Join us to strategies for the unique challenges career practitioners face while working with DACAmented and undocumented students.
1. Gain understanding of the distinct experiences and challenges of undocumented and DACAmented students, including addressing the myths often associated with this population.
2. Develop insight into five career-focused competencies for providing consistent and inclusive support to undocumented and DACAmented students.
3. Hear from a fellow professional as they strive to balance advocacy and inclusiveness with navigating a higher education landscape.
.75 CEUs will be provided.
Presenter: Ana Clara Blesso
, MA, NCC; Associate Director for Career Coaching and Experiential Learning, University of Connecticut Center for Career Development. Prior to her role at UConn, Ana Clara served as Assistant Director of Fairfield University’s Career Planning Center. She received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Assumption College. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ana Clara is passionate about advocating for those underrepresented in higher education and in the work place; and is a trained AAUW salary negation facilitator. Ana Clara is fluent in the challenges often faced by the immigrant community. She was recently interviewed by NACE, focusing specifically on supporting undocumented students at colleges and universities. Her interview can be found at:https://www.naceweb.org/career-development/special-populations/working-with-undocumented-dacamented-students/. More information about Ana Clara can also be found on Twitter: @anaclarablesso and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anaclarablesso/
Guest Speaker: Kevin Graham
currently serves as the Doctoral Project Specialist at the Unviersity of California San Diego, Undocumented Student Services. In his role, Kevin works with campus partners to launch a domestic exchange program for undocumented/DACAmented students. Kevin is from Georgetown, Guyana and received his Bachelor of Science in social work and his master’s degree in human resource management from Nazareth College (Rochester, NY). He most recently served as the Assistant Director For Undocumented/DACA Student Support at Cornell University, spearheading many of the campuses undocumented/DACA student support initiatives. Additionally, Kevin interned with the Undocumented Student Program at UCLA. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Warner School of Education and Human Development Higher Education program at the University of Rochester. His dissertation explores the experiences of undocumented/DACAmented students at private higher educational institutions.