Registration has begun for Pathways 2022! Our in-person conference takes place July 20th-22nd in Philadelphia, PA. Join us at the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown - Rittenhouse Square. More Info >>
Join us July 28th & 29th for the Pathways 2022 All-Virtual Experience. Check out intensive workshops, exclusive speakers, a virtual networking hall and more!
Assistant Executive Director, National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)
When Assistant Executive Director Matthew Brink joined NACE nearly 7 years ago, GenZ was just entering college, bringing with them the status of ‘Digital Natives’ - the first generation born entirely in the age of mobile phones and internet accessibility. With a new generation comes new career challenges. To stay up-to-date and agile, the modern college experience needs to evolve beyond the career centers of the past, bringing career readiness and competency development into every facet of campus life. Bridging the gap will take a combination of cutting-edge, mobile-first technology and career services experience.
That's why we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Matthew to the Pathways stage. Drawing on more than 35 years in college career centers and nearly 7 at the head of NACE, Matthew's 4-Pillar framework will show you not only how to create competencies that last but also how to create a competency-driven, career-readiness culture across your entire campus. Join us!
Chief Information Officer, Northern Arizona University
Professor, Author & Researcher, University of Pittsburgh
Senior Assistant Dean & Chief Student Officer, University of Arkansas
Assistant Director, Career Development, Purdue University Fort Wayne
Associate Director, Undergraduate Programming University of Maryland
Director of Professional Development and Outreach, Purdue University Fort Wayne
Student Success Center Director Purdue University Fort Wayne
Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning Bucknell University
Program Manager John Carroll University
Director of Center for Careers and Experiential Learning, Abilene Christian University
Dean, College of Business Administration, Abilene Christian University
Student Speaker of Distinction Rutgers University
Dean, Institute for Career Readiness and Lifelong Learning, Defiance College
Director of Professional Development and Engagement, The University of Alabama
Business Administration Student at North Carolina A&T State University
Student Professional Development Program Director, University of North Georgia
Director, Center for Leadership & Engagement, Montclair State University
Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Duquesne University
Wednesday, July 20 at 5:00 PM, EST
Kick-off Pathways 2022 by joining us for an opening presentation by Suitable's co-founders and a reception to follow!
Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 AM, EST
Start Day 2 on a full stomach! This hot breakfast buffet will be open from 7:30-9am.
Thursday, July 21 at 9:00 AM, EST
By Matthew Brink, Assistant Executive Director, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Thursday, July 21 at 10:30 AM, EST
Hear from your peers at schools across the country as answer questions about practical strategies and best practices for leveraging the co-curricular experience to drive student engagement & success outcomes.
Thursday, July 21 at 12:00 PM, EST
By Karen Boston and Sean Carson
Dr. Audrey Murrell
Thursday, July 21 at 1:00 PM, EST
Join Audrey Murrell as she shares and explores her book on creating mentorship programs, shares best practices and more.
Thursday, July 21 at 1:00 PM, EST
See how Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University has become successful in building high-impact, experiential opportunities for students utilizing their alumni, parent, and employer community.
Thursday, July 21 at 2:00 PM, EST
Since utilizing Suitable within the John Carroll University Boler Professional Development (BPD) Program, we have been able to efficiently identify student needs and curriculum requirements. This session will take a look at how BPD uses Suitable to ultimately tell the story of our business students in the professional development program. The competencies achieved by students help them become a well-rounded business professional, ready to enter the workforce.
Thursday, July 21 at 2:00 PM, EST
If students can prove to us they learned something from an event or activity, they are actively proving the ROI to themselves and practicing talking to employers about their efforts. Use reflections to see if students are learning what you thought they would and get qualitative feedback on your activities. PFW has revamped our professional development program through Suitable and the reflective component has been the most valuable and affirming component.
Thursday, July 21 at 3:00 PM, EST
Brief intermission before Steve Burrell's keynote.
Thursday, July 21 at 3:15 PM, EST
By Steve Burrell
Thursday, July 21 at 4:30 PM, EST
Thursday, July 21 at 4:45 PM, EST
That's a wrap!
DJing Courtesy of Buck Jordan
Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 PM, EST
Join us for dinner, cocktails and dancing as our own Buck Jordan spins records by the Sonesta Pool deck!
Friday, July 22 at 7:30 AM, EST
Don't miss your chance to fuel up for the final day of Pathways 2022. Breakfast is served from 7:30-9am.
Friday, July 22 at 9:00 AM, EST
The recipe for student success consists of multiple factors. Determining what those factors are for your students requires schools to look inward.What do we value as an institution? What kind of learner does our education support? What is our vision of the future?These answers, infused with data & insights, will help clarify the most important elements of your school's student experience. At Abilene Christian University, they landed on 5 'lanes' of growth outside of the classroom that are key to a student's holistic development at ACU.
Friday, July 22 at 10:15 AM, EST
Join us for an awards ceremony celebrating the amazing things our partners have accomplished this past year.
Friday, July 22 at 11:00 AM, EST
One final closing message from all of us at Suitable before the Pathways 2022 In-Person Conference is in the books!
Thursday, July 28 at 9:30 AM, EST
Everyone's favorite Suitable Quiz Game is BACK!
Thursday, July 28 at 10:45 AM, EST
Your official welcome to the Pathways 2022 All-Virtual Experience!
Thursday, July 28 at 11:00 AM, EST
Watch the Pathways 2022 In-Person Conference Keynote from NACE Assistant Executive Director Matthew Brink. Then join us after for Live Q&A with Matthew.
Thursday, July 28 at 12:30 PM, EST
Hear your peers from schools all across the country answer questions about best practices for leveraging the co-curricular experience to drive student success.
Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 PM, EST
Defiance College implemented a 4-year, required career readiness program called Jacket Journey. Join Dr. Jeremy Taylor as he dives into how the college has been able to maximize student participation in career readiness activities.
Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 PM, EST
Hear how the team at Purdue Fort Wayne is working with students who felt like the Career Center wasn't for them and how they revised the program to be inclusive of more than just business students.
Thursday, July 28 at 3:00 PM, EST
Hear from Donovan Bethea, our Pathways 2022 Student of Distinction from North Carolina A&T State University
Thursday, July 28 at 3:15 PM, EST
Join this live awards ceremony where we celebrate the award-winning accomplishments of our partners from across the country.
Thursday, July 28 at 4:00 PM, EST
Day 1 of our Pathways 2022 All-Virtual Experience is in the books. We'll have a few closing remarks and some virtual networking so join in.
Friday, July 29 at 10:45 AM, EST
We kick off Day 2 with a few quick remarks on some of the insights from our first day of the All-Virtual Experience.
Friday, July 29 at 11:00 AM, EST
Northern Arizona University Chief Information Officer and Pathways 2022 Partner Keynote Steve Burrell shares a recording of his talk and hosts a live Q&A.
Friday, July 29 at 12:15 PM, EST
Dive into the impact inclusive and diverse leadership has on student success and improving student outcomes.
Friday, July 29 at 1:00 PM, EST
A panel featuring 3 different schools from across the country that dives into the proven approaches they're using for better retention and student outcomes.
Friday, July 29 at 2:30 PM, EST
Friday, July 29 at 3:30 PM, EST
Thanks for joining us for Pathways 2022: the All-Virtual Experience
Everything you wanted to know about Pathways 2022 but were afraid to ask!
Pathways 2022 is a unique higher ed event focused on advancement, strategy and innovation.
Whether you’re joining us in-person for our three-day event in Philadelphia, PA, or joining in for our 2-day virtual experience, you’ll hear from industry leaders, student success experts and successful innovators from all walks of life.
Pathways is an unrivaled event for education professionals looking to fuel leadership, maximize success and leverage core competencies within their campus community. Featuring insights and expertise from industry-leading trailblazers, diverse networking opportunities, unique keynotes and a venue in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, Pathways 2022 has it all.
You don’t need to be a Suitable customer to attend Pathways 2022. If you are already a Suitable partner, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge on how to use Suitable to maximize the impact of strategic initiatives on your campus. If you’re not yet a Suitable partner, you’ll learn how our 100+ partner schools are leveraging mobile-first technology to become leaders in student engagement and career readiness. Whichever side you fall on, you’ll walk away with proven best practices for student success and data-driven strategies that you can’t find anywhere else.
As we celebrate Pathways 2022, the safety of our conference guests is our top priority. To protect against the spread of COVID-19, all attendees at our in-person event in Philadelphia this summer will be expected to adhere to the local guidelines below to keep your fellow guests, speakers and other hotel patrons safe during the event.
These will be kept updated as local guidelines adjust. For any questions or concerns relating to the Pathways 2022 COVID-19 guidelines, please email John Steele, firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to sharing a safe, fun and informative event with you this summer!
Download our handy Pathways 2022 Justification Letter, offering valuable details on this one-of-a-kind event. Let your university know why they should send you to Pathways 2022 in Philadelphia, PA this July.
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The Outstanding New Program is awarded to programs that launched after Pathways 2021. This award recognizes those that hit the ground running and built a strong foundation in a short period of time. Many have new and exciting plans to re-introduce the program through an in-person or hybrid experience this academic year. Please allow us to introduce this year’s Outstanding New Program winners.
We all know how much of an impact branding can have on a program and its success. Creating a brand is essential for many reasons, some of which include increasing recognition of the program, improving its advertising and creating a bond with its targeted audience. These programs have created a thoughtful and consistent brand for their students and campus partners.
Some students are intrinsically motivated to get involved but a little bit of extrinsic motivation, whether through prizes or competitions, can go a long way. These programs implemented engaging incentives, from school and program-branded swag to experiential incentives including features on social media and special access to exclusive events and alumni.
A program website is highly encouraged as it allows students to easily find program details and contact information. These programs created web pages that are neatly and consistently branded, creative, and informative. Each link will be posted in the chat for you to check out!
Rounding out the subcategories within Best Promotion is Best Program Video. Each video was personalized to reflect its program, whether it was more serious or funny, all were informative and exciting – it also looked like there was some behind-the-scenes fun! Each program video is displayed on the program’s websites and will be linked in the chat so we encourage you to check them out when you have a chance.
Social media is a form of communication and entertainment that, as we know, is heavily utilized by college students. Best Social Media Presence is awarded to programs that actively and effectively use one or more social media platforms to promote their program, whether that be through LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok.
Which Suitable partner racked up more completed activities than any other? Completed activities show that students are excited to progress through the programs you've created and that your program clearly demonstrates value to them as they go. We are excited to recognize these Suitable leaders.
Suitable allows colleges and universities the ability to empower student organization leaders to build activities, orientation materials and more, and hold their student orgs accountable for completing them. This award recognizes schools and these student org leaders for encouraging progress that will serve students through their college career and beyond.
Student engagement rates denote your program's success in capturing the attention of your students and helping them move towards their goals. With some of the highest student engagement rates this year, we are excited to honor these schools and the engaging, enticing programs they created on the Suitable platform.
The Most Active Suitable Partner is another new award category to acknowledge those who have shown exceptional dedication towards furthering their program and relationship with Suitable. These partners have served as champions in their programs and have provided support to their peers, whether they were veterans or rookies.
The Suitable Champion is someone who promotes Suitable whenever they have a chance--from conference stages to campus meetings. We couldn't do what we do without our champions--they show students and faculty the way and we are excited to honor them with this award.
Suitable Innovators push student success forward with clever ideas and program configurations, ways of examining data and more that allow us all to learn from them and create better programs ourselves. We are excited to honor them with this award.
Suitable spirit award recognizes a few programs we felt embody many of our Suitable values which consist of Teamwork, Creativity, Excellence, Diversity, Integrity, Persistence and Grit. Whether it’s through their enthusiasm and dedication to student success, their creativity in delivering a program that every student can participate in, or the determination to do whatever it takes to break down silos and work across campus, these programs go the extra mile and, much like Gritty, have fun along the way.
This award honors our most long-standing partnership. Dr. Audrey Murrell embodies all the awards outlined above--spirit, innovation and grit--while becoming a Suitable Champion at the University of Pittsburgh and beyond as the host of our Suitable Innovator Series show Re-Envisioning Student Engagement. We are excited to honor her with this award.
Our final category is the Distinguished Program. This award recognizes programs for their expertise in using Suitable to best serve their student population while supporting their mission and vision.. We would argue that all of our programs are distinguished but want to highlight three partners who have gone above and beyond this past year. Please join us in congratulating this year’s Distinguished Program Award winners.