There are three partners in the effort to prepare students for their careers after college.
One is the college administration and instructors, who provide the information that the students will need to master their area of academic endeavor.
The second are the employers, who set the standards that the students need to meet in order to be successful in the workplace.
The third are the students, who must gain the knowledge, avail themselves of the services, and meet the standards in order to be successful.
Dr. Joseph Barba, CCNY Director of Student Entrepreneurship, will lead a panel of Hispanic and underrepresented minority students in a consideration of what the students think they need, and the challenges they must surmount, in order to perform well in STEM and move on into the workforce. The discussion will explore:
- Issues that the students encountered in the pursuit of a STEM degree, and how those issues were addressed; and
- What services they would have liked to have had, or had greater access to, in order to complete their studies.
All conference attendees will be able to add their insight and ask questions of the panelists.
DR. JOSEPH BARBA
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
NATHALY ARDILES, CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
LILIA SANCHEZ, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
RICARDO PACHECO, CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY PUERTO RICO
DELFINO ENRIQUEZ-TORRES, LA GUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MAYUMY CORDOVA LOZANO, BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE