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UF Faculty and Staff Symposium

July 7, 2022

Experience Reimagined: Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ivy Munoko, Assistant Professor, Warrington College of Business,

The Importance of AI Literacy for Students Entering the Workforce

We hope you will join us on July 7, 2022 for our annual UF Faculty & Staff Career Symposium. The Symposium will center key emerging trends that impact students’ workforce readiness and the role faculty and staff play in preparing UF students for the future of work. This year’s event will provide opportunities to learn from and engage with others to explore the increasing role of artificial intelligence across job functions, connecting career and curriculum, how to be a part of C3’s work to ensure students’ career readiness, and more!


12:30 – 1:15 PM – Registration & Check-In

1:15 – 1:25 PM – Welcome: Ja’Net Glover, Senior Director of Career Connections Center

1:25 – 2:10 PMKeynote Speaker: Dr. Ivy Munoko, The Importance of AI Literacy for Students Entering the Workforce

Speaker Bio: Ivy is an Assistant Professor at the Fisher School of Accounting, Warrington College of Business. Her research focus is on the use of Artificial Intelligence for Auditing and Forensics, and its impact on the decision-making of professionals. She has over seven years of combined experience in several corporate roles, including, an IT Project Manager, Systems Auditor, and Automation Specialist. She has presented her research to various bodies, including US and International Regulators who are exploring the ethical implications of using Artificial Intelligence for Auditing and Forensics. 

Key Note Topic: The Importance of AI Literacy for Students Entering the Workforce 

Within the last decade, there has been a rapid growth in the global investment and adoption of AI. Professional bodies are increasingly pointing to a growing gap between technological change and the adaptation of the workforce. This session will highlight this gap and why we need to collaborate beyond our usual circle to prepare students as future innovators. 

2:15 – 3:00 PM – Breakout Sessions

    Breakout 1: Charting the Path from College to Career: Our Shared Role in Student’s Postgraduate Success

    • Speakers: Allie Simon, Associate Director for Career Engagement and Julia Vollrath, Associate Director for Campus Initiatives and Career Pathways
    • This session outlines the benefits and foundation of the Career Connection Center’s new Career Pathways model and how faculty and staff can expect to work alongside the C3 in this model to support students. We will also summarize the C3’s role in UF’s career readiness initiatives (Career Prep + Career Ready). This session concludes by sharing best practices on adopting and implementing strategies for faculty and staff to embed career development activities into their curriculum to help students build social capital.

    Breakout 2: Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting: Best Practices for Beating the Algorithm

    • Speakers: Sara Gould, Sr. Assistant Director for Career Engagement and Jaime Harsell, Sr. Assistant Director for Career Engagement
    • In this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of how Artificial Intelligence is used in recruiting and hiring, specifically covering Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). ATS are software that uses the principle of Artificial Intelligence and natural language processing to sort and filter resumes based on suitability for the job role. ATS are used by companies of all sizes to organize, search, and communicate with large groups of applicants. According to JobScan, 99% percent of Fortune 500 companies use an ATS as part of their recruiting strategy. The main goal of an ATS is to make life easier for recruiters and hiring managers. Companies often hire for multiple positions at once and receive hundreds if not thousands of applicants for each job opening. When a recruiter or hiring manager receives that many resumes, it’s not feasible for them to carefully read each one. ATS makes searching easier and automated, saving time while avoiding human error. Participants will learn how to help their students best communicate their skills and experiences in their resume and cover letter to beat the ATS bots and effectively prepare for a job search.

      3:00-3:15 PM - Break

      3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – Employer & Faculty/Staff Panel – Theme: Connecting Career & the Classroom: Best practices for infusing career development into the curriculum


      4:15 – 5:30 PM – Campus Partner Tabling & Mixer