Webinar Series 2021

CCWT Webinar

CCWT hosts a regular webinar series where CCWT staff speak with scholars who are active in the fields of higher education and workforce development. Hear about the latest findings on college internships, implications for college students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and discussions regarding equity and social justice in higher education. Recordings of each webinar will be available after the live discussion. Spring 2021 flyer.

Announcing a new webinar series for 2021: Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin
This webinar series brings together educators, refugee resettlement service providers, college students with refugee background, scholars, employers, and community members to learn about the barriers and supports that impact the college and career success of Wisconsin residents of refugee background. The webinars will feature engagement with scholars and practitioners who support higher education for refugees, and the concluding webinar will be a panel discussion with college students with refugee background. After the completion of each webinar, everyone is invited to stay and discuss policy and advocacy to support higher education for immigrants of refugee background in Wisconsin.

All of CCWT's past webinars are online, view them on the YouTube Channel.


Past Events

CCWT Webinar

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 3p.m. CST (US)
Panel discussion: College Students with Refugee Backgrounds Discuss Experiences with College and Careers
Part of the Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin w/CCWT Associate Researcher Dr. Matthew Wolfgram

Watch a video of this webinar



CCWT Webinar

Monday, May 10, 2021, 4:30p.m. CST (US)
Participatory Research as Autoformación (Self-Education) and Consciousness Raising with Andrea Dyrness, University of Colorado Boulder
Part of the Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Participatory Action Research in Practice

For a link to the webinar, please e-mail CCWT at ccwt@wcer.wisc.edu



CCWT Webinar

Monday, April 26, 2021, 4:30p.m. CST (US)
Girls of Color and PAR: Investigating Sex Education in Chicago Public Schools with the Womxn that Fight Research Team, Chicago, IL
Part of the Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Participatory Action Research in Practice

Watch a video of this webinar



CCWT Webinar

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 3p.m. CST (US)
A Discussion with Karin Brown on Challenges in the Recognition of Refugees’ Educational Credentials
Part of the Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin w/CCWT Associate Researcher Dr. Matthew Wolfgram

Watch a video of this webinar | View Presentation slides (PDF)



CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 11a.m. CST (US)
From College to Career: How Liberal Arts Graduates Use Skills while Practical Arts Graduates Push Paper

In this webinar, CCWT Director Matthew Hora interviewed Dr. Corey Pech, a postdoctoral researcher in Sociology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Pech discussed his book project tentatively titled From College to Career. The book shows, that in fact, most Business and Engineering graduates move seamlessly into jobs that provide good pay but usually involve mundane office work. On the other hand, many English and Communications majors struggle to enter the labor market, and in their post-graduation jobs their skills (while being used) are not treated as valuable. Dr. Pech argues that these disparities arise from differential opportunities to internships that are only available to some majors and that the shift in higher education from promoting the general liberal arts to the more specific practical disciplines is a misguided practice.

Corey Moss-Pech is a National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. His research examines the intersection between work and education, and how experiences in, and attitudes toward, both work and school shape labor market and gender inequality.

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CCWT Webinar

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 3p.m. CST (US)
A Discussion with Sarah Dryden-Peterson on Her Research and on the Civic Education of Refugees
Part of the Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin w/CCWT Associate Researcher Dr. Matthew Wolfgram

Watch a recording of this webinar



CCWT Webinar

Monday, March 29, 2021, 11a.m. CST (US)
Participatory Action Research at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems with Mrill Ingram, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Part of the Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Participatory Action Research in Practice

Watch a recording of this webinar



CCWT Webinar

Friday, March 19, 2021, 11a.m. CST (US)
A Conversation with Dr. Jason Perry About Sports Management Internships at HBCUs

In this webinar, CCWT Director Matthew Hora discussed the impact of sport management internship programs at historically black college and universities (HBCUs) with Dr. Jason Perry from Howard University. The webinar focused on the potential for the unique culture of HBCUs and students’ experiences and racial identities to impact how they experience an internship, and featured insights from Perry's 2017 dissertation entitled "A Case Study Examining a Sport and Recreation Management Internship Program at a Historically Black University."

Dr. Jason Perry holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the Department of Health, Human Performance & Leisure Studies at Howard University. Dr. Perry received his Bachelors of Science degree in Sport Management from Winston-Salem State University, a Masters of Science in Sport Studies from High Point University, and his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Management with the concentration of Athletic Administration from Drexel University.

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CCWT Webinar

Monday, February 22, 2021, 11a.m. CST (US)
Building New Roots: Growing PAR in a New Context with Julissa Ventura, Marquette University
Part of the Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Participatory Action Research in Practice

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CCWT Webinar

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 3p.m. CST (US)
A Discussion with Paul Van Auken About his Research Refugee Resettlement and Refugee Communities in Wisconsin
Part of the Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin w/CCWT Associate Researcher Dr. Matthew Wolfgram

Watch a recording of this webinar | View PowerPoint slides



CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 11a.m. CST (US)
Special Guest: Alexandre Frenette, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Associate Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University
Uneven Experiences and Rewards in the Intern Economy: The Case of Arts and Design Graduates

Drawing on survey data with 200,000 arts and design alumni, Dr. Alex Frenette from Vanderbilt University talked with CCWT Director Dr. Matthew Hora about the rise of paid and especially unpaid internships in the creative sector, how arts graduates feel about their internship experiences, how these alumni say higher education could improve internships going forward, and how gender may shape unequal intern-to-career pathways.

Alexandre Frenette is an assistant professor of sociology and associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University. Using the music industry as his case study, he is currently working on a monograph about the challenges and the promise of internships as part of higher education. His writing on artistic workers and the intern economy have won awards from the Society for the Study of Social Problems as well as the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

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CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11a.m. CST (US)
Special Guest: Dr. Amanda Chase, University of Vermont
A Discussion with Amanda Chase on The Impact of Identity and Social, Economic, and Cultural Capital on College Student Internship Engagement

In this webinar, Dr. Amanda Chase of the University of Vermont spoke with CCWT Researcher Dr. Zi Chen on the impact of identity, social, economic, and cultural capital on college Internships. Though lacking access to internships may seem like a mere inconvenience, internships are often the gateways into particular careers and industries. If certain groups of students are excluded from internships on the basis of income, race/ethnicity or social connections, then the experiences and perspectives of too many college students will not be represented in the nation’s companies, organizations and government agencies.

Dr. Amanda Chase coordinates internships for the University of Vermont in the Career Center and the University's new Office of Engagement. Her research interests are focused on issues of access and equity in internships and experiential learning. She wrote a quantitative doctoral dissertation on this topic and earned her Ed.D in May 2020.

Watch a recording of this webinar


CCWT Webinar

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 3p.m. CST (US)
A Discussion with Becca Schwartz on Current Issues with Refugee Resettlement in Wisconsin
Part of the Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin w/CCWT Associate Researcher Dr. Matthew Wolfgram

Watch a recording of this webinar

Presentation materials (pdf)

CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 11a.m. CST (US)
Special Guest: Dr. Jenny Chan, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
A conversation with Dr. Jenny Chan on Internships and Labor in China

In this webinar Dr. Jenny Chan from Hong Kong Polytechnic University talked with CCWT Director Matthew Hora about her newly published book, Dying for an iPhone (2020; Haymarket Books), and its key findings regarding the status of high school and college internships in China and how they involve the production of Apple’s popular devices including iPhones and iPads. Dr. Chan also spoke about the state of the labor market in China since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and her new research on express delivery workers in China.

Dr. Jenny Chan, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is a recipient of Early Career Scheme funding awarded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (2018-2022). She also serves as the vice president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Labor Movements (2018-2022). Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers is her first co-authored book with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai (Haymarket Books & Pluto Press, forthcoming in 2020).

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CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 11a.m. CST (US)
Special Guests: Dr. Yanjun Guan, Professor in Management at Durham University Business School, UK; Dr. Jingzhou Pan, Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior at Tianjin University
The Interplay of Proactive Personality & Internship Quality in Chinese University Graduates’ Job Search Success: The Role of Career Adaptability

Dr. Matthew T. Hora talkedwith Dr. Jingzhou Pan and Dr. Yanjun Guan about how and when internship quality can lead to students’ job search success. Dr. Pan and Dr. Guan introduced their study in which they tracked a sample of Chinese university graduates’ internship and job search process by conducting a four-wave survey study that demonstrated the beneficial effect of internship quality on employment success, and the mediating effect of career adaptability (an important psychological resource) on the relationship between proactive personality and students’ employment outcomes.

Dr. Yanjun Guan is a professor in management at Durham University Business School, UK. Yanjun’s research areas include career management and cross-cultural management, and he is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Dr. Jingzhou Pan is an associate professor in organizational behavior at Tianjin University in China. Jingzhou’s research interests include leadership, creativity and innovation and career management.

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CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 11a.m. CST (US)
Special Guest: Deborah Santiago, CEO and co-founder of Excelencia in Education
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Improving Academic Outcomes and Successful Workforce Transitions

In this webinar, University of Wisconsin—Madison graduate student researcher Anthony Hernandez interviewed Excelencia in Education CEO and co-founder Deborah Santiago about Latino student achievement, research on educational practices and advancing institutional practices, creating a national network of stakeholders, Latino student transition to the workforce, and policy and funding priorities.

Deborah A. Santiago is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Excelencia in Education. For more than 20 years, she has led efforts from the community to national and federal levels to improve educational opportunities and success for all students.

Anthony Hernandez is a doctoral student in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2019, he was awarded a National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation Research Development Award for his dissertation work on leadership in Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

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CCWT Webinar
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
11am CST (US)
Special Guests: Julie E. Lucero, University of Nevada, Reno; Special Guest: Crystal LoudHawk-Hedgepeth, American Indian College Fund

Internship Opportunities in Community and Tribal Colleges

Dr. Hora talked with Julie and Crystal about internship opportunities and characteristics, career prep and readiness, and Tribal College social-economic structures.

Julie E. Lucero is an Assistant Professor, School of Community Health Sciences, and Director, Latino Research Center, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research is grounded in the community based participatory approach to research. Directing her research is the expectation that research outcomes benefit the researched population through development and implementation of interventions, treatment, and/or policy.

Crystal LoudHawk-Hedgepeth, enrolled member of the Dine’ Nation, is a Research Associate at the American Indian College Fund, where she helps execute the College Fund’s systematic research initiatives with Tribal Colleges. Crystal has over ten years of research experience managing projects from clinical investigations to educational research.


CCWT Webinar

Monday, August 24, 2020
1pm CST (US)
Special Guest: Dr. Mai See Thao, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Living Hmong Studies, building the field: Dr. Mai See Thao on Hmong refugee experiences and growing Hmong Studies

In this webinar, student researchers from the Our HMoob American College Paj Ntaub research study interviewed Dr. Mai See Thao, who the Director of the newly created University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Hmong Studies program and as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures. In addition to discussing her vision of Hmong Studies at UW-Oshkosh and her community-based research with Hmong, Dr. Thao also discussed her personal experiences as a former Hmong American UW-Madison undergraduate student and her path to becoming a Hmong academic.

Mai See Thao is a trained medical anthropologist with research interests in historical trauma, displacement, the refugee body, biopolitics, care (long-term care and chronic disease management), and community-based participatory research. She is also the new Director of Hmong Studies and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
3pm CST

Special Guest: Carmella Ocampo (Australian National University)
The Role of Internship Participation and Conscientiousness in Developing Career Adaptability: A Five-Wave Growth Mixture Model Analysis

In this webinar, CCWT's Zi Chen spoke with Carmella Ocampo, the lead author of a new study on the impacts of internship participation on a widely studied psycho-social variable in vocational psychology—that of career adaptability—which refers to the psychological resources one has to deal with uncertain and evolving situations. Since our current moment of the COVID-19 pandemic and a looming recession will create such an uncertain and difficult situation for college graduates, understanding the experiences and resources that can help students develop these resources will be critically important.

Carmella Ocampo is a PhD Candidate in Organizational Behavior in the Research School of Management at the Australian National University. At the broad level, Carell studies how personality traits, emotional abilities, and social contexts support or stifle individual goal pursuit efforts in the context of work and careers.

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Transcript


CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
3pm CST
Dr. Leopold Bayerlein (University of New England in Australia)

E-internships and work-integrated learning in higher education

Dr. Hora talked with Dr. Bayerlein about his recent research on online or e-internships, with a focus on how these new learning environments can best be designed to enhance student learning. The conversation covered Dr. Bayerlein's interest in work-integrated learning (WIL) that can take place within formal postsecondary courses and programs.

Dr. Leopold Bayerlein is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University of New England in Australia. He is an active business and accounting education researcher with a focus on the development of future focused curricula in higher education, and has recently conducted research on e-internships, work-integrated learning, and instructional design in postsecondary institutions. For more information see Dr. Bayerlein's webpage here.

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CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
11am CST
Dr. Carrie Shandra (Stony Brook Univ)

What Employers Want from Interns: Demand-Side Trends in the Internship Market

Dr. Carrie Shandra’s discussed her recent research on employer demand for interns, and the types of skills they are seeking in college interns. CCWT Director Matthew Hora and Dr. Shandra also talked about how the Great Recession impacted employers’ demand for interns, and then audience members can ask questions.

Dr. Shandra’s research is broadly focused on understanding work and life course inequalities in the United States, particularly as they occur during the transition to adulthood and among individuals with disabilities. Her research on work includes both paid employment and other forms of productivity that may not be compensated in the market - including care work, housework, and volunteering.

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CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
11am CST
Dr. Julia Freeland Fisher (Christensen Institute)

How Social Capital and Professional Networks Gained in College Internships Enhances Student Success

Hora spoke with Dr. Julia Freeland Fisher about why social capital matters for college students, whether colleges do a good job in fostering students’ social capital, how internships and micro-internships may foster professional networks and social capital.

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CCWT Webinar

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
11am CST
Hosted by Matthew Hora, with special guest Dr. Sean Edmund Rogers from the University of Rhode Island
All Internships are Not Created Equal: Job Design, Satisfaction, and Vocational Development in Paid and Unpaid Internships

Dr. Hora talked with Dr. Rogers about his latest research on unpaid internships,  student veterans and internships, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on college-workforce transitions.

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