Professional & Continuing Studies

Power Up Your Career—seminar series

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FREE Power Up Your Career enrollment for —
  • Veterans & active military
  • Students in PCS noncredit programs

Power Up Your Career Seminar Series
September 12-December 12, 2019
Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Newark, Del.

Special career- and personal branding-focused seminars are available to students enrolled in Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) noncredit programs, as well as veterans and active military members, at no additional charge. Seminars are also available to those not enrolled in PCS programs for a $50 fee, which includes all sessions.

Registration closes at noon on the day of each seminar.

The following seminars are offered on Thursday evenings this fall in Newark, Del., 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Tips to Job Search Success in 2019
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

The job search has changed dramatically over the last decade. This seminar covers strategies and tips to be successful in your job search today. Topics include researching and applying for jobs online, effective networking, utilizing LinkedIn, strategic interviewing tips, what employers are looking for, the importance of creating your personal brand, how to stand out in the job market and more. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Achieving Your Life Goals in a World Fueled by Uncertainty
Presenter: Gay Lynch

As businesses adapt to survive and thrive in the challenging 21st-century marketplace, they must continually evaluate the value of long-held beliefs and practices and yield to changing dynamics beyond their control. Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity – all require both people and organizations to adapt, speed up, innovate and reinvent. Join this workshop to learn strategies for setting and achieving your goals in a world driven by these demands, as well as approaches for pursuing personal and professional equilibrium.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Transitioning into a New Career
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

This seminar covers recommended techniques and processes for successful transitioning into a new career. Topics discussed include making the decision to change, mapping a transition plan, using career assessments effectively to determine your new career path, using transferable skills and accomplishments to market and showcase the value you will bring to your new career, leveraging your network, and effectively tailoring your resume to your new job title and industry.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Creative Thinking for Non-Creative Thinkers
Presenter: Gay Lynch

Human capital research into key 21st-century success factors have identified the following essential skills: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication. What’s more, a recent survey reveals that a majority of CEOs believe that innovation will be the single most important factor to assure their organizations’ future success. But innovation and creativity doesn’t magically happen. It requires intent and persistent effort, as well as effective, proven tools to boost all employees’ ability to be creative and innovative. Join this workshop to move beyond the limits of your current creative abilities to better imagine and realize your creative potential.

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Andrea Abernethy is an experienced senior career consultant with CareerMinds whose expertise includes coaching, mentoring, empowering, building confidence and inspiring clients to discover their strengths. She focuses on strong communication skills, public speaking/teaching, relationship building, resume review and writing, interviewing techniques and preparation, networking, LinkedIn and career marketing.

Gay Lynch is CEO of Thought Partners, Inc., a consulting firm whose mission is to assist clients in forward thinking, developing skills and perspective, and achieving their goals. She teaches and coaches others in developing personal success strategies, diagnosing strengths and blind spots, and formulating “you at your best” personal branding.



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