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Marketable Language Competencies

Thursday, November 3, 2022


Join Rebekah to discuss the competencies our language learners are developing, why they are marketable, and who’s seeking them. Rebekah will share why it is important that students understand and can communicate competencies they are learning and a few strategies to incorporate competency discussions in the classroom.

About the discussant:

Rebekah Paré joined WashU in 2022 as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Career Development and Education, responsible for creating a new unified career center for the university. Prior to arriving at WashU, Paré was the founding Associate Dean and Executive Director of SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she led a nationally recognized career initiative. At Wisconsin, she transformed liberal arts career preparation, with a focus on engaging students early and often in the undergraduate experience, increasing student participation in career services six-fold, involving hundreds of employers in career development programs for students, connecting thousands of alumni to students for mentorship and professional opportunities, integrating career development into the academic experience in partnership with faculty, and elevating the liberal arts college’s appeal, contributing to increased enrollments and improved career outcomes. Having studied both German Literature and Musicology, she completed her graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is passionate about supporting the arts and humanities.