Offered through Continuing Education
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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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 will help you 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 REG
P05 Tu 7-9:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
April 7 | MC-BA, 114
NEW! Professionally Polished: Designing your LinkedIn® Portfolio
Want to know how to stand out amongst professionals on the largest social network
for business? Learn from a marketing executive how to build a dynamic portfolio on
LinkedIn that will raise you to the top of your industry! At the end of this two-session
class, be ready for your network connections to explode and take you to the next level
in business. LinkedIn® is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation.
CPDV:705 | 2 sessions | $39 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P02 Th 6-8 p.m. | Sarah Guldalian
April 9-16 | MC-BA, 203
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+ | $55 REG
P01 Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins
Feb. 8 | MC-BA, 124
P02 Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins
April 11 | MC-BA, 124
Plus 50 Employment: The Purpose, Process and Payoff
Whether you have been recently laid off from your job as a result of the economy and
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 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 will receive information
from industry experts to help you find the path to opportunities.
CPDV:701 | 2 sessions | $37.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P05 Th 6-9 p.m. | Edwin Penfold
Feb. 20-27 | MC-BA, 208
Plus 50: Explore the Rewards of the Volunteering Pathway
Are you looking for ways to thrive and “give back” in retirement? Wondering how you
will 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 REG
P03 Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Carol Watkins
March 28 | MC-BA, 124
NEW! Plus 50: Too Young to Retire
What’s next? That is a question many 50 and above are asking themselves as they think
about retirement. This workshop is about revitalizing our definition of retirement.
We are seeing a “new retirement” take shape as baby boomers are reaching 65 at a rate
of 10,000 people per day. Many will live an additional 20 to 30 years. What will you
do with this time? Will you remain in your current career, modify it, volunteer or
choose a paid or unpaid encore career? This workshop is ideal for energetic midlifers
who are exploring possibilities as they design their next chapters.
CPDV:702 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P04 Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m.| Carol Watkins
May 9 | MC-BA, 124