Upcoming Session:

Virtual Roundtable: Addressing a Leaky Pipeline

October 23, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm EDT Online
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From National Association of Colleges
and Employers (NACE):

Marilyn Mackes, Executive Director
Edwin W. Koc, Director of Research, Public Policy, and Legislative Affairs
Matthew Brink, Assistant Executive Director, Programs & Services

For: Employers, Curriculum Professionals, Academic Advisors, Career Advisors, Hiring Managers, HR Professionals, Policy Makers, Educators, Workforce Development

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NACE has conducted research from perspectives of employers, students, and academic institutions. In this session data will be shared on trends, gaps, and resultant insights impacting the STEM pipeline (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Data will be presented on:
• Career Readiness Capabilities
• Internships/Co-ops/Apprenticeships
• Integrating STEM into the Pipeline

NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated, and forecasts hiring and trends in the job market; tracks starting salaries, recruiting and hiring practices, and student attitudes and outcomes; and identifies best practices and benchmarks.


About our Speaker:

Marilyn Mackes, Executive Director, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Marilyn Mackes is the executive director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a position she assumed in 1997. Mackes leads an organization of more than 3,100 employing organizations and educational institutions engaged in the career development and employment process of college students and alumni. In her extensive interactions with recruiting professionals, leaders in business and education, and the media, she addresses issues such as employment and salary trends, benchmarking and best practices, candidate expectations, and developing effective recruiting strategies.

Edwin W. Koc, Director of Research, Public Policy, and Legislative Affairs, National Association of Colleges and Employers

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Edwin oversees NACE’s research program, providing analysis and insight on trends, and works closely with the association’s advocacy committee on issues affecting higher education and the employment process for new college graduates.

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Matthew Brink, Assistant Executive Director, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Matthew Brink serves as assistant executive director for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) where he facilitates strategic direction for content, research, professional development, annual conference, summits and institutes. Additionally, Brink serves as the lead principal on NACE Career Readiness initiatives. He regularly presents on a wide variety of topics addressing dynamics associated with students’ transition from college to career at professional association meetings, national conferences, forums and summits. Brink also conducts media interviews regarding the college employment market with national media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and USA Today. Prior to joining NACE in April of 2015, he served in several career services leadership roles at a variety of higher education institutions and on numerous advisory boards. Matthew holds a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Messiah College.

About the National Association of Colleges and Employers:

Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a professional association that connects over 9,200 college career services professionals; over 3,400 university relations and recruiting professionals; and nearly 300 business solution providers that serve this community.

NACE provides its members with high-quality resources and research; networking and professional development opportunities; and standards, ethics, advocacy, and guidance on key issues.


Professionals from educational institutions, companies, non-profits, and governments coming together to address expanding opportunities and systemic challenges.

Professionals from educational institutions, companies, non-profits, and governments coming together to address expanding opportunities and systemic challenges.

Members of this Roundtable have formed a working group to develop the Westchester Certificate. Curriculum modules in Lab Safety, Good Laboratory Notebook PracticeAseptic TechniquesSustainability in the Lab, and the Drug Development Process provide literacy and hands-on experience to accelerate success in research environments.

It happened quite naturally. During our first session, in the spring of 2018, one leader at the table mentioned a challenge in preparing new hires for safety issues in the lab. The entire group, representing seven colleges and several companies, nodded. From that point on, we have been working on a relevant and timely curriculum with input from academic and industry labs.

Our entire Roundtable takes an active role in reaching out to regional companies and healthcare providers to assure alignment in our efforts. We appreciate the generous participation of many regional colleges and universities. These collaborative organizations understand that tomorrow’s gains are built on strong relationships that are flexible, pleasurable, and international.

It’s not too late to get involved. We are seeking feedback on the Curriculum, including content, delivery, and testing modes. Do you have a moment to review? Send a quick note and we’ll share our homework. info@westchesterbiotechproject.org

Co-Chairs:
Carla Romney, D.Sc.,
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences
and Education, Boston University
Amy Allen, Vice President, Westchester County Association