UIA Strada Bridging the Gap between Education and Employment (BGEE) Grant

UCF is the Southeast Region lead campus for a $2.4 million UIA initiative, funded by the Strada Education Network, to help colleges and universities develop more systematic ways to prepare graduates for the workforce and more strategic approaches to engaging with potential employers. From 2018-2020, seven participating UIA campuses will map and reimagine career services on their campuses to ensure diverse student and workforce needs are met, reimagine how graduates articulate their marketable skills, and build more intentional university-employer partnerships.
Participating UIA campuses: Oregon State University, University of California-Riverside, Ohio State University, Arizona State University, Purdue University, Georgia State University

Career Readiness Assessment (CRA) Team

Ryan N. Goodwin, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator (PI)

Colin Byard

Project Lead

Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.

Vice President, Student Development and Enrollment Services

Lynn Hansen

Executive Director, Career Services

Anna Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English

William Blank, Ph.D.

Director of Career Development, Career Services

Veena Garib

Director, Employer Relations

Jason Jude Smith. Ph.D.

Director, Experiential Learning

Karen Cox

Director, Undergraduate Advising

Mark Heinrich, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Tiffany Alexander

Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Doris Alcivar

Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Jessica Thomas

Assistant Director, Career Services

Bradley Loomis

Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Gian-Karlo Alvarez

Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Dan Murphree, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, History