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					   Engaging Freshmen for an
       EPICS Adventure

Prepared for:
26th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience
Addison, TX
February 19, 2007


                                                                           Presented by:
                                                      Katie Kennealy, Assistant Director
                         The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
               Our Student Affairs Challenges
   Engage students early and keep them involved
    throughout their college experience
   Build collaborations with academic colleagues
   Raise visibility of student affairs as a resource and
    a partner around campus
   Challenge students to be planful and intentional



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                An Opportunity:
   Early Intervention with Incoming Students
    Re-engineering of New Student Orientation
    University-wide, first-year experience initiative, tied into
     the general campus mission
     (University 101)
    Offered at the College or Academic Department level
    Student Affairs can be a resource and partner



                     An opportunity is seized!
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                 Academic Collaboration
            University 101 & The Career Center
   2003-04 University 101 Subcommittee that
    identified U101 goals and recommended content
    as well as implementation strategies
   2004-05 University 101 Implementation
    Subcommittee charged with coordinating college-
    level implementation and supporting content
    development
   2005-06 Pilot year for University 101 across
    campuses, and our EPICS career modules!
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       Unique & Powerful Career Solution
    Engaging & interactive                                               Empowers colleague
     for students                                                          partnerships
          • Online – Web-based                                             • Create outreach
          • 24/7 accessibility to                                            opportunities
            students                                                       • Academically rigorous
          • Student language                                               • Strong theoretical
    Non-traditional, unique                                                 foundation
     approach                                                              • Self-contained / targeted to
                                                                             our audience
          •    Cutting-edge
                                                                           • Easily applicable to all
          •    Developmental                                                 academic disciplines and
          •    Planful (intentional)                                         student readiness levels
          •    Action Oriented
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                                        Welcome to:




                            Discover your destination…
                              Learn how to get there!
Proudly Presented by:                                                      Phone: (217) 333-0820
The Career Center at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign            www.careercenter.uiuc.edu
715 South Wright Street                                                     tcc-epics@ad.uiuc.edu
Champaign, IL 61820                                             2006, The Career Center @ UIUC
                                     The EPICS Team
   Content experts
          • Three career center professionals

   Career consultant with technology experience
   Tech support
          • Student programmer




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             Guiding Components for EPICS
    Theoretical Foundation
    Technology Solution
    Action Orientation
    Collaborative Process




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                            Theoretical Foundation
    Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT)
          • concept of personal agency related to self-efficacy, outcome
            expectations and personal goals

    Cognitive Information Processing (CIP)
          • framework to describe career decision making

    John Holland’s Career Theory
          • identify interests and match to academic environments

    Need-based Website Design
          • build into the technology a dialog that mirrors interactions of
            students with counselor

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                                Technology Solution
   Reach computer savvy students
   Engage students 24/7-- day or night
   Provide initial career exploration and resources in
    a cost and staff effective manner
   Visibility and accessibility of our office’s
    resources and services
   Ability to gather and analyze aggregate user
    information
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                                   Action Orientation
   Career Coaching perspective– begin with the end
    in view, focus on outcomes and action
   Built in commitment to action
   Connect students with resources based on
    expressed needs
   Printable results that summarize action
    commitments and next steps


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                   Cross-Campus Collaboration
   Creating Opportunity
          • Provost Office
          • University 101 Sub-Committee

   Developing Content & Structure
          • Career Services Council – UIUC coordinated career
            services offices
          • Academic Advisors
          • The Illinois Leadership™ Center


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                   Cross-Campus Collaboration
    Empowering Facilitators
          •   Office of Minority Student Affairs
          •   Liberal Arts & Sciences General Curriculum
          •   Liberal Arts & Sciences / Global Studies
          •   Principal’s Scholars Step Up Program
    Engaging Colleges – a few highlights
          •   Applied Health Sciences
          •   Aviation
          •   Communication
          •   Education
          •   Engineering
          •   Liberal Arts & Sciences
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                       The EPICS Trio - Content
    Interest Explorer
          • Introduces students to a key aspect of making successful
            career choices – understanding their interests

    Competency Builder
          • Presents students with five skills that apply to all majors
            and careers

    Dream Resume Builder
          • Introduces students to a wide range of experiences that can
            form an impressive future resume


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                     The EPICS Trio - Structure
   Each module has three parts:
          • Online student activity
          • Printable results
          • Supporting instructor/facilitation resources

   All are available on the EPICS website
        www.epics.uiuc.edu
   Brief Demonstration
          • Competency Builder & Instructor Facilitation Guides

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                                            EPICS Login




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               My EPICS – Student Activities




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  Competency Builder – Learning Outcomes




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                                 CB – Brainstorming




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                             CB – Brainstorm Help




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                                 CB – Self Estimates




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    CB – Immediate Brainstorming Feedback




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     CB – Immediate Self-Estimate Feedback




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                  CB – Next Step Commitment




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                        CB – Next Step Selection




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                           CB Summary – Review




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                            CB Summary – Reflect




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          CB Summary – Commit to Action




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                                Instructor Resources




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                                Instructor Guidelines




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                   Instructor Classroom Guides




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        Competency Builder Guide Sample




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                                        Current Usage
            Data Collection in EPICS
                   • Usage as of 2/9/07:
                   • 4142 unique users
                         o Interest Explorer: 2684
                         o Competency Builder: 1854
                         o Dream Resume Builder: 818
                         o Instructors: 36



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              EPICS Total Users by Category
            4500

            4000                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4004

                                                                                                                                      3597                                                            3686
            3500

            3000
                                                                                  2806
            2500                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Total Guests
                                2210                                                                                                                                                                                                               Total Instructors
            2000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Total Students

            1500

            1000

             500
                                286                                               286                                                 304                                                             305
                0               31                                                34                                                  35                                                              35                                    35
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                    9/15/2006
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                                                         10/6/2006




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                                                                     10/13/2006
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                                                                                                10/27/2006


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                              EPICS Users by Class
                                                         Non-Degree, 6,
                                                              0%
                                             Graduate/
                                          Professional, 92,
                                                6%
                                 Senior, 171, 12%




                             Junior, 122, 8%


                             Sophomore, 123,
                                  8%                                      Freshmen, 957,
                                                                               66%




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                          EPICS Users by College
                                                        Agr, Consumer, &
                                                        Env Sciences, 71,                Applied Health
                         Not Available, 339,                   2%                       Sciences, 263, 9%
                               11%
                                                                                    College of
                                                                                 Business, 147, 5%
                       Continuing
                     Education, 6, 0%                                                          College of
                                                                                            Communications,
                                                                                                83, 3%
                                                                                            Education, 111,
                                                                                                 4%

                                                                                       Engineering, 301,
                                                                                             10%


                                                                                              Fine & Applied
                                                                                               Arts, 35, 1%
                                  Liberal Arts &
                                 Sciences, 1556,                                                Graduate /
                                       52%                                                   Professional, 28,
                                                                                                   1%
                                                                           Institute of
                                                                         Aviation, 66, 2%



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 How Students Heard about EPICS Modules

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                Student Impressions-Fall 2006
   Outcomes (Y VM; Y & SW) As a result of EPICS, I…
          • 52% Used career resources on campus
          • 51% Sought further assistance in my career exploration
          • 62% Followed some of the suggestions that EPICS
            gave me for future exploration
   Satisfaction (Y VM; Y & SW)
          • 88% My overall experience with EPICS was positive
          • 78% I would refer others to use the EPICS program
          • 68% EPICS helped me strategically plan for academic
            and career success

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  Student Self-Identified Learning Outcomes
    “Giving me, a freshman, a wake-up call to say, “hey, the
     job hunt process is not as far down the road as you think.”
    “It helped me to focus my thoughts on what I had to do
     now for the future. I was unsure if I wanted to stay in my
     major, but now I am confident that I made the right
     choice. Once I felt confident, I began to really enjoy my
     classes.”
    “It raised my awareness towards my need to build up my
     resume starting right from the beginning my freshman
     year.”

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      From the Numbers to the Big Picture:
                               What we’ve learned…




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                                     Collective Action
   Collaborations – we don’t have all the expertise!
          • Career
          • Academic
          • Technology

   Empowerments – we can’t do it all!
          • Students
          • Instructors
          • Advisors


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      Effectively Seize New Opportunities
   Using University 101 as a stimulus, we will
    expand to a 4-year model
   Providing resources for academic advising,
    diversity programs, and other counseling settings
   Enhancing relationships by providing feedback to
    academic colleges and departments
   Bringing additional resources to The Career
    Center - We’ve caught our Provost’s attention for
    this program!
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                     Because your career is a journey…




                 From which great stories may be told!

Proudly Presented by:                                                      Phone: (217) 333-0820
The Career Center at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign            www.careercenter.uiuc.edu
715 South Wright Street                                                     tcc-epics@ad.uiuc.edu
Champaign, IL 61820                                             2006, The Career Center @ UIUC
                          Try EPICS for Yourself!
   Sign the request sheet
   Include: Name and email
   Two week guest log-in, Feb. 21- Mar. 2, 2007
   Log-in: first initial and last name
   Password: epicsdemo


   Be sure to check the “Guest Login” box!
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