Alumni Career Services is proud to announce that our Web 2.0 webinars have just been awarded the 2014 CASE Circle of Excellence bronze award. Check out our webinars and see how you can advance your career from your computer and gain the tools you need to launch an effective job search without leaving home.
Upcoming Career Webinars
Effective Uses of LinkedIn
Improve your chances in the job market by learning how to maximize your profile and strategies for building an effective contact list. Learn about the benefits of LinkedIn groups and how to be viewed as an expert in your field. Strategies for initiating contact with high level people and using Penn State connections to your advantage will also be covered.
For Penn State Alumni Association members, there is no fee for the webinar. For non-members, the fee is $20. When registering you will have the option to join the Penn State Alumni Association if you are not already a member. Current fees for annual individual membership are $50/year and annual joint membership $60.
Monday, September 22 at noon EST (Registration has closed)
Thursday, October 16th at noon EST (Registration will close 10/15)
Career Fitness Challenge
When was the last time you sat down and evaluated the course of your
career? Our Career Fitness Challenge is designed for anyone who
wants to shape up their career. If your career is not healthy, or is
showing signs of being weak or flabby, this 28 day challenge will help
you obtain those career opportunities that you are trying to reach.
Don't wait until it's too late and gear up for any career challenges
that come your way. The entire challenge is done remotely from your
home, office, or anywhere you feel comfortable. This is a self paced webinar where participants can join and begin at any time of the year. Registration is continuous and on going.
For Penn State Alumni Association members, there is a $28 fee for the webinar. For non-members, the fee is $50. When registering you will have the option to join the Penn State Alumni Association if you are not already a member. Current fees for annual individual membership are $50/year and annual joint membership $60.
Find below feedback from one of our recent Career Fitness Challenge participant:
I wanted to take a minute to thank both yourself and Cheryl for the opportunity to participate in the Career Fitness Challenge. The cost was extremely reasonable and the return was invaluable. The Challenge came at the perfect time for me, approximately 6 months before my early retirement from the federal government. The Challenge helped me to do a thorough review of my resume and my on-line presence. The daily reading and activities pushed me to update my job seeking materials to put my best foot forward during my job search. Having the ability to see other's people's submissions allowed me to get some additional great ideas for each of the activities and the ability to incorporate into my materials. Lastly, having your support throughout the challenge and your review of my resume and cover letter facilitated my landing an amazing post-retirement position. Thanks again.
Football Watching Party Networking Webinar
Any gathering of Penn Staters provides a change to network. Opportunities abound in the fall while watching our Nittany Lions on the gridiron. This webinar will help you learn how to use these gatherings to make professional connections to grow your business, get a job, or expand your network.
Monday, September 22nd at 6 p.m. EST
Alumni Career Services offers a four session webinar designed to assist alumni in developing the job search skills they need to obtain a new position. Take time to master the tools of interviewing, resume writing, and networking that will help you to obtain your next job. Participants will learn from a career expert in a once-a-week online presentation.
Every Thursday evening starting September 4th - September 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Registration has closed)
Alumni Career Services offers an eight-week journey toward discovering what really matters most to you in your career. Gain understanding of your individual strengths and passions so you can develop goals and build a plan that will lead to greater career satisfaction. Participants will learn from a career expert in a once-a-week phone presentation; join with other alumni in optional online discussions concerning the presentation and related topics; use tools that will help you gain self and career understanding; and, take time for self-assessment and reflection that results in attainable career goals.Check back for future dates!