Welcome to the Work and Career blog - February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015 4:35 PM | Anonymous

Hello Work and Career Topic Network members!

Anne Marshall here, from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. I am the Chair of the Work and Career Topic Network, and am hoping we can use this blog (and e-mail) to share information, ideas, resources and suggestions relevant to our topic.

I am new to blogging, and had someone set it up for me. I would appreciate any suggestions you have for topics and structure. I thought I'd start with posting once a month or so and will try to reply to people in a timely fashion. I assume all of you who have registered for this Topic Network will receive this blog message or will receive an e-mail that the blog is now active. You may have to login to the SSEA website for access.

The main purpose of this first posting is to remind you all of the upcoming March 1 deadline for proposals for the 7th SSEA conference to be held October 14 to 16 at the Biscayne Bay Marriot in Miami. You should have received the information -- or go to www.ssea.org

If you haven't yet submitted your proposal, a couple of our members are interested in connecting with others for possible presentations. One is Cailtlin Faas from Mount St Mary's University in Maryland. Caitlin wrote that she is interested in facilitating a proposal for a “discussion session” at the conference about young adults who do not attend college or drop out of college.  Those “forgotten half” emerging adults who are not part of an easy institution for access.  She wrote her dissertation about this topic and wants to raise awareness about this group of emerging adults.  A discussion section at SSEA would help us talk more about how to study and support this population. Caitlin is looking for members who are interested in joining her on this panel and a moderator. If you're interested, you can reply to this blog or e-mail me and I will put you in touch.

I also received a request from Josh Gutwill, an educational researcher who is investigating the impact of a single museum visit on EA interest in science and self-efficacy beliefs in learning and doing science. Josh is interested in putting together a symposium on "educational experiences" of EAs. There is no "Education" Topic Network, and he wondered if people in our network might be interested. I don't think Josh is on this TN yet, so here is his e-mail <jgutwill@exploratorium.edu>

Please encourage your colleagues to join SSES, submit a proposal, and attend the conference. I look forward to meeting many of you and hope we can arrange some kind of get-together at the Conference.

You are welcome to e-mail me directly with questions or suggestions. <amarshal@uvic.ca>

I look forward to connecting!

Anne
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