Wednesday Lunch Talk: The Future of Work and the Role of the University—With Video Recording

WATCH: The Future of Work and the Role of the University
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
12-1 PM

Joe Testani PhotoIt is important to evaluate how well universities and colleges are preparing our graduates for a workplace that is rapidly evolving. The pandemic and social justice movements of 2020 only reinforced what we had been on the horizon – there is sometimes a disconnect between what our students seek, what universities and college offer in terms of services and education, and what external stakeholder expect of students and institutions. This discussion will revolve around the career education and career readiness of students and what the responsibility of universities and colleges should be in the future.
Joseph A. Testani, M.S currently serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Career Education Initiatives and the Executive Director for the Greene Center for Career Education at the University of Rochester. With over 20 years of career services and student engagement experience in diverse institutional settings, Joe has been recognized for his leadership and strategic planning on the departmental, institutional, and professional association level. He currently leads a team of 21 staff and a growing career ecosystem in a re-envisioned effort to prepare students for the future of work. He holds degrees from Nassau Community College, Binghamton University, and Indiana University – Bloomington and was awarded the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in Germany in 2014.

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The Warner School of Education hosts weekly lunch talks on most Wednesdays during the Spring and Fall Semesters. 

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