Being on the board of the CCC, early on in my career, really helped me to grow into who I am today. With close to 20 years of experience I’m now back to help guide the organization into its next stage. While I really loved the work that I did at NU and Harvard, what gets me the most excited these days is tapping holistic and mindfulness-based practices to help people with career transitions. Although I can’t leave out that I’m also fed by the energy that comes from running workshops. Some favorite topics include the Myers Briggs, Linkedin and believe it or not Neuroscience (at least how the brain responds to stress). For more info:www.sabrina-woods.com.
Ken Mattsson has been in the field of career & professional development for 25 years, and has been a member of the CCC for over 15 years and is thrilled to join the board as the 2020 CCC Conference Chair. Ken is a Career & Professional Development Consultant with Resonare Consulting, a private career consulting practice in Arlington, Massachusetts. He has previously worked in academia at Boston University, Babson College, Emerson College and MIT, and was on the board of the Association of Career Professionals International-New England for seven years as President, Treasurer, and Membership Chair. Outside of his professional life, Ken is a musician and performer on the hammered dulcimer and ukulele.
I have been a member of the Career Counselor’s Consortium for many years. My first professional seminar was for those new to the career counselling professional and the principles, models and exercises from that seminar continue to provide the foundation of my work with clients. The CCC has consistently provided current information and tools relevant to the changing career landscape. In addition, the network of career professionals is a rich source of inspiration and friendship. It is my pleasure to now serve as the secretary on the CCC board. I have worked in the Career and Professional Development group in Human Resources at Harvard University for over twenty years. I create and deliver a range of career development programs and initiatives to promote career development and internal mobility for Harvard staff. I am experienced in a range of assessment tools; including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step One and Step Two, FIRO B, StrengthsFinder and Career Anchors. My Master’s Degree ins Organizational Communication is from Emerson College and my Bachelor’s Degree in Neurobiology and Behavior is from Cornell University. I recently completed the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program at William James College.
My career as a Career Specialist started a few years ago, I enjoy working with students to create and discover their path. I always wanted to serve as a student development specialist and since that dream came through I wanted to belong to a group that shares my interest. At CCC not only do I feel like I am a tribe member, I also get to learn from the wealth of experience of other professionals in academia and private career coaching. I currently work as a Career Services and Employer Relations Specialist at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
As an Assistant Director in Employer Engagement and Career Design at Northeastern University, I enjoy helping students navigate an increasingly difficult and complex job market. Having worked both in Residence Life and as a staffing agency recruiter, Career Advising allows me to draw on my previous experience while helping student navigate the journey of their professional lives. CCC is an invaluable organization and resource for those involved in Career Services and Counseling throughout New England. I am proud to be a Board Member and help CCC thrive and strive!
I’m excited to be the Junior Board Member of CCC this year after being a regular member for the past two years. This organization has made networking and professional development so much easier for me, especially as a graduate student. I loved the feeling of learning from and sharing my passion with whoever I connected with at each General Meeting I attended. I know that CCC is an organization I want to continue to be a part of as long as I’m a career counselor to connect with more career development professionals. I also look forward to earning my MS in College Student Development and Counseling at Northeastern in 2020 and doing a graduate assistantship at the LifeMap office at Bunker Hill Community College.
As a Career Development Coach at Mount Wachusett Community College, I have found my calling as a Career Counselor. Whether helping students connect the dots on their academic journey, creating relationship with faculty, student and staff, as well as gathering job leads from local employers. I truly enjoy having the ability to teach our students to believe in themselves and have the abilities to sell themselves to employers through their resumes and interviews. It’s a fun challenge to stay current on what is happening and keep up-to-date on industry news. Being involved in the CCC has been a great way to stay grounded in career counseling theory as well as the latest trends. My hope is to continue to follow my passions and empower my students to take life into their own hands by fully embracing the journey of education and career development that will help them not settle in life.