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How to Communicate Your Personal Brand for Maximum Impact and Success in the Business World

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Feb 14, 2016 Comments Off on How to Communicate Your Personal Brand for Maximum Impact and Success in the Business World

Online Webinar
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Whether you are seeking a new career, launching a new business or have been in the world of entrepreneurship for quite some time, your personal brand does impact your success with potential employers and prospective clients. To remain competitive amongst a sea of job seekers and growing businesses, it is imperative that you shift how you see and present yourself in the marketplace.

Titles and key words on your resume get lost in the piles of paper and electronic files. What matters to hiring managers, employers and consumers is the qualities you possess, your character, your core values, your personality and what drives you… your WHY and what you truly stand for in the world.

Join this webinar to learn how to uncover and then effectively communicate your core values, personal assets, and unique offerings to amplify your personal brand; attracting the interest of potential employers or prospective clients.

About the Presenter:
Mali is the Founder and CEO of the SOAR Community Network, author, speaker, marketing strategist, podcaster and the Executive Producer of Tea with Mali Cable TV Show. In 2015, Mali was selected as a Belief Team community partner through Values Partnership for the Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network BELIEF initiative. As the Founder and CEO of the SOAR Community Network, Mali leads a dedicated consortium of business experts in helping small and mid-sized businesses expand their market reach by operating as their virtual marketing department.

She has over 18 years of marketing, sales, and business development experience. Mali also ran a financial services practice for seven years where she created and implemented risk management strategies for hundreds of clients. Mali is a community champion for several local non-profits. She is the co-founder of the Young Professional Leadership Group and the cohost of Creative Entrepreneur Buzz Podcast(Named New and Noteworthy and What’s Hot on iTunes in 2014).

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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Hard Rolls and Soft Skills: Business Dining Etiquette

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Nov 22, 2015 Comments Off on Hard Rolls and Soft Skills: Business Dining Etiquette

Online Webinar
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

*Co-Sponsored by the Georgetown HR & Recruiting Alumni Group*

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We’re always eating in business: from ordering sandwiches in for a long meeting, to client lunches and special event dinners. Join this webinar to gain confidence and poise at any table, so you can concentrate on the business at hand. Certified Etiquette Instructor Callista Gould, who has an MBA and a wealth of business experience, will cover stories of etiquette triumphs and disasters and the rules of the table that help move your career forward.

About the Presenter:
Callista Gould is a Certified Etiquette Instructor and Founder of the Culture and Manners Institute. What sets her apart is that she has 20 years of business experience, from global brands to a successful start up in the tech world.

Her experience includes serving as Director of Marketing for InterTech Media, a pioneer in web video based in Stamford, Connecticut; leading the public relations department for Amana Appliances in Iowa; and marketing and event planning for Sony Music in Chicago for artists such as Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Ozzy Osborne and Korn.

She has an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelors in English and Medieval Studies from the University of Iowa. She also interned at the National Journalism Center in Washington D.C. She received her etiquette certification from the Etiquette Institute.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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Why More Women Should Run for Elected Office And How to Get Started

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Nov 01, 2015 Comments Off on Why More Women Should Run for Elected Office And How to Get Started

Online Webinar
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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*Co-Sponsored by the Women of Georgetown Group*

Women make up 53 percent of the American electorate yet they account for less than a quarter of all elected officials. While women make important contributions to virtually every aspect of American society, they are playing very minor roles in helping to make our laws and/or govern our communities.

It is estimated that at the current rate of women running for and winning political office, gender equity won’t be achieved until 2121, 200 years after women earned the right to vote.

In this webinar, nonpartisan political analyst Jennifer Duffy (C’85) will discuss the current status of women in elected office, and why it can and should change. The webinar is nonpartisan and aimed at women of all partisan stripes who might be thinking about running for office at any level of our democracy or simply want to help build the pipeline of women in elected office. The discussion will cover the following topics:

-Why women don’t run for elected office
-What motivates women who do opt to run for office
-The barriers women face when they are candidates
-How to prepare to become a candidate

About the Presenter:
Jennifer is the Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for U.S. Senate and Governors races. She has 30 years of experience in campaign politics, the last 27 of which have focused on non-partisan political analysis.

She has served as an off-air analyst for NBC News on Election Nights from 1996 through 2014. Jennifer has been quoted in numerous publications and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, and C-SPAN's "Washington Journal." In June of 2011, BusinessInsider.com named her one of the 13 savviest political analysts in the country. She is a frequent public speaker on elections and national political trends.

Learn more at cookpolitical.com…

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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Management Bootcamp Part 2: Building a Great Team

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Oct 18, 2015 Comments Off on Management Bootcamp Part 2: Building a Great Team

Online Webinar
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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The elusive world of management is something we are never formally taught, yet expected to know and master throughout our careers. The shift from individual contributor to manager of people is both an exciting and overwhelming milestone in one’s career.

In Part 2 of this 4-part Management Bootcamp, Leadership Coach Kathy McConnell (B'86) will explain how successful leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their best work together. She will cover strategies that new managers need to embrace if they wish to be most effective, including:

-Strengths-based leadership (link individual strengths to roles and identify gaps)
-Setting expectations and holding people accountable…and inspired!
-Controlling your messaging (repositioning yourself when you’re promoted from within)
-Setting up meetings for success
-Coaching staff for ongoing professional development

About the Presenter:
Kathy McConnell (B'86) is a Senior Leadership Coach at The Paradox of Leadership, a boutique leadership education firm based in New York City and serving clients globally. Kathy started her business career in brand management and strategic marketing, working with diverse industries such as consumer products, financial services and non-profits. Through this experience, she developed expertise in assessing client needs and understanding what drives human behavior at work.

Kathy stimulates leaders to access their potential, build their confidence and expand their creativity – whether to build their leadership skills or to develop new career strategies. She is both compassionate and rigorous in her coaching, focusing on building competency and capacity in the individual leader
rather than short-term problem solving. Her coaching consists of creative, individualized development programs that support her clients in making meaningful change while managing extremely demanding jobs.

Career Development – DC: Educational
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Scaling Your Organizational Culture: A Panel Discussion with the HR Alumni Group & Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Oct 18, 2015 Comments Off on Scaling Your Organizational Culture: A Panel Discussion with the HR Alumni Group & Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance

Ever Fi
3299 K St NW, Suite #4
Washington, DC 20007
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30pm

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"Company Culture" is often a leading reason that attracts professionals to a startup or small business.  Leadership teams collaborate with Human Resources to ensure hiring practices and employee engagement/training support the organization's mission and reflect its culture, but to what extent can culture be maintained in every aspect of an organization as it grows?

Though every startup and small business dreams of the day they can increase headcount, scaling the practices that allow leadership teams to provide a consistent culture and brand is challenging.  Join four Hoyas who have extensive experience in serving on leadership teams and in human capital roles for growing companies in Washington, D.C. for a panel discussion on their strategies for maintaining and evolving your company culture during growth periods.

Career Development – DC: Panel Discussion
Career Development – Regional: Networking
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Regional Club Leader Best Practices: Event Planning & Marketing

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Oct 18, 2015 Comments Off on Regional Club Leader Best Practices: Event Planning & Marketing

Online Webinar
Friday, October 30, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Events are at the core of what makes a regional club valuable to local alumni. However, a busy volunteer rarely has the time to dedicate to event strategizing and marketing. It is also especially difficult to find advice that applies to the unique world of alumni clubs, which thrive from loyal volunteers and an engaged alumni body. To provide support in these areas, the Georgetown regional engagement team is pleased to host Alexa Fernandez (MBA/MPP'05) for a webinar to share the wisdom she learned after serving as president of the Georgetown Alumni Club of the UK, and now currently as the founder of the US Alumni Club in London.

Alexa will address popular formats, logistical tips, volunteer management practices, surveys, and advice on setting goals based on the size and age of your club. Sam Sanders (C'07, MA'13) Associate Director of Regional Initiatives, will co-present to explain how Georgetown can support your club.

More about Alexa:
By day, Alexa Fernandez (MBA/MPP'05) works at BBVA in the New Digital Business Development team looking for business opportunities and partnerships with companies that are innovating in the financial sector. By night, she founded and runs the US Alumni Club. She manages the website, social media, finances and marketing of the Club.

Alexa has extensive experience organizing events both for work (e.g. BBVA London Anniversary dinner at the British Museum for clients, diplomats, and employees—110 people) and for Alumni (e.g. cocktail party with Dean of Georgetown at Arts Club—150 people and Women in Business panel—60 people, US Alumni Quiz Night – 100 people).

Alexa served as President of the Georgetown University Alumni Club of UK from 2007-2013. During her tenure, membership increased from 400 to over 1,000 alums and the Club received four awards from the University, including the Best Alumni Club Award in 2009. She also served on the Leadership Board for Georgetown’s 2013 John Carroll Weekend in London in which 1,400 alumni & friends attended.

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How to Network So the Offers Come to You

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Oct 18, 2015 Comments Off on How to Network So the Offers Come to You

Online Webinar
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Did you know that more than 70 percent of people land jobs through networking?

In this webinar, Anna Graham Hunter, Career Happiness Coach, will share her tactics for landing a position you love without scouring job postings or submitting countless applications. Anna will explain her step-by-step process for implementing a savvy career strategy: clarifying what drives and motivates you at work so that you know what to look for; exploring a wide variety of companies and positions until you find the right fit; and building relationships so that the offers come to you before positions are even posted.

About the Presenter:
Anna Graham Hunter is a Career Happiness Coach who helps professionals create their dream careers. Having spent 23 years in a variety of careers – including education, journalism, politics, lobbying, nonprofit management, management consulting, and executive coaching – Anna now devotes herself full-time to making career happiness a reality for others. www.annagrahamhunter.com.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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From First Draft to Bookshelves: Perspectives on Publishing from a Writer, Literary Agent and Editor

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Oct 18, 2015 Comments Off on From First Draft to Bookshelves: Perspectives on Publishing from a Writer, Literary Agent and Editor

Online Webinar
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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*Co-Sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance*

Calling all aspiring authors, agent-seeking writers, and others curious about the behind-the-scenes mechanics of the publishing industry. Join this in-depth conversation among writer Lee Kelly (C'02), her literary agent Adriann Ranta, and her editor at Simon & Schuster, Navah Wolfe. Lee, Adriann, and Navah will unveil the process by which a manuscript goes from first draft to bookshelves, with each presenter providing tips, suggestions and advice from her own wheelhouse:

-Lee will share her experience as a first-time author, focusing on how she shaped her initial draft of City of Savages into a manuscript that caught her agent’s eye. She’ll cover revision tips and strategies, as well as how and when to join a critique group, the importance of beta readers, query tips, and her favorite resources on writing, revising, and shopping a manuscript.

-Next, Adriann will provide her perspective as a senior literary agent actively acquiring new projects across all audiences and genres. She’ll give insight on what she personally looks for in a new project and client, her do’s and don’ts regarding querying agents, what happens once she signs an author, and how she selects and approaches editors with a new project.

-Lastly, Navah will give her expert editorial take, including what she looks for in a manuscript submission, what kind of projects she’s acquiring at Simon & Schuster right now and how the acquisition process actually works, what happens to a manuscript once she acquires it, and her techniques for bringing her manuscripts to the next level.

About the Presenters:
Lee Kelly is an alumnus of Georgetown University (College 2002) and NYU Law School (2008).  She is the author of CITY OF SAVAGES and the forthcoming A CRIMINAL MAGIC (2016), both from Simon & Schuster’s new speculative fiction imprint, Saga Press.  An entertainment lawyer by trade, Lee has practiced law in Los Angeles and New York.  She lives with her husband Jeff, their son Penn, and their family’s newest addition, Summer – so everyone currently feels blessed but sleep-deprived.  Lee is represented by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services, and you can visit her at NewWriteCity.com.

Adriann Ranta is senior agent and vice president at Wolf Literary Services.  She represents New York Times bestselling, award-winning authors, journalists, illustrators and graphic novelists, as well as actors, stuntwomen, makeup artists, and many other pioneering creative thinkers and leaders in their fields.  She is actively acquiring all genres for all age groups with a penchant for edgy, dark, quirky voices, unique settings, and everyman stories told with a new spin. She loves gritty, realistic, true-to-life stories with conflicts based in the real world; women’s fiction and nonfiction; accessible, pop nonfiction in science, history, and craft; and smart, fresh, genre-bending works for children.  She lives in Brooklyn with her sadistically talkative cat Piggy, has many tattoos, and is an evangelical fan of the X-Files.

Navah Wolfe is an editor at Saga Press, Simon & Schuster’s new science fiction and fantasy imprint. She loves books with characters that steal your heart, and stories that stay with you long after the last page is turned.  She is always on the lookout for fresh, innovative genre fiction, character-driven novels with a commercial hook, clever, gorgeous books that get under your skin, and stories that make us question our place in the world.  She was previously an editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, where she worked on many bestselling books, including some that have won awards such as the Printz Honor, The Pura Belpré Award, The Pen/Faulkner Award, The Stonewall Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Schneider Family Award.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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Informational Webinar: Hertog Foundation Fellowships

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Sep 20, 2015 Comments Off on Informational Webinar: Hertog Foundation Fellowships

Online Webinar
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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If you could study with some of the world’s top thinkers on some of the world’s most important topics—U.S. foreign policy, economic theory, American political thought and history—which would you choose?

The Hertog Foundation offers fully funded fellowships that provide the opportunity to study with leading thinkers and practitioners in an area of public policy. In weekend seminars and summer programs, selected participants closely examine political leadership with prominent men and women who have shaped American public policy – including General David Petraeus; Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz; Michael Doran, former Senior Director in the National Security Council; Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs; Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; historian Andrew Roberts; and many more.

The programs have several aims: to provide useful knowledge that participants can apply to their professional endeavors, to create a network of leaders who seek to make a meaningful difference in U.S. public policy, and to provide a gateway for men and women who may wish to take a major new step or pursue a significant new direction in their careers and lives.

Whether you are post-college or mid-career, join this webinar to learn more about the Hertog Foundation, its programs, and the application and selection process from Cheryl Miller, Director of the Hertog Foundation, Lily Reeder, Program Manager for the Foundation, and Michael Brill (MA'16), former Fellow.

www.hertogfoundation.org.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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GUWIL Leadership Development Series | Negotiating for Success

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Sep 20, 2015 Comments Off on GUWIL Leadership Development Series | Negotiating for Success

Online Webinar
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Though managers must be competent in a broad array of analytical skills such as marketing and operations, they must complement their expertise with negotiation and influence skills. Displaying an expert understanding in these areas will not only help smooth internal dynamics, they also help managers bargain with external actors—competitors, suppliers, customers, and regulators.

To deepen your understanding of the bargaining process and sophisticated techniques for achieving your goals, join Professor Catherine Tinsley to understand how:

•To develop confidence in using negotiation as a tool to help you get what you want.
•To reevaluate your notions of when and why people negotiate.
•To understand the central strategies and tactics of negotiation.
•To improve your ability to analyze the behavior and motives of others.
•To diagnose situational factors and how they will influence the negotiation process.

Incorporating findings from economics, psychology, sociology, and game theory, Tinsley will build a conceptual framework for understanding most negotiation situations.

Catherine Tinsley, Ph.D., is a Professor of Management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Executive Director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute, Academic Director of Georgetown McDonough’s Executive Master’s in Leadership program, and a Senior Policy Scholar at McDonough’s Center for Business and Public Policy. Tinsley is an expert on the gender pay gap, gender dynamics in the workplace, and interventions to promote women's leadership. She recently participated in The World Economic Forum’s 2015 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland where she took part in the Women’s Economic Empowerment discussion, as a primary investigator on the subject of “Women and Confidence.” In 2012 and 2013, she partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to study a decade of gender in the C-suite—researching how women fared relative to men in publicly traded companies from 2000-2010

Career Development – DC: Educational
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