Career Readiness Workshop Series

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Career Readiness Workshop Series 

The goal of the Career Readiness Workshop Series is to help students develop or enhance their professional image and profile as they prepare for the future workforce.  Therefore, we’re dedicated to empowering students with both technology and leadership skills to successfully sustain future career pathways.  David Deming, a Harvard University economist summarized that “We are not witnessing an end to the importance of cognitive skills—rather, strong cognitive skills are increasingly a necessary condition for obtaining a good, high-paying job [but] you also need social skills.”  Therefore this series is an opportunity to respond to the need to truly PREPARE our students for a future workforce.

By the end of the series we hope to:  

  • Create “work-ready” students by strengthening their communication/presentation skills, interviewing/resume writing prowess, financial literacy, personal branding/social media footprint, networking capacity in a diverse environment and their entrepreneurial visioning
  • Share career pathways that enhance a student’s “career literacy”
  • Empower students with “Pathways to Leadership” via workforce development initiatives, career assessments & mapping and/or curriculum alignment.

PAST SESSIONS

Shannon
Rivera

WITH

Shannon serves as the program manager of the Technology Internship program for Turner’s Global Technology & Operations Division. On January 24th, 2019 Shannon discussed why internships are important, how to successfully prepare for an internship, and ways to identify your x-factor (the quality you bring to the table that stands out from the rest).

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INTERNSHIPS & THE X-FACTOR

Lauren
Koontz

WITH

Lauren has an exceptional understanding of the nonprofit and philanthropic community landscape and collaborates in the public and private sectors to create strong partnerships. Focused on health and education fundraising throughout her career, she leverages her experience to impact the lives of children, teens, families and individuals through the YMCA’s work in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
- WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Tia
Buckham

WITH

Tia Buckham-White is the founder of Notre Internationale and has more than 18 years of group and individual coaching experience with people from all walks of life and maintains a thriving practice exclusively focused on self-awareness coaching for executive, entrepreneurial, and high-potential leaders across diversified sectors.

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PREPARING FOR WHAT'S NEXT

Essence
Lofton

WITH

Essence serves as the Atlanta Community Lead for digitalundivided. In this role, her primary responsibility is engaging the community within the local start-up ecosystem and working to build and grow brand awareness for digitalundivided. She also builds and manages high level relationships and partnerships within the community.

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Entrepreneurial Skills

Dawn Roller

WITH

Dawn Marie Roller maxes out life in the fast lane personally and professionally. Dawn is a 30- year veteran in the corporate world, 20-year veteran at owning and running businesses and a 15-year veteran of Higher Education. Dawn exudes a passion for driving results through innovative solutions.

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LinkedIn Career Readiness

Sam
Sanders

WITH

Dr. Sam Sanders is the Director of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer at University of Phoenix – Atlanta Campus. He began his career with the University of Phoenix in 2008 as an associate instructor. In 2011, he was named “Faculty of the Year” and was hired three months later as the Campus College Chair for the School of Business.

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Personal Branding

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