Small Steps, Big Impact Episode 16 – EDI and Career Preparation

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Our guest today is Dr. Megan Walters, Associate Director for Career Development for the o  & Professional Development Center here at UNCG. Our conversation today focuses on the intersection of EDI and students’ career preparation.

Hosted by: Dr. Brad Johnson

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Link to full Transcript.

Quotes from the Episode

We love for employers to talk about workplace culture. It’s becoming more and more common for employers to have employee resource groups on site. Those employee resource groups frequently reflect racial identity, social identity, gender identity.

The practical application of this is to have conversations in your classrooms, faculty about salary negotiation. Partner with career development centers and have a salary negotiation workshop.

About our Guest

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Megan Walters

Dr. Megan Walters serves as Associate Director for Career Development at UNC Greensboro. In this role, she leads the student-facing team of professional career coaches and works alongside them to design and facilitate campus wide career readiness programs. Megan also sits on the Board of Directors for the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE) as the Conference Committee Chair. She completed degrees in communication, college student development, higher education administration, and educational leadership all at Appalachian State University. When she’s not at work, Megan is an avid jigsaw puzzler and a mega-fan of singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. Megan and her partner live in Whitsett, NC with their 3 dogs.

Resources from the Episode

During the podcast episode, Megan discusses the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies employers are looking for in our graduates.