General Meeting - Embracing the Gig Economy
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Location: McLeod Suites, 3rd floor (Curry Student Center).
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY | BOSTON, MA
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
You need not be a member to attend, all are welcome! A light continental breakfast is served.
According to UpWork, more than 35 percent of the American work force now works freelance in some capacity, and economists predict that freelancers will make up more than half the work force by 2027. An estimated 47 percent of millennials already work in this way.
Temp, flex, contract and freelance opportunities offer the possibility to craft your working life in a different way than the traditional 9-5. What are the risks and rewards of working in the gig economy? How can you assist your clients with understanding the practical considerations of creating their own work life? Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch of Mosaic Careers and Maryellen Schroeder, Director of Career Development at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, will start our conversation and share their own experience and insights helping job seekers. Join us to share ideas, strategies and resources to help those who pursue the gig economy.
Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch is a certified career counselor, coach and speaker who brings over 20 years of career development and consumer marketing experience (startups to Fortune 500 companies) to helping individuals and organizations position themselves in an ever changing marketplace. Through her business, Mosaic Careers, she specializes in coaching people across career disciplines to think creatively, uncover untapped potential and create strategic job search and business development plans. Ingrid has a joint degree in communication arts and psychology from the University of Wisconsin Madison, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and advanced graduate training in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA.
Maryellen Schroeder is the Director of Career Development at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She advises and counsels students and alumni preparing for careers as fine artists, designers, and art educators. Prior to joining MassArt, she also worked at Syracuse University, Oxford University in England and at Pace University in NYC. Maryellen earned her Masters in Student Personnel Administration with a focus in Career Development from University of Connecticut in Storrs and her Bachelors degree in education/human services from University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.