Washington, D.C. Center Opening – How College Choice Can Affect Career: Preparing Students for the Workforce of the Future

When: September 21, 2021 8:00am to 10:30am
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The University of Arizona Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach & Collaboration was established to inform and convene leading experts from around the world and to extend the impact of University of Arizona research and scholarship to interested federal, congressional, and private sector stakeholders. Here, we will lead imaginative collaborations to create a world where human potential is realized by working together to develop solutions to grand challenges.  In celebration of this new place, Enrollment Management is hosting a professional development opportunity for high school counselors, administrators, and community partners. 

More than ever, prospective students making their college choice may be prioritizing financial considerations and future career prospects over other factors. Recent research suggests it is wise to consider a school's track record for its graduates' average  earnings and student loan debt when making a college choice.

Dr. Kasey Urquídez, Vice President Enrollment Management & Dean, Undergraduate Admissions will host a panel of experts and innovative problem solvers who  will discuss how career preparation can impact a student's success after college. I think this will be an exciting and robust discussion.

Panelists include: 

  • Abra McAndrew | Assistant Vice President, Access, Engagement & Opportunity, University of Arizona 
  • Jessica Howell, Ph.D. | Vice President of Research at The College Board   
  • Martin Van Der Werf | Associate Director, Editorial & Postsecondary Policy, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce   
  • Brandon Busteed | Chief Partnership Officer (Universities & Employers) and Global Head, Learn-Work Innovation, Kaplan

Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. Light breakfast will be served. 

Audience: All



Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach and Collaboration 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 500
Washington, D.C.
United States

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Holly Jensen