Silver Linings: How COVID-19 Jump-Started Holistic Student and Employer Engagement

It’s no secret that COVID-19 brought challenges to educational institutions around the country. While acknowledging that, this session also celebrates the silver linings that enabled Columbus State Community College to jump-start virtual activities designed to engage both students and employer partners that will remain long after COVID-19’s departure. In this panel discussion format, PIs and program staff will share best practices and lessons learned from using virtual platforms to promote diversity initiatives, create collaboration where competition was the norm, and connect students with employers in new and exciting ways.