Location: McLeod Suites, 3rd floor (Curry Student Center)
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
The Career Counselors' Consortium will be holding a general meeting on December 13, 2017 featuring a panel of employers speaking about how they utilize technology during the recruitment process. The moderator and employers that we have confirmed for the event include:
Moderator for the Employer Panel:
Julie Miller - Executive Recruiter at Deerfield Associates
Julie Miller serves as an executive recruiter for Deerfield Associates. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Julie was a product director in career resources for senior executives at Monster.com. Previously, Julie had been director of MBA career services at Boston College, and assistant director for MBA career services at Babson College. She began her career in technical sales with IBM. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College.
Vilma Rodrigues-Silva - Senior Regional Recruitment Manager, Northeast Region at City Year
Vilma Silva, a City Year New Hampshire Alum 2010-2012, is currently a Senior Regional Recruitment Manager in the Northeast Region. As a recruiter in this position, Vilma manages two Boston based Regional Recruiters and multiple college/universities partnerships, along with community organizations in hopes to recruit prospective applicants to City Year . Vilma's work is based out of the Boston and Providence sites, including travels to Connecticut based accounts. Vilma appreciates working closely with young people in service and in mentor-ship positions. Vilma was born in the Cape Verde Islands and raised in Connecticut. She holds a BA in Sociology and Women Studies from the University of Connecticut.
Brenda Petell - Human Relations Senior Specialist at General Dynamics Electric Boat
Brenda Petell is the College Relations Program Manager for General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB). In her current role she oversees the entry level recruiting strategy and talent pipeline for Engineering and Supply Chain. Prior to joining GDEB in 2016 she worked at GE Plastics (GEP) SABIC where she held positions in both finance and human resources; she also led the GEP Financial Management Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Vermont College and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University. Brenda also holds a SHRM-CP.
Miriam Macedo - Human Resources Manger at Virtual Inc.
Miriam Macedo is a Human Resources Manager with association management leader Virtual, Inc. As a young professional, Miriam’s early career has been spent exploring talent acquisition and development while also focusing her efforts on continued and improved employee engagement initiatives to help build a strong company culture. Her areas of expertise include strategic recruitment, talent acquisition, employee engagement, training & development, and communication. Her work with global and multicultural organizations has included conducting assessments, diversity training, leadership development, and implementation of strategic plans.
Originally from Brazil, Miriam is passionate about traveling and interacting with multiple cultures. She draws inspiration through diversity and is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Miriam received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in International Business from Salem State University. She also is a certified Analyst in the Predictive Index® (PI®) and holds a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.
Miriam is an active member of her community, having volunteered with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and The Relay for Life. She lives just outside of Boston, MA.
Randy Bailey - Talent Insights Consultant at Walmart
Randy Bailey is a Career Consumer Insights & Analytics expert, and the 2017 SourceCon Grand Master has a decade of experience in both corporate and agency environments. He brings a relentless passion and genuine enthusiasm to talent acquisition, sharing best practices and partnering with others to make Talent Acquisition more efficient and effective. When he's not connecting the dots to amazing talent at Walmart, Randy can be found hiking through India or Africa, exploring a new restaurant or out in Boston Harbor on a sailboat.
The program will include:
9:15am Julie Miller - LinkedIn (Julie will provide an overview of how she utilizes LinkedIn for recruitment)
9:30am Employer Panel
10:45am Networking Break
11:15am Breakout Session #1 (participants will have a chance to speak with employers in small breakout groups)
11:35am Breakout Session #2 (participants will be able to switch to speak with another employer in a small group setting)
Location: Curry Student Center, Room #440
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
The field of Positive Psychology, founded in 1998 by Martin Seligman, has created a body of research and practice to help people improve their well-being, performance, and relationships. Though the study of Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishments (PERMA), researchers have discovered hundreds of strategies to help people achieve their goals and live more satisfying lives.
In this interactive seminar, participants will learn the theoretical underpinnings of Positive Psychology, and what it means to be an effective guide. In addition, this seminar will provide a toolbox of research-based interventions to help clients achieve successful results that career professionals can execute immediately with their clients, along with a personal well-being plan to help career professionals improve their own performance, well-being and job satisfaction.
Topics to be covered:
Facilitator: For more than 25 years, Debra Levy, M.Ed., PCC, Business and Life Coach at Coaching is Good, has lent her expert advice to businesses, professionals and people in transition so they can quickly achieve their full potential. Deb works with each client’s individual circumstances to quickly find a healthy approach to goal setting and prioritizing. Her method, based on achievable action steps, builds resilience in positive, transformative ways.
Deb’s strategic interventions are research-based as much as they are intuitive. Along with bestselling research authors Tal Ben-Shahar and Shawn Achor, Deb was part of the original team that brought the course “Happiness” to Harvard, where its popularity climbed to 900 students per class. Students left that course, as her clients do today, with a full set of skills developed from the science of Positive Psychology to help them reach career goals and achieve personal satisfaction.
Please Note: Additional materials fee of $15 includes facilitator’s best-selling business book: "Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences."
Career professionals know how essential networking is to career development and the job search. Meeting the right people can make all the difference and lead to new insights and possibilities. Despite knowing this, many of our clients avoid networking events because they feel awkward and uncomfortable making new connections. They miss opportunities to connect because they don't know the best way to approach people at events and/or have trouble ending conversations so they can keep circulating. Perhaps you have found this challenging as well.
Attend this seminar and learn how clients can
While practical and filled with easy to implement action steps, this seminar is most often described as “dynamic, engaging, and funny.” Robbie shares “small, big ideas,” everyday ideas, which are accessible and immediately actionable and have the power to inspire significant change.
Facilitator: Robbie Samuels has been recognized as a “networking expert” by “Inc.” and “Lifehacker,” and profiled in “Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It” by Dorie Clark. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences. As a coach, author, and speaker he shares how to create more inclusive and engaging connections that lead to business and career opportunities. His clients are from a diverse array of industries and have included Marriott International, Harvard, PA Consulting, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, to name a few. A professional member of the National Speakers Association, the common thread through all of his talks is inclusive relationship-building—whether through networking, fundraising, sales, or diversity and inclusion. Tune into On the Schmooze, his weekly podcast on leadership and networking to be inspired by the talented professionals he interviews.
(Snow Date March 1, 2018)
Location: TBD (Curry Student Center)
**Details to be confirmed**
Don't miss this chance to participate in role-plays and case studies, and continue to learn about working more effectively with clients.
Do you ever feel like your counseling techniques need a little updating? Do you tend to default to “fixing the problem,” instead of slowing the process down to unpack the issues and really engage your student/client? Attend this seminar to learn about and practice more advanced career counseling methods that can make everyday interactions with clients more fruitful.
In this engaging and interactive seminar, participants will:
Sue Motulsky, Ed.D. has an extensive background in career development in university, community, and human services settings. She has maintained a private practice, Career Journeys, for nearly 20 years, where she works with adults on a variety of career concerns, specializing in career exploration and transition. She has been a member of Career Counselors’ Consortium since 1986. Sue is an Associate Professor in the Division of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University where she teaches Vocational Development and Career Counseling, Developmental Psychology across the Lifespan, and Research Methods. She earned her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, where her studies focused on adult development and transition, feminist and cultural perspectives on identity and development, and relational psychology. She also has Master’s degrees in Culture, Gender and Relational Development and in English Literature. For 20 years, she taught Career Exploration and Decision Making continuing education courses to potential career changers.
Sue’s presentations at conferences such as the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, and Winter Roundtable on Multicultural Education and Counseling include topics such as relational career counseling, the use of metaphor in counseling, multicultural and social justice integration in counselor education and career development, the psychology of transition, cultural and LGBT issues related to identity and career, and career/life transitions in adulthood. Sue’s approach to teaching and counseling is based on a relational definition of a healthy psychological self as being in connection with the self, with others, and with the world.
What do careers look like in 2018? Our new view of careers is fashioned by a radical set of environmental changes that include changes in:
In the face of all these changes, it is no surprise that a great majority of clients face an uncertain path forward regardless of their age or circumstances.
This interactive session will:
Attend this seminar and walk away with a mix of practical, real world exercises that are necessary to anchor clients on what matters to them in a changing world.
Facilitator: Linda Rosetti studies adult transition and its impact on advancement over the arc of our lives. She also serves as managing director for Golden Seeds, LLC, an angel capital network that works with emerging women-led businesses, and is known for her interest in topics related to executive performance and the alignment between strategy and compensation. Prior to her current commitments, she served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Iron Mountain, a Fortune 500 company; and as CEO of a venture capital-backed technology start-up. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Simmons College. She is the author of Women and Transition: Reinventing Work and Life.