Supporting the Career Development of College Students with Mental Health Conditions (2 hours)

Today’s college students, also known as the iGeneration, are accomplished, tech natives and driven. Yet as many as 35% live with mental health conditions that can challenge their career path through college and beyond. This 2 hour workshop will provide employment service providers and college staff an overview of how mental health conditions can impact the educational and employment skill development of college students as well as key strategies for providers to help students achieve their main goals. Reasonable accommodations, wellness management and supervisory strategies will be discussed.

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the interconnection of academics, employment and mental health in college students
  • Gain a toolbox of strategies to help college students achieve their career goals
  • Feel empowered to communicate with students about wellness management strategies to support their career development
  • Present their personal dilemmas with students and receive consultation on best practices to support that person