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Career Readiness Panel Discussion

The NCC Center for Career Development held a “Career Readiness” panel discussion for students and faculty on Wednesday, October 10th from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.. in the East Campus GenRe Forum.

The panel discussion was followed by a networking session in the East Campus Atrium. This is one of the many events the center hosted to promote its system-wide career readiness initiative to support students’ successful transition from campus to career.

The panel focused on the importance of developing the eight Career Readiness Competencies needed in today’s workplace as identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

These competencies are:  Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Oral/Written Communications, Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management and Global/Intercultural Fluency.

The panelists discussed each of these competencies and shared “real world” examples of how they are applied in their companies’ daily operations.

Panelists included:
• Charles DeBerry –  Business Development Consultant at the Alera Group
• Thomas Domanick- Director of Client Success at Indeed
• Kierra Holroyd- Talent Acquistion Recruiter at Octagon
• Kristen Panichella – VP, Associate Director Recruiting, Americas at FactSet
• Natalia Pedroza – Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion at Nestle Waters North America

The panel was joined by a former Colgate-Palmolive executive who serves as an advisor to the NCC Career Center. The session was moderated by Mathew Brink, Assistant Executive Director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

For more information, contact Kiran Somaya, NCC Director of Career Services, at (203)857-7032.