Upcoming Webinars

EACE Webinar: Breaking Down Communication Walls: How Employer Relations and Advising Can Work

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM EST

While we are often one career services department, we do not always share as much information as we could, or as we should, across teams. Three different institutions will share their models and approach to organization and communication.  


Susan Chappell, M.Ed., Employer Engagement Manager, Penn State University
Susan Chappell manages Employer Engagement for Penn State University Career Services, and is also the Interim Campus and College Integration Liaison supporting career services at Penn State’s twenty Commonwealth Campuses. During her time at Penn State, she has worked within the Division of Undergraduate Studies, Alumni Relations, Corporate Engagement, and Outreach and Continuing Education before joining Career Services. Prior to working in higher education, Chappell spent several years working in both the banking industry and non-profit sectors.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and her Master’s in Education from the University's College of Education, with a graduate certificate in Distance Learning.

Chappell currently chairs the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) Government Relations Committee, the University’s Employer Relations Protocol Committee, and oversees Penn State University’s Career Services Industry Advisory Board.

Nick Praedin, Director of Employer Engagement, Lehigh University
Over the last 9 years, Nick has been part Lehigh University's Center for Career & Professional Development, providing career education to students within all undergraduate colleges from 2010 to 2012. From 2012 to 2018, he assumed the role of Associate Director for Experiential Education and CCPD Liaison to the College of Engineering where he managed Lehigh University’s Engineering Co-op Program. In June of 2018, Nick transitioned into the role of Director of Employer Engagement. Within this role, Nick manages all relationships with employers and alumni seeking to engage with and recruit Lehigh University students for internships, co-ops, and full-time opportunities. Nick has also had the opportunity of leading multiple career expos both here at Lehigh and through organizations outside of Lehigh, as well as partnering with the Lehigh University ecosystem to support student success. Nick received both his BA in Psychology and M.Ed. from Temple University.

Lynn Sydnor-Epps, Senior Associate Director of Employer Relations and Alumni Engagement, University of Delaware

R. Lynn Sydnor-Epps is the Senior Associate Director for Employer and Alumni Engagement at the University of Delaware Career Center. Under her leadership, the Employer and Alumni Engagement Team (EAET) strategically and collaboratively engage UD alumni from across the United States and more than 650 employers on-campus annually to support the professional development of students as well as the hiring of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students.

Prior to joining the University of Delaware, Lynn served as the Director of Talent Acquisition with the national non-profit organization, INROADS, and was responsible for leading talent acquisition initiatives for underrepresented college students throughout the United States. She has also held industry roles along with positions in Development and Admissions with private higher education institutions.

In 2015, she received distinction as a Fulbright Scholar with the U.S Administrators in International Education Award from the German-American Fulbright Commission. She is also a member of EACE, SHRM, and an active member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, holding numerous committee positions.


This webinar is free and only open to EACE members.

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Regional ACE Webinar presented by MPACE and powered by GradLeaders: Delivering Career Development to a Diverse Student Population

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Does your career center struggle to maintain consistent student engagement? Do you experience low student turnout at some of your employer events? Hawaii Pacific University's Career Development Center assessed the effectiveness of its career programming and discovered an opportunity to be more resourceful in how it supports students through their college-to-career transition. This presentation is designed to benefit employers and small, centralized career centers serving a wonderfully diverse student population.


Michael Van Lear
Director of Career Development at Hawaii Pacific University, is a higher education professional with 6 years of experience as a career center director at two WASC accredited institutions. During his 18 years in higher education, Mike had the opportunity to teach first-year students, serve as an academic dean, campus vice-president, and campus president. Mike is the chair of the University Student Success Committee and Student Retention Subcommittee at Hawaii Pacific University. He is committed to developing innovative programming that supports students' college-to-career transitions.

Ryan Tin Loy
Is a Senior Career Advisor at Hawaii Pacific University with 6 years of work related experience in higher education, specifically career development programming. Throughout his tenure, Ryan has conducted presentations and training on student preparedness and readiness as well as understanding personality types in regards to leadership development. Prior to entering higher education, Ryan spent twelve years working in the public sector on direct counseling services and program and community development projects. Ryan is MBT certified and a certified workforce development professional and counselor within the slate of Hawaii.

Kelly Primacio
Career Development Coordinator at Hawaii Pacific University, is a customer service and administrative professional with 2 years of progressive responsibility in Career Development at Hawaii Pacific University. She has a diverse background centered on client Interaction, support, and service within the tourist industry as well as health care. Prior to beginning a career at HPU, Kelly worked as a Zipline Tour Guide for 2 years on the North Shore of Oahu and spent 2 years before that as a professional Health Care Aide while pursuing an Associate's degree in Business. Today, she serves as the Coordinator for the Career Development Center at HPU, actively involved in developing innovative and adaptive career programming.


The registration fee is $59 and is open to the public.

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EACE Webinar: "See" the Possibility with Your CSM: Tips and Tricks for Different Systems

Monday, March 25, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

In this webinar, representatives from Career Centers using Symplicity, Purple Briefcase, and Handshake will be going through some of their favorite tips and tricks to utilize the best features of each system. Some of the modules we’ll be going through include experiential learning, reporting, student view, document management, and migration.


Samantha Wheeler
Samantha is a Philadelphia-based higher education professional who focuses on increasing process and institutional efficiency through automation and innovation. Her current emphasis in her position within the Villanova University Career Center includes the collection and presentation of data for the university-wide post-graduation outcome initiative, the management of the Career Center’s website and social media presence, and the administration of all digital career platforms, including the creation of training initiatives for students, staff, and employers. Samantha graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and is currently pursuing her Villanova MBA.

Dayna DeFiore
Ms. Dayna DeFiore is the Assistant Director in the Career Center who has served the Stockton University community since 2007. The office operates within a career community model and she specifically oversee the Business and Hospitality & Tourism and Arts, Entertainment & Communications career communities. Upon starting at Stockton, Dayna transitioned the department to Grad Leaders CSM system and acted as the primary point person to oversee the system operation and troubleshoot challenges. In the summer of 2017, Dayna was part of a three-person team that transitioned the office to Purple Briefcase. Her focus in the transition was on employer, contact and job features and well as developing a marketing plan for launching the new system.

Abbey Pober
Abbey Pober is the Assistant Director for Systems & Marketing at Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development. She is the Symplicity system administrator for the department, responsible for overseeing its implementation and training of all users. Abbey is passionate about helping colleagues and students identify and utilize tools and processes that help them reach their goals.


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