Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The presentation will begin with a brief introduction of the BLS, followed by a dive into their Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program. The BLS will then present its Employment Projections data to illustrate the fastest-growing occupations, industries, and career pathways. After focusing on the available jobs, the presentation will pivot to the skills required to attain these jobs through the Occupational Requirement Survey data. The presentation will conclude with the BLS’s Occupational Handbook, bringing the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, Employment Projections, and Occupational Requirement Survey together in one accessible package.
Keynote Speaker Bio
Jay Patel graduated with a Master’s in Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2020. He joined the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in November 2021 and currently works as an Economist in the BLS Atlanta Regional Office of Economic Analysis and Information. Before joining BLS, Mr. Patel worked for the Small Business Administration in the Economic Injury and Disaster Loan program for COVID-19. and currently works as an Economist in the BLS Atlanta Regional Office of Economic Analysis and Information. Before joining BLS, Mr. Patel worked for the Small Business Administration in the Economic Injury and Disaster Loan program for COVID-19.
Call for Proposals
UF faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals to present breakout sessions during the symposium. These breakouts are intended to showcase best practices and feature ideas and models for others in the UF community to learn from, adapt, or emulate. Breakouts will be divided into faculty and staff tracks to guide attendees to sessions that align with their roles.
Please view the proposal submission form for guidelines and additional details. Submitters will be notified by March 17, 2023, whether your proposal has been accepted.
Submit a breakout session proposal by March 3, 2023, at 11:59 a.m.