January 2020

Generation Z:  What Do Students Want from their College Experience?

Friday, January 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Medaille College | Huber Hall Room 206 | 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, NY 14214

Cost:  FREE | Registration Deadline:  January 17, 2020

Presented by Tom Vane, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, SUNY Buffalo

Generation Z students have quickly replaced Millennials on college campuses and serving in our community as part of colleges’ community-engaged and service-learning work. We have heard that this new generation of college students crave authentic experiences, and prefers applied learning, and immersive educational experiences to in-class instruction. This generation has also grown up with technology in their hand from birth and is on its way to becoming the most educated generation in history.

Join the WNYSLC and VAWNY for a workshop on “Generation Z: What Do Students Want from their College Experience?” to explore the following topics:

  • Generation Z Culture: How does this generation see and interact with the world?
  • Generation Z Expectations: What are Gen Z students expecting from their learning experiences both in and out of the classroom?
  • How to Communicate with Generation Z: What are the best methods for our interpersonal communication with Gen Z students?

About Tom Vane

Tom Vane is the Assistant Director of Student Engagement at SUNY Buffalo. Mr. Vane has spent 12 years working professionally with college students in areas of leadership development, multicultural education, students activities, and residence life. Born and raised in Buffalo, Mr. Vane received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Buffalo in Psychology and his master’s degree from SUNY Buffalo State in Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, where he focused on inclusive education and generational cohort development. Mr. Vane is a proud cat-dad and is often hosting game nights when not at the gym.