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How to Volunteer Your Way to a New Career
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Are you unemployed? A recent grad? Thinking of transition? Volunteering is a powerful addition to resumes in today's tough job market. Strategic volunteering can not only help your region's nonprofit organizations but it can also help you find a new passion, a new career and new contacts. Rachel Reese ’04, Executive Director of Volunteersquare.com, discusses how volunteering can boost your career!

How To Organize Your Job Search And Track Your Way To Success!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

During these challenging times, a job search involves a lot of details. Sometimes, it seems as if you have so many balls in the air that you do not have enough arms to prevent things from falling down. Once you start your search, how do you organize your week, your month and your quarter? How do you keep track of all of the places you have sent or posted your resume? What are you doing to keep on top of your networking activities? Please join Linda Van Valkenburgh as she discusses "How To Organize Your Job Search And Track Your Way To Success!"

M.U.R.P.H.: the 5 Key Components of Winning Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Alumnus Bill Murphy, Jr '92 has spent the past five years interviewing and writing about literally thousands of highly successful entrepreneurs - the men and women behind companies from Apple to Zipcar. This talk is about the 5 key components of winning entrepreneurship that I learned as a result.

Tips for Getting into the Business School of Your Choice!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Considering an MBA? Then you are also preparing for the GMAT. This informative webinar will assist you in your preparation.
This webinar will provide:

  1. A brief introduction to the GMAT, including the details of the exam.
  2. An explanation of a few sample GMAT questions and tips for preparing for the GMAT.
  3. Advice on the steps to take in pursuing an MBA.
  4. Opportunity to ask our expert Jeff any questions about your personal situation regarding business school.

Are You a Business Person or a Business Professional?
Presented by Ann Marie Sabath, President, At Ease Inc.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
In this webinar you will learn from a 26 year social etiquette professional:

  • Two ways for making a powerful first impression
  • The art of establishing instant rapport
  • Tips for overcoming mingle-phobia
  • The art of juggling an appetizer and beverage
  • Follow-up and follow-through: How to make your "net" work for you

Telephone Interviewing Techniques: Get the 411
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The telephone interview is the all important first step in the interview process. No longer can we say: It's JUST a telephone interview! A strategic and successful telephone interview experience can be yours!

In this presentation learn how to:

  • Organize your environment
  • Get in the business frame of mind
  • Deliver effective responses
  • Create a dialogue

Strategic Visioning: Tap Your Existing Talent to Build a Sustainable Future for Your Business
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Strategic Visioning is a dynamic change management program that leverages your company's talent to contribute to the roadmap for your company's future, and to execute the plan for getting there. Claire St. Louis '93 is Human Capital Practice Leader for MESA, and was formerly VP of HR and talent/career development for a North American environmental services company will present LIVE.

What you will learn during this webinar:

  • Qualifications to look for in selecting think tank participants
  • The key to getting employees to want to take accountibilit
  • The crucial difference between facilitation and manipulation
  • The secret to managing expectations – getting employees to come back for more
  • The best way to nurture employee engagement

Want To Stand Out? Professional Writing Strategies That Give You and/or Your Brand an Edge Over Your Competition
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Writing is everything in today's digital age when it comes to building both your personal and professional brands. If you can't write, you and your brand will suffer. Dr. Jennifer Lee Magas,' 96, is an adjunct professor in the English Department, an employment law attorney, and the Vice President of Magas Media Consultants, LLC. She will share with you professional writing strategies to help you develop an effective method of planning and completing key writing tasks so you can stand out from your competition. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://www.magasmedia.com/team_jlm.html.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to write an email, text, or memo to get results
  • How to make your e-mail signature and business card memorable
  • How to craft a strong personal and business elevator speech

Basic IP Considerations for Entrepreneurs March 19, 2013
Entrepreneurial activity is a critical component of our economy. Entrepreneurs identify market opportunities and build businesses to exploit these opportunities.

Intellectual property (IP) such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other know-how promote a company's competitive advantage by protecting core technologies, brands, product offerings and the like. As such, the IP position of a company is an important factor in many business decisions, including valuation discussions with potential investors.

This presentation will provide current and future business owners, entrepreneurs and their advisors with:

  • An overview of IP
  • Insights regarding the capture and business use of IP
  • A general frame of reference for intelligently addressing the inevitable IP issues faced by all entrepreneurs.

A special thank you to Emmanuel Coffy '86 for bringing us our presenter, Eamon J. Wall.
Eamon is a partner in the law firm of Wall & Tong in Eatontown, New Jersey, working in the areas of patent prosecution and reexamination; patent and technology licensing; opinions and portfolio management. He is experienced in various technologies including telecommunications, optical and wireless networking, consumer electronics, semiconductor equipment, processing and devices, medical devices, test and measurement devices, power conversion and generation, computer software and hardware. view the webinar →

Don't Just Think Outside the Box - Think Outside this World! 5 Ways to Think Differently than Your Competition
February 19, 2013
Presented by Abby Kohut, who is known on the web as Absolutely Abby, President of Staffing Symphony, LLC. You will learn 1) How to create a LinkedIn & Facebook profile that will actually get recruiters to notice you, 2) How to market yourself on Facebook and Twitter, 3) How to put your alumni network to work, 4) How to differentiate yourself from other job seekers and 5) How to use your creativity to create opportunity! view the webinar →

Once A Client, Always A Client - 7 Key Ways to Client Relationship Mastery, January 22, 2013
In this webinar, Denise Graziano '87, President of Graziano Associates, will present the most effective, proven techniques that will help you become the trusted ally, partner, problem solver that your clients would not want to leave for any reason. You will learn key steps that you can follow and tangible tips that you can implement immediately to ensure your clients will want to remain with you for the long term. view the webinar →

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