We asked current UofL students what they wish their parents knew more about before they started here at UofL and what they wish their parents talked to them about now. Check it out before Orientation! Thanks to all of our student volunteers!
Graduation is here and UofL students are already deep in the job hunt. UofL News spoke with Trey Lewis, director of UofL’s Career Development Center, about ways graduates can better position themselves to land their first job.
UofL News:What are some of the key issues facing graduating students in 2016?
Trey Lewis: There are three things:
Perception of the lack of direct experience (particularly for grads without internship experience)
For most entry-level positions that prefer 1 to 2 years of experience, many new graduates will experience competition from other recent graduates from the classes of 2014 and 2015
However, prospects in Louisville remain fairly hopeful as there is a shortage of bachelor degree holders in our local marketplace. In Louisville, the percentage hovers around 30 percent of working adults with bachelor’s degrees. If you have a degree, there’s definitely an advantage to be had. The key is to have the degree and some level of experience.
Congratulations to JustinPeterson who was elected as the next State Director for the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) at their national conference in Orlando last week. Justin will serve a two year term. During that time he will be highly involved with the National Office, the Regional Representative, Regional Student Leader and all of his constituents in the State of Kentucky. Justin will have a lead role in communicating with the state and coordinating the annual state workshop for the next two years. Congratulations to Justin on this significant step forward in his professional development and his continued contributions to the profession.
A number of Student Affairs staff participated in this years UofL Day of Service.
Staff worked at a number of sites in Louisville.
Americana Community Center
South Louisville Community Center
Parkhill Community Center
Wayside Christian Mission
If you missed this opportunity don’t forget the Student Affairs Servaganza has begun. Our goal is to collectively give 200 hours service to the Louisville community. We encourage you to participate in the prearranged service with the following community partners: Franciscan Kitchen and Louisville Urban League
The first VP for Student Affairs, Ed Hammond, and current VP, Michael Mardis, at NASPA Reception in Indianapolis. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Division of Student Affairs at UofL.
For the last few years we have hosted receptions at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) national conferences.
These receptions bring together alumni, current and former staff, and friends of the university to mingle and network with fellow higher education professionals from across the nation.
Check out the pictures from this years receptions.