This past June I had the opportunity to attend NACE 2016 in Chicago. While there, I was eager to attend sessions that provided me with solid take away activities that I could implement for career workshops. I was not disappointed! On the first day, I attended a session called "10 New Ways to Make 'Em Work and Play' presented by two Career Services staff members, Veronica and Ali, from Purdue University.

The session was focused on interactive career "games" that could be brought into a career workshop or class environment. Many of the games were scale-able to large or small groups, and encouraged students to think outside the box when reflecting on their career interests. In particular, my favorite game was "Wheel of Fortune"--it involves giving away candy, is easy, and can be a great icebreaker to whatever career topic you are hoping to discuss.

If you are interested in learning more, check out the attached .pdf of Veronica and Ali's presentation as well as the Google document complete with directions for all the games.

Happy planning!

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