June 4, 2018

'Generation Z Goes to College' presentation set for Tuesday

Faculty and staff are invited to a presentation on "Generation Z Goes to College" at 9 a.m. Tuesday (June 5) in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse as part of the Boiler Share Symposium 2018.

The presentation will feature Corey Seemiller, co-author of "Generation Z Goes to College," which aims to prepare college administrators and educators for a new generation of college students. Seemiller also is the co-author of "Generation Z Leads," a practical implementation guide for educators in designing meaningful leadership development experiences for Generation Z college students.

Seemiller has worked in higher education for more than 20 years -- the last four directly with Generation Z students. She currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University. Seemiller also is the author of "The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook" and associated measurements and tools to help educators develop intentional curriculum that enhances leadership competency development.

"As we prepare to welcome a new generation of students to campus, we must be mindful of how we respond to their social and educational needs to ensure that students have a meaningful Purdue experience," says Beth McCuskey, Purdue vice provost for student life. "Our incoming students -- known as Generation Z -- already show defining characteristics that will influence the way we interact with and prepare them for their future after college. These characteristics include a career focus, inclusivity of others, financial frugality and an inseparability from technology."

Registration for the presentation is available online. For more information on the presentation or on the Boiler Share Symposium, contact Jim Hintz at 765-494-7431 or hintzj@purdue.edu.

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