Update from The van Vlissingen Center
Engaged 78% of the entire student body including advising, teaching, workshops, programs, career fairs and student employment • Posted 1,334 new jobs and internships on E&H Connects and on-boarded 141 new Tier 1 employers • Class of 2020 Placement: 92% enrolled in graduate school or working within six months • Identified 137 virtual career fairs connected to E&H students • Hired 226 students through the new Student Employment Program • Facebook and Instagram activity increased by 300% • Planned and conducted 129 career programs, workshops, classes • Launched and produced nine radio programs on WEHC 90.7 FM • Confirmed 78 academic internships for credit • Two programs accepted for publication and presentation by the Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers • Launched Class of 2021 Future Destination Survey (FDS) in April.
Career advising was conducted both in-person and on Zoom during the year.Our career advisors conducted 605 individual counseling sessions which resulted in a measured increase in career readiness: +81% based upon seven unique categories of assessment:self awareness, career awareness, resumes, interview preparation, internships, Linkedin profiles and E&H accounts.
- “For 31 years, the B.G. Raines Education Forum has brought exemplary educators and leaders from all regions of our nation to Southwest Virginia,” said Dr. Sandra Frederick, E&H Education Department chair. “The speakers provide our local educators and community partners with insights into student learning, current educational research, and sound teaching pedagogy that can immediately be taken back into our regional schools.”Read More
- E&H students and faculty joined more than 35 colleges and universities to take part in the nation’s largest deliberative democracy event for young people. The virtual event hosted by Stanford University, Berggruen Institute, and Equal Citizens brought 1,500 young people together for democratic deliberation, rather than partisan debate.Read More