College And Career Readiness Workshops


College and Career Readiness Toolkit

The world may be getting smaller, but the changes are coming faster. We’ve gathered a wealth of content and digital tools—including special expert-led webinars, advice videos, and blogs—to empower you with fresh insights, information, and practical strategies to help your community thrive. 

Resources that support college and career readiness—and so much more!—at all levels.

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Educating Beyond DEI Through Justice and to Healing

The social uprising and unrest of 2020 resulted in an increased institutional focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). Many school districts, colleges/universities, municipalities, and corporations scrambled to show their “wokeness” by establishing or re-igniting DEI initiatives and hiring DEI-focused staff.  These efforts were happening parallel to attempts by some to control curriculum, limit academic freedom, and stifle efforts to ensure educational equity.

Using Emotional Intelligence to Decrease Staff Turnover

There are two easily overlooked components of staff retention: mindset and emotional intelligence. Supporting employees to see their path clearly and grow is vital to individual and organizational success. Using emotional intelligence is an effective way to increase retention to be a successful organization in the 21st-century marketplace. In this webinar, Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser of SEL & Beyond will cover both mindset and tactical, clear tools that can be applied immediately to reduce burnout and turnover.

Educating Through Trauma: Put the Mask on Yourself First

How do educators recognize and confront trauma? Trauma creates an emotional toll on humans that can affect our school, our work, and our relationships with others. How educators address, name, and define trauma has an impact not only on their students but on their own wellness and work. In this first webinar of a year-long conversation surrounding the myriad complicated challenges to college and career readiness in 2022, higher ed professionals Adam A. Smith and Heather C. Lou discuss ways we as educators can take emotional care of ourselves, our colleagues, our team, and our students.

College- and Career-Readiness Workshops

The college experience and preparing for a career are shifting. Give the right advice now. Check out our exclusive series of free workshops for schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries led by Adam A. Smith, nationally recognized higher education expert. These engaging sessions provide educators and mentors with the skills and knowledge to effectively coach students to succeed in getting TO and THROUGH their higher education—and INTO their careers.

Abbott Is Changing the Face of STEM

We’ve partnered with Abbott to showcase its groundbreaking podcast series, Shaping the Future of STEM.

As a global health technology company that recruits world-class scientists and engineers, Abbott knows women are critical to solving the world’s biggest problems with smart, imaginative thinking. In this unique series, you will learn firsthand from Abbott female high school and college interns interviewing Abbott female scientists and engineers on topics such as paths to STEM careers, challenges women may face in STEM and how to overcome them, why working in STEM is rewarding, and much more!

Vault, an Infobase Company, Acquires Firsthand, the Leading Mentoring and Engagement Platform for Students and Alumni

Vault has joined forces with Firsthand, the premier career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni. By integrating Vault’s unique content with Firsthand’s engagement platform, we aim to take the mission of democratizing access to great careers to an entirely new level. Combined, the new entity will serve more than 500 higher education institutions and over 8 million users annually.

Bite-Size Career Tips from Expert Sue Morem

Gain valuable insight and actionable career tips from Sue Morem, author of How to Gain the Professional Edge and contributor to Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, on the essentials of looking for work during a pandemic, networking, virtual interviews, and more. Videos include:

  • Looking for Work During a Pandemic
  • Networking for Success
  • Virtual Interviews and Meetings
  • Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life
  • Selling Yourself: You Are the Product

Learn Skills, Tips, and More from These Papers, Infographics, and Resources

Illinois High School Student Assesses Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

A Firsthand Account of How High School Students Are Exploring Colleges and Careers

At Infobase, we strive to find innovative ways to help students and educators achieve their goals. So, we were excited to hear directly from a student about his experience using Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, our award-winning career exploration database, and which parts were most valuable to him.

Authoritative Guides That Help Students Plan, Choose, and Excel
Throughout the College Readiness Journey

prompts students to ask the right questions and directs them to resources and information that can help them understand how to build a well-rounded high school record. It offers clear-cut steps for understanding college costs, financial aid options, and planning to pay for college—and it emphasizes the most important aspect for choosing a school: finding the one that is right for you.

tackles the array of tasks and obligations college-bound students in their junior and senior years face—from taking entrance exams and writing application essays to choosing the right college for their goals and figuring out how to pay for it. This guide offers practical advice, information, and resources for mastering these challenges and setting the stage for college success. The advice, information, and resources provided here will give students the edge in planning and achieving their goals for higher education

Vault has created two unique guides to help students prepare for success in college!

Learn More about Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Where students and patrons explore, plan, prepare, and find the careers they love

Learn More about Professional Development & Training

Infobase Learning Cloud Professional Development and Training offers solutions for College and Career Readiness

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Connect college students with career readiness content solutions and get the most out of your trials