Career Institute Keynote: Grace, Commitment and Justice: A love letter from an MHC alumna

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Sat, Jan 29, 2022

10:30 AM – 11 AM EST (GMT-5)

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A central focus of Career Institute is on how personal identity intersects with the professional and we are very excited about this year's keynote speaker, Yedalis Ruíz, M.Ed., PhD, '08 FP, Chief Access and Equity Officer, Caring Health Center and Research Affiliate, Center for Student Success Research (CSSR), UMass.

Dr. Yedalis Ruíz is a first-generation Puertorriqueña scholar/practitioner. Her research focuses on issues of educational access and equity among lower-income, first-generation, BIPOC communities and her work aims to bridge access to opportunities for college and career advancement through critical and collaborative community engagement frameworks and practice. She earned both her PhD and Master's degrees at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Educational Policy, Research and Administration with a concentration in higher education from the College of Education. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College. Yedalis is a quantitative and qualitative researcher and is trained in educational program evaluation and assessment methodologies. Since the fall 2013, she has been teaching undergraduate and graduate students at UMass and Bay Path University and was the first Director/Faculty Advisor of the Student Bridges Agency at UMass, Amherst. She is currently the Chief Access and Equity Officer at Caring Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Western, MA and holds a faculty appointment in the graduate higher education program at UMass.

Every sophomore and junior should attend this award-winning event!

This professional-style conference focuses on the skills students need to build for long-term success:
Confident Speaking - Authentic Networking - Finding an Internship - Identity & Work - Goal Setting

There will be introductory and advanced versions of each topic to meet you wherever you happen to be at right now.


For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact the Career Development Center Team at Please make accommodation requests no later than 5 business days prior to the event in order to allow for implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

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Co-hosted with: Career Development Center (OWNER), Weissman Center for Leadership

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