Offered through Continuing Education
@ Meramec | Corporate College
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.
Call 314-984-7777 to register for spring classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.
Listening Beyond the Words: Building Communication Skills
Ineffective listening can block the success of any business. Are you hearing your
customers' needs and desires? Are your relationships with colleagues and co-workers
harmonious? Learn to build skills that enhance your working and personal relationships.
Class will focus on the fundamentals of effective listening and eliminating defensiveness
in the communication process. Discover blocks hindering good listening, build positive
interaction, in-depth listening skills and appropriate feedback. Lunch on your own.
BUSN:713 | 1 session | $46 Age 60+ | $69 Regular
P02 | Tu 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Jean Walters | April 9 | Corp. College, 207
Discover Your Career Passion
You spend a good part of your life expressing yourself through work and career. For
that reason, it is important to discover a path that offers joy and value in what
you do. In this class, we'll help you to 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 | $47 Age 60+ | $65 Regular
P04 | Tu 7-9:30 p.m. | Jean Walters | April 9-16 | MC-BA, 114
Finding Job Leads
Learn how to find job leads (i.e. internet, recruiters, staffing companies, placement
services, associations, and job fairs), navigate job boards, the importance of networking
and the role social networking can now play in your job search. This interactive workshop
is necessary for all those job seeking-no matter the industry. Class will provide
you with the tools necessary to find job leads in today's market.
CPDV:705 | 1 session | $20 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P01 | W 6-8:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins | Feb. 6 | Corp. College, 205
Resume Workshop: Impress Potential Employers
Attend this interactive resume writing workshop on how to develop an effective resume
for today's job market. Learn how to provide a great first impression to obtain the
job interview, how to advertise your qualifications focusing on the kind of work you
can do and want to do, highlight your most important accomplishments and focus on
the link between the company needs and the benefits you will provide.
CPDV:704 | 1 session | $20 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P01 | Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins | Feb. 19 | Corp. College, 205
Plus 50 Employment: The Purpose, Process and Payoff
Whether you have been laid off from your job as a result of the economy or company
restructuring or are looking to get into a different career path, individuals over
age fifty may find that the job seeking and employment process is vastly different
from years ago. Come learn about the unique challenges that older workers may face
including researching companies, locating online job search databases, updating your
resume to match your skills with prospects, networking, skill enhancement tools, interview
styles, local resources, branding statements and more. You'll receive information
from industry experts to help you find the path to opportunities.
CPDV:701 | 2 sessions | $38 Age 60+ | $59 Regular
P01 | Th 6-9 p.m. | Edwin Penfold | Feb. 21-28 | MC-BA, 112
Plus 50: Explore the Rewards of the Volunteering Pathway
Are you looking for ways to thrive and give back in retirement? Wondering how you'll
use your time meaningfully? Where will you choose to put your energy? In this workshop
we will look at ways to recycle and revive your dreams while rethinking your opportunities
through volunteering. Explore the volunteer pathway with an experienced life coach
and the support of like-minded fellow participants.
CPDV:702 | 1 session | $29 Age 60+ | $39 Regular
P03 | Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Carol Watkins | March 9 | MC-SO, 107
Plus 50: Finding Purpose and Passion in the 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. We believe the
years between 50 and 75 can be some of the best, but don't know how to make sense
of the changes we're facing. If you are looking for new meaning in work and life,
this powerful interactive learning experience will teach you how to 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. Bring a sack lunch.
CPDV:702 | 1 session | $40 Age 60+ | $65 Regular
P01 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins | Feb. 23 | MC-SO, 107
P02 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins | April 13 | MC-SO, 107