In conjunction with the Office of Career Services, the Office of Alumni Engagement will be offering an online webinar series focusing on career development topics specific to alumni.
Four online sessions are planned:
Why are there Cheerios in My Laptop Bag? and other Important Questions for Parents Returning to the Workforce
February 15, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Many parents looking to reenter the workforce are both excited and nervous about the transition. You may be thinking “WHAT do I do now?”, “What CAN I do now?”, and especially “HOW do I get a job after all these years?”. In this webinar, we will explore what to expect as you return to the workforce, how to market yourself to potential employers, and the importance of jumpstarting your professional networks. Whether your children are in diapers or out of the house, join us to discover how to regain confidence, market yourself using web resources and social media, and make a plan for your next career move.
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The Best and Worst Job Search Methods; a Review of the Job Search Handbook, “What Color is Your Parachute?”
Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
A repeat of the webinar we offered in the fall, 2012 that provides an express review of the main points in the well-know job search manual “What Color is Your Parachute?” by Richard Bolles. If you are spending a lot of time with well-known websites like Monster and other large job search engines, author, Bolles, has something to say about that and the webinar host will share these details. The webinar will discuss the rates of effectiveness of common job search techniques, and reveal Bolles’ ‘most effective job search methods’. Particularly interesting in this webinar will be a side-by-side comparison of how companies prefer to fill jobs compared to how we tend to look for jobs. It will be an eye opening experience and all alumni are welcome to attend.
Unlocking and Exploring Career Codes - A Webinar for all Alumni (Especially, those with kids thinking about college)
Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Using John Holland’s career themes, we’ll explore how personality, interest, and ability can play into career choices and career satisfaction. Gaining a more in-depth understanding of Holland’s theory is not only personally beneficial, but may help you connect with a spouse who is looking for a career change, encourage a young child just beginning to develop individual skills and ability, or offer guidance to a teenager beginning to explore their own career and/or college choices. Join us for this webinar to find out more about your own Holland code as well as ways to communicate and support friends and family based on their Holland Codes! Free Holland/Career Assessments will be available to webinar participants!
“Edu-Create” a Career – A Webinar for Education Graduates Looking to Reinvent or Redirect Their Careers
Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Many school districts seek out Pennsylvania teachers because they are respected as being among the best-trained in the Nation. But did you also know that many teachers today, by choice or through life circumstances are working successfully in areas like counseling, social work, accounting, management, admissions, communication, PR, journalism and many other areas? It’s true. The largest-growing markets for teachers today are in the southern states – Texas, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, the Carolinas, and Alabama. Some education graduates are unable, or unwilling to seek employment in those areas with education job growth. This webinar discusses some of the things a teacher can do to reinvent themselves for the general workforce.
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