Career Readiness: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Career Readiness: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Recorded On: 02/22/2021

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On campus employers are uniquely positioned to provide practical learning experience to students to improve their career readiness and overall development. Campus Rec professionals are often overwhelmed by the sheer amount of research and resources related to student learning. This presentation will help you bridge the gap between those theories and the creation of high impact practices for your student employees. 

Learning Outcome(s):

1. Participants will be able to list and describe the central learning theories and competencies that LU Campus Rec has utilized in the implementation of their student development program.

2. Participants will be able to list strategies to gain buy-in to the student development program at all levels of Campus Rec.
3. Participants will be able to draw connections between the LU student development plan to their own student development program.

Core Competencies:

Human Resources Management


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Career Readiness: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
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Open to view video. session recorded at 2021 NIRSA Annual Conference
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Live Viewing: 0.50 NIRSA CEUs credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 0.50 NIRSA CEUs credits and certificate available

Jamie Swyers

Executive Director of Campus Recreation

Liberty University

I am currently the Executive Director of Campus Recreation at Liberty University. Our team is made up of 450 staff members that work across nine recreational facilities. Our facilities include both typical offerings like fitness facilities and intramural sports fields, as well as unique facilities like a year round ski resort and outdoor center that features a comprehensive trail system. I have been in my role for a year and a half and with the Campus Recreation division for 8 years.

Education Background:
B.S. Exercise Science, Fitness Specialist
M.S. Public Health, Nutrition

Michael Ellsworth

Director of Outdoor Recreation

Liberty University

I am currently the Director of Outdoor Recreation at Liberty University where my job functions include overseeing an outdoor facility, off-site trips and on-site events/trail races. I have has been in this role for four years and prior to serving as the director, I was an Assistant Director within LU Campus Recreation since 2012.

I enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities.  I specifically enjoy paddling, camping and hiking around our the local Blue Ridge Mountains.

Education Background
Human Service Counseling: Executive Leadership, M.A., Liberty University
Biology: Teacher Licensure, B.S., Liberty University

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