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The Golden Rules of Relationships

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 16, 2015 Comments Off on The Golden Rules of Relationships

Online Webinar
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Every business is a people business, and our relationships matter greatly – both external relationships and definitely our internal relationships. In fact, we should treat our team members and other colleagues as our internal clients. Our solid relationships enable us to get our work done well and on a timely basis.

Authored by Dale Carnegie in 1936, "How To Win Friends and Influence People" articulates the Golden Rules of Relationships. Despite your industry, every organization should place a high priority on internal and external relationships. Leadership Coach John Keyser (C'59) will use this webinar to explain why Carnegie's advice is increasingly relevant as demanding jobs and accessible technology decrease the need for in-person interactions.

To show the modern professional how they slow down to prevent their relationships from suffering, Keyser will draw on examples from his management and coaching experience to translate Carnegie's principles in to your daily interactions with colleagues, partners, and clients.

About the Presenter:
John Keyser is founder and principal of Common Sense Leadership, a Washington, D.C.-based coaching firm that helps corporate executives further develop skills they need to become great leaders. John has helped countless CEOs and senior business leaders learn how to encourage workplace productivity, collaboration and, ultimately, profitability by adopting best practices in leadership – bringing out the best in their teams.

Prior to becoming a leaderdship consultant and coach, John had a successful career as a leader in the private and non-profit sectors for more than 40 years. His first hand experience working within highly energetic, successful cultures uniquely qualifies him to share how organizations perform at their highest level, and, surely, the benefit of investing time and resources in developing people. Previously, John was a senior executive with Johnson & Higgins, one of the largest brokerage firms in the world, later merged into Marsh & McLennan.

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How to Be an Effective Mentor

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 16, 2015 Comments Off on How to Be an Effective Mentor

Online Webinar
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:30 – 1:15pm

Mentoring is a great way for Hoya Alumni to give back and feel connected to the Georgetown community. Unfortunately, the idea of being a mentor often conjures up images of deep subject matter expertise or of a huge time commitment, and there's not an exact playbook to follow.

Mentoring does not have to be time intensive nor does it require decades of experience, however. Students at all levels and in all programs are eager to learn more about how those who have gone before them figured it out, and you have that knowledge to share.

Join Rebecca Cassidy, Director of the Undergraduate Office of Professional Development, and Tom Raffa, Hoya mentor and CEO of Raffa P.C., and to learn how to mentor effectively. You’ll learn what your students are expecting of you and how you can personally grow from the experience. Though every mentor/mentee relationship is unique, Cassidy will address the habits that create an essential foundation for a flourishing mentor/mentee pairing.

We appreciate your support of the next generation of Hoyas!

The Presenters:
Rebecca Cassidy has more than 10 years experience coaching, training, and advising business students and mid-career professionals. In addition, she is a Global Career Development Facilitator. Cassidy currently is the Director of the Undergraduate Office of Professional Development which offers career advising, programming, and internship and job placement assistance for Georgetown McDonough's more than 1,300 students.

Tom Raffa (B'76) is a member of the Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program and has been a mentor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business for more than 15 years.

Tom founded Raffa, P.C. over a quarter century ago to service the needs of the nonprofit community. Tom turned his vision into reality by building a company designed to improve the business of nonprofits and to focus on its corporate and civic responsibility. In June 2009, Tom was named Business CEO of the Year for Social Value Leadership by Greater DC Cares.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Leadership
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The New Big Data: Human-Centered Analytics

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 16, 2015 Comments Off on The New Big Data: Human-Centered Analytics

Online Webinar
Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Human-Centered Analytics is poised to revolutionize everyday life. Veebit is a research & analytics firm that employs psychometric modeling to deliver a new layer of relationship intelligence to individuals, communities and organizational leaders.

Big Data’s ability to gather and analyze data provides revolutionary new insights into what individuals are doing yet its greatest strength is also its limiting factor: the optics for Big Data is limited to the residual observed data generated. Put simply, Big Data provides powerful observational and probabilistic answers regarding what people do, but cannot reveal the why behind those behaviors. Even while profitably using Big Data solutions to optimize their businesses, savvy leaders are already wrestling with this limitation.

During this webinar you will learn more about the emerging field of Human-Centered Analytics, the potential it holds for business and civic leaders, and opportunities for embracing your own personal value priorities in a world drowning in data.

Specifically, the presenters will discuss:

•The construct Veebit has created for better understanding decisionmaking along value lines, including the broad applicability of these insights across industries, from corporate brands to political and non-profit campaigns.
•A crash course in psychometrics, discuss common examples of how it is currently applied and, through the presentation of a case study, discuss its promise to better inform stakeholder engagement.
•Background on the Millennial Leadership Initiative, a public research project through which Veebit has partnered with organizations on to better understand community-based values.

About the Presenters:
Terri Persico is the Founder & CEO of Veebit and is a veteran of the financial services industry.

Kyung (Chris) T. Han, PhD is the Director of the Veebit Research Committee and a Director at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

Sarah Vazquez (C'13) is the Project Manager for the Veebit Millennial Leadership Initiative.

Learn more at www.veebit.com.

Career Development – DC: Educational
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Career Gaps, "You’re Overqualified," and Ageism: Difficult Conversations in Career Reentry

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 09, 2015 Comments Off on Career Gaps, "You’re Overqualified," and Ageism: Difficult Conversations in Career Reentry

Online Webinar
Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Are you planning a reentry to the workforce after being out of it for an extended period of time? Then you likely understand that navigating the networking and interviewing process is entirely different than the standard job search.

When interviewing, or simply interacting with practitioners in their targeted fields, the pain points for returning professionals usually center around how to discuss "the gap," and how to deal with veiled references to age, such as "you seem really overqualified for that role." Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and co-founder of iRelaunch, and long-time career reentry expert, will discuss recommended language for these kinds of conversations. Carol will also interview Antoinette Wannebo (C'90), who returned to work at age 43 after 5 years out of the workforce, about the critical conversations she had as she successfully transitioned back to work.

About the Presenters:
Carol is CEO & Co-Founder of iRelaunch, the leading and most comprehensive career reentry resource for employers, universities​, professional associations ​and individuals. iRelaunch has connected with a national network of nearly 15,000 people at 200 return-to-work programs and presentations. iRelaunch's flagship event, the ​Annual iRelaunch Return-​to​-Work Conference in New York City, is the leading external source of candidates for the major Wall Street reentry internship programs.

After 8 years out of the workforce, Antoinette Wannebo returned to work as an Analyst at New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Past employers include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University’s Center for Earth Science Information Network. While taking time to care for her 3 children, she authored several grants to bring STEM to her children's public school and was active on the environmental committee of her local district’s participatory budgetary process. She received a BA from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Environmental Management from Yale.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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Jumpstart 2015: A Personal Strategy Workshop to Help You Re-Focus, Re-Set and Re-Charge Your Year

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on Jumpstart 2015: A Personal Strategy Workshop to Help You Re-Focus, Re-Set and Re-Charge Your Year

Online Webinar
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Is 2015 on track to be your best year yet? Have you been able to execute on the goals and expectations that you set at the start of the year? Are you crystal clear on what success looks like between now and December 31?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, join us on July 28 when Ben Sands, the CEO and founder of Sands Leadership, will lead us through a high-energy and engaging “Personal Strategy Retreat” webinar to help you pull up and reflect on your year so far and set yourself up for an incredible second half.

During the session you’ll have an opportunity to reflect on the highlights of your year to-date: your accomplishments, lessons learned, what mattered (and what didn’t) and, most importantly, what you must do – more of, less of and/or differently – going forward to ensure that you achieve both the personal and professional outcomes you are really after this year.

This will be a “working” webinar in every sense. All participants will receive a detailed workbook and the expectation is that you will complete your planning during the webinar. To maximize the value of the webinar, a short survey will be sent in advance of the session to all registered participants. Survey response is not required, but participation will help you to get as much as possible from the session.

About the Presenter:
Ben Sands is the CEO of Sands Leadership, an executive coaching and training company that helps educate and empower highly talented men and women to better lead themselves, others and organizations. He works with rising leaders at both Fortune 100 companies and venture-backed startups. Learn more at www.ben-sands.com.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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How to Start Your Own Side Business While Working Full-Time

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on How to Start Your Own Side Business While Working Full-Time

Online Webinar
Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Are you utilizing your unique skills, talents, abilities, ideas, and interests in your day job? If not, why not consider starting a side business? You know, that idea you have been mulling around and people close to you have long said, “You could make that into a business?”

In this webinar, Career and Small Business Coach Jason Levin (MBA'06), will show you how to take a thoughtful and tactical look at getting your idea off the ground. Jason will outline effective approaches to starting a side business and explain:

• How to recognize an opportunity for a side business
• What you actually need in your plan of attack
• How to carve time in the busiest of schedules to move your idea along
• How to engage others to support your efforts

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that freelancers and self-employed individuals may comprise 20% of the workforce by 2020. With the growing number of "Hoyapreneurs" around the world, we hope you will join this session to determine if your business idea can become a reality.

About the Presenter:
Jason Levin founded Ready, Set, Launch, LLC® after a career in brand management at Unilever, consulting at Accenture and employer branding sakes at Vault.com. He helps his small business clients grow their businesses, focus resources and overcome challenges. Jason also enjoys speaking on and moderating panels and presenting career development seminars and webinars at staff retreats, conferences and training sessions.

Jason will also be giving away two free phone or Skype coaching sessions. To be eligible, answer the following questions by July 15, 2015, 5pm EST:

• What is the biggest challenge you face to getting your side business off the ground?
• What is the one thing you hope to learn from this webinar?

Feel free to email answers to Jason, Jason@readysetlaunch.net.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT: STEM Hoyas Connect

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT: STEM Hoyas Connect

Online Networking Platform
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 12 – 1pm

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Career Development – DC: Networking
Career Development – Regional: Networking
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VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT: Hoya Writers Connect

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT: Hoya Writers Connect

Online Networking Platform
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12 – 1pm

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Career Development – DC: Networking
Career Development – Regional: Networking
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Introduction to Design Thinking

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on Introduction to Design Thinking

Online Webinar
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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You've probably heard the phrase "design thinking" thrown around in meetings, at conferences, and in the pages of Fast Company, but what does design thinking really mean and how can you incorporate its basic principles into your work?

This webinar will introduce the foundational principles of design thinking in clear and simple terms, while providing real life examples as to how to adapt this framework to generate innovative solutions at your organization.

Through this webinar, Liz Anderson, Director of Engagement at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, and Megan Anderson, Interaction Designer at Google, will help you rekindle all forms of your thinking: emotional, kinesthetic, and visual to explore new mechanisms for problem-solving through human-centered design.

About the Presenters:
Liz Anderson is Director of Engagement at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University. Liz has been working at the intersection of marketing, strategy, and social impact for the past eight years, securing and running multimillion dollar programs for a host of federal, nonprofit and Fortune 500 clients. Before joining the Hoya community, Liz oversaw a multimillion dollar new business pipeline for Edelman’s 80-person Digital practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Anderson began her career in behavior change and social impact communications with S. Groner Associates (SGA) – one of the top 10 independent PR agencies in Los Angeles. Liz graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Policy & Management as well as a B.A. in Hispanic Studies. She also holds an M.S. from the University of Oxford in Nature, Society & Environmental Policy.

Megan Anderson is an Interaction Designer at Google and graduated from the University of San Francisco.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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Open Coaching Session: Career Transitions

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on Open Coaching Session: Career Transitions

Online Webinar
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Are you contemplating a career transition, or currently unemployed in a job hunt?

Join Talane Miedaner (F'87, G'89), Master Certified Coach, Author of "Coach Yourself to a New Career," and Founder of LifeCoach.com, for this unique webinar. In an Open-Coaching format, Talane will use the full hour to respond to live Q&A from session participants.

Talane will also review her top career transition strategies by sharing case studies of past clients who dealt with similar issues.

About the Presenter:
Talane Miedaner is the international bestselling author of three books, a Master Certified Coach, and the owner and founder of LifeCoach.com. Her clients include executives, professionals, public officials, entrepreneurs, and international leaders. Talane is the author of three books (all McGraw-Hill). One of the most widely recognized life coaches in the world, Talane has been featured in numerous magazines from Newsweek to Fortune, and has appeared on national and international television and radio programs, including the BBC and CBS Saturday Morning. Prior to becoming a coach, Talane held a corporate position as second vice president at Chase Bank in New York City. She graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1987 and received her graduate degree in 1989. Learn more at www.lifecoach.com.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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