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Hindsight is 20/20: What Every Young Lawyer & Law Student Should Know About the Legal Profession and the Business of Law

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Sep 20, 2015 Comments Off on Hindsight is 20/20: What Every Young Lawyer & Law Student Should Know About the Legal Profession and the Business of Law

Online Webinar
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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The only constant in the legal profession has been change: change in everything from firm business and compensation models to client relationships and billing practices, not to mention the ever accelerating pace of technological change.

Law schools often do an effective job of preparing lawyers for the practice of law, but they do not always provide their students and young alumni with the practical marketing, business, and other skills necessary for a fulfilling and successful legal career. The need for experienced lawyers to provide advice and mentoring to law students and young lawyers is critical to their success.

We invite you to join Curtis Romig (C'94), Partner at Bryan Cave, as he offers the benefit of his two decades of experience in the legal profession, including what he wished he had known about the practice and business of law while he was in law school and when he was a younger lawyer. His perspective includes:

-Having been in private practice before, during, and after the dot.com boom and the Great Recession
-Serving as his firm’s Atlanta hiring partner for three years
-Being involved in the recruiting, training and mentoring of young lawyers
-Assisting his firm with risk management issues.

Curtis has seen the legal profession in good times and bad, and has seen his original firm go through two significant combinations with other law firms.

To learn more about Curtis' experience, visit www.bryancave.com….

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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How to Attract Clients Effortlessly for People who Hate Selling

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Sep 20, 2015 Comments Off on How to Attract Clients Effortlessly for People who Hate Selling

Online Webinar
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Are you struggling to get enough clients to fill your professional practice? Do you hate selling and feel awkward or uncomfortable offering your services? If you have a professional practice, are a life coach, consultant, or small business owner who would like to learn how to effortlessly build your business, then this webinar, led by the founder of LifeCoach.com, the intertnational bestselling author, Talane Miedaner, is for you.

Learn how to attract clients effortlessly and build your business without having to do cold calls or other undesirable sales activities. Talane shares the secrets for attracting clients and enjoying the process. Attendees will also receive her Professional Practice checklist for success.

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
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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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Open Coaching Session: Advanced Interviewing For Experienced Professionals and Executives

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Sep 20, 2015 Comments Off on Open Coaching Session: Advanced Interviewing For Experienced Professionals and Executives

Online Webinar
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Join Jason Levin (MBA'06), Career & Business Coach, and Founder of Ready, Set, Launch LLC, for a webinar that is all about YOU. In an Open-Coaching format, Jason will use the full hour to respond to live Q&A from alumni participants. The session will be divided in to three parts focused on the following advanced interview issues:

  • Interviewing tips, specifically how to summarize your vast experience into a condensed interview response.
  • Working with executive recruiters.
  • Approaching an interview with managers who are younger than you are.

Jason will be giving away two free phone or Skype coaching sessions. To be eligible, answer the following questions by September 17, 2015, 5:00pm ET:

  • What concerns come to mind when you think of your next interview?
  • What do you hope that I will cover in this open coaching session?
  • What year and from what school did you graduate?

About the Presenter:
Jason Levin (MBA'06) 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.

Career Development – DC: Educational
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Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes at Home

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Sep 20, 2015 Comments Off on Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes at Home

Online Webinar
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 1:30 – 2:30pm

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Join Rachel Schall Thomas (C’93), co-founder and president of LeanIn.Org, for a special webinar on how we can create a more equal world for our children.

Telling kids “You can do anything” is not nearly as effective as showing them they can. As parents on a mission to create a more equal world for our children, we are constantly battling age-old expectations that women should be caregivers and men should be in charge. All children should feel supported when they both lead and nurture—and changing these stereotypes starts at home. Join Rachel Schall Thomas (C’93), co-founder and president of LeanIn.Org, to learn the small changes we can make to create more equal homes, help our kids envision broader possibilities for themselves, and raise a generation of women and men who can be anything they want to be.

About the Presenter:
Rachel Schall Thomas (C'93) is cofounder and president of LeanIn.Org, an organization committed to empowering all women to achieve their ambitions. Under Thomas’ leadership, LeanIn.Org has brought the messages of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s bestselling book to a global audience, including a network of 20,000 small peer support groups in 73 countries. Before LeanIn.Org, Rachel cofounded and served as president and CMO of Subtext, the first collaborative reading platform for K12 classrooms (acquired by Renaissance Learning in 2013). Prior to Subtext, Thomas served as vice president of marketing for Playdom, where she oversaw the communications, marketing and user acquisition that established Playdom as an industry leader (acquired by the Walt Disney Company in 2010). Rachel has also led large-scale strategy and marketing initiatives for a number of well-known consumer and technology brands, and founded and ran a successful Web 1.0 recruitment firm called BrainTrust. Rachel graduated with honors from Georgetown University. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband Scott and two young children, Gavin and Haley.

*Co-Sponsored by the Women of Georgetown Group*

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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Navigating the Emotional and Financial Waters of Big Changes

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Sep 20, 2015 Comments Off on Navigating the Emotional and Financial Waters of Big Changes

Online Webinar
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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This webinar will provide a rare tour of the many changes women today may encounter in our lives and careers. These changes can have profound impact on your identity, emotional well-being, and your finances, so you need to be prepared!

Join Money + Life Coach Sharron Mendel Swain (F‘92) for a conversation that will arm you with knowledge to anticipate and navigate the emotional and financial waters of big changes, whether they’re positive ones such as a new baby or business venture, or less desirable ones such as a diagnosis or divorce.

Specifically, Sharron will address questions surrounding:

– Creating a clear vision for the Being side of life, as well as the Doing side
– Building a rock-solid foundation in your spiritual life and in your core relationships, and continuing to nourish these throughout your life
– Removing the shame and secrecy surrounding honest discussions about money
– Practices you can use to bring calm and ease into your money life
– Defining success on your own terms, in different ways at different times throughout your life

About the Presenter:

Sharron Mendel Swain, MA, is a Money Coach who would love to help you stop stressing about money, using mindfulness, money smarts, and really good questions. A 1992 graduate of SFS, with an MA from Sussex University's Institute of Development Studies, she's spent more than 25 years in the mindfulness meditation world, and loves creating spaces where people feel safe enough to talk about hard things in a way that helps them heal. Since leaving the Hilltop, she’s lived and worked on four continents – in some of the world's wealthiest and poorest places. She’s helped raise millions of dollars for programs to make the world a better place, and has sat through countless organizational budget meetings. She’s been married, divorced, and married again, birthed two babies later in life, changed careers more than once, and lived to tell the tale. All the while, she’s been learning about money, in all sorts of different ways. Learn more at sharronswain.com.

Career Development – DC: Educational
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HOYAS CONNECT: PRACTICING ATTORNEYS & LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 16, 2015 Comments Off on HOYAS CONNECT: PRACTICING ATTORNEYS & LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS

Online Networking Event
Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 12 – 1pm

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Alumni: Our students want to learn from your experiences!  Without leaving your desk you can make a difference by providing them with lessons learned from your time in school and the professional world. 

Students: Build connections with alumni around the world and ask your most burning questions about law school or future career paths. 

Whether you are seeking advice or volunteering an hour of your time, this is a convenient and purposeful way to strengthen your Hoya network and build meaningful relationships with the amazing population of attorneys representing Georgetown.  NOTE: This event is not just for alumni who received their law degree at Georgetown or are currently attending Georgetown Law!  If you received one degree from Georgetown and are now receiving a Law degree elsewhere, you are still welcome at this event!

Career Development – DC: Networking
Career Development – Regional: Networking
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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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