Fall Networking Night

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual
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  • Networking Nights are free to members, but registration is required


CCC Fall Networking Night

Date: Thursday, September 28th

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Hosts: Stasia Lopez

Presenters: Kelly Kennedy

Location: Virtual (a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event, after registration)

Seeking fulfillment through meaningful work is a universal aspiration, yet the path to achieving it can be enigmatic. Are we truly capable of realizing this ambition? You're cordially invited to an engaging networking event that delves into the art of empowering both our clients and students in their quest for purposeful vocations. During this interactive session, we'll collectively explore a gamut of best practices that have proven instrumental in guiding individuals towards careers imbued with significance. We will explore the concept of "Ikigai," a profound Japanese philosophy for leading a purpose-driven life.

Let's kindle stimulating conversations around thought-provoking questions:

The Quest for the Ideal Occupation: Is the notion of a dream job an attainable reality, or is it a mirage that eludes even the most diligent seekers? Do you need a life’s purpose first to achieve the same at work? Join us in a dialogue about the array of tools and strategies you employ when guiding clients. Mark your calendar and prepare to participate in an enriching exchange of ideas, experiences, and insights. Together, we'll unravel the enigma of meaningful work and chart a course for ourselves and those we serve. Your presence will add value to this symposium of purpose, as we embark on a journey to transform aspirations into accomplishments.

Kelly W. Kennedy

Kelly is currently the Director of Transformative Learning and Career Education Faculty for undergraduate students at the University of Connecticut School of Business. Kelly is also a Senior Career Coach Consultant at MCG Partners in Boston, Massachusetts. Previously, Kelly worked as an outplacement consultant at Right Management Inc. and served as the Vice President of Development for DBM, Inc. in the Farmington, Connecticut office for six years. Much of Kelly’s professional life has been spent in higher education. She has held positions in college admissions, alumni relations, and placement. She has been a prominent staff member at the American Red Cross and has been a prominent university administrator at the University of Hartford, the University of Maine, Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Providence College.

Kelly has an undergraduate degree from Merrimack College, North Andover, and Massachusetts. She graduated with honors with a master’s in organizational Behavior from the Barney School of Business, University of Hartford, with a thesis on “Spirit at Work.” She is a 2024 doctoral candidate in leadership and change from Baylor University, researching meaningful work for Generation Z. She lives with her husband, Bobby, in West Hartford.

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