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Career and Post-Career Essentials

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Meramec | Corporate College | Online

Advance your career goals through job search, resume writing, networking and more. If you’re seeking a career change, or just entering the job market, Career Essentials will provide you with the knowledge to showcase your skills and abilities.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which includes, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements.

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Discover Your Career Passion

You spend a good part of your life expressing yourself through work and career. It is important to discover a path that offers joy and value in what you do. In this class, we will help convert that passion into a career path through the use of worksheets and discussions. You have always known what you love; now discover your career passion.
CPDV-702 | 1 session | $65 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
P03 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
April 13 | STLCC-Corp, 207

Plus 50: Find Purpose and Passion in Your Third Chapter

Are you facing the uncharted post-career years and wondering what’s next? Many of us in the third chapter of life feel unsettled, restless and adrift. The years between 50 and 75 can be some of the best, but how do you make sense of the changes you’re facing? If you are looking for new meaning in work and life, this powerful and interactive learning experience will share ways you can tap into the power of purpose. Whether you’re seeking an encore career, looking for enlivening volunteer work or reinventing your sense of identity, knowing your purpose will guide you to increased vitality, creativity and fulfillment.
CPDV-702 | 2 sessions | $51 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P01 Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Carol Watkins
April 17-24 | MC-BA, 116

Plus 50: Explore the Rewards of the Volunteering Pathway

Are you looking for ways to thrive and give back during retirement? Through volunteering, you can discover ways to recycle and revive your dreams while rethinking your opportunities. Explore the volunteer pathway with an experienced life coach and gain support from like-minded classmates.
CPDV-702 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P02 Sa 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Carol Watkins
May 8 | MC-BA, 118

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