By: David J. Smith, June 20, 2015
At the International Conflict Resolution Education Conference held at George Mason University (June 19-20, 2015) I had the opportunity to update attendees about the progress of my book on career awareness and engage in a conversation with colleagues on the importance of focusing on jobs for undergraduates.
In the session, attended by nearly 40 faculty and students, I share about the progress of my book. The PowerPoint presentation that I used is below. I pointed out the increased focus today on career awareness with undergraduates, and the fact that faculty are often ill-prepared to discuss careers with students.
There was discussion about the importance of advancing “soft skills” including problem-solving, negotation, and effective listening into a range of occupations. These skills come from conflict resolution approaches and can allow students to promote peacebuilding in a range of careers.
More information about the book is here.