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WORK EXPERIENCE SEMINARS - SPRING 2014

 
SEMINARS TOPIC
SPEAKER(S)
LOCATION
DATE & TIME
1 Ethics at Work
What are ethics in the workplace? Come find out how to clarify workplace ethics, such as honesty and integrity, in relation to your own ethics. Do you value these characteristics and the rewards and consequences for possessing ethics?

Chance Massaro
Managing Director
Power Communications
Santa Rosa Campus
Doyle Library
Rm 4245

Wednesday
March 5
5:30 - 7:30 pm

2 Time Management
This seminar focuses on two basic behaviors that will save you one to three hours daily. Includes easy techniques, priorities, and goal setting along with proven methods to overcome delaying, deferring and postponing. Become a more efficient worker and student.
Chance Massaro
Managing Director
Power Communications
Santa Rosa Campus
Bertolini Student
Center
3rd Floor/Rm 4875
Monday
March 10
3:00 - 5:00 pm
3 Learning the Fine Art of Conversation to Network Your Way to a Job
Networking is one of the most proven and effective methods in the job search. Learn how to “break the ice” with potential contacts in networking situations. See effective and professional communication demonstrated in an interactive group setting.
Margaret Panely
Work Experience Instructor & Career Counselor
Santa Rosa Campus
Doyle Library
Rm 4245
Thursday
March 13
5:00 - 7:00 pm
4 Customer Service I
This seminar will teach how to identify the customer, their needs and wants while using effective communication, both written and verbal, as well as other 21st century work skills. Be the employee that employers want.
Attendance at both Part I and Part II will provide maximum benefit.
Chance Massaro
Managing Director
Power Communications
Santa Rosa Campus
Bertolini Student
Center
3rd Floor/Rm 4875
Wednesday
March 26
3:30 - 5:00 pm
5 Customer Service II
This seminar will teach how to identify the customer, their needs and wants while using effective communication, both written and verbal, as well as other 21st century work skills. Be the employee that employers want.
Attendance at both Part I and Part II will provide maximum benefit.
Chance Massaro
Managing Director
Power Communications
Santa Rosa Campus
Bertolini Student
Center
3rd Floor/Rm 4875
Wednesday
March 26
5:30 - 7:00 pm
6 Resume Writing
Learn how to prepare one of your most important marketing tools- your resume. This seminar provides an overview of the various resume styles and tips on how best to highlight your experience and accomplishments to attract potential employers. Bring a finished resume for a brief critique from the instructors.
Kim Kinahan
Carrie Myers
Work Experience Department
SRJC
Santa Rosa Campus
Bertolini Student
Center
3rd Floor/Rm 4875
Thursday
March 27
10:30 - Noon
7 What are Soft Skills and How do They Relate in the Work Place?
Learn how to improve your performance in the workplace through the application of soft skills. Also known as interpersonal skills; soft skills include the ability to communicate, resolve conflicts, problem solve, think strategically, negotiate, work as a team and influence others. This interactive seminar will help you to learn and apply the basic fundamentals of soft skills.
Toni Zepponi
Work Experience Instructor
Santa Rosa Campus
Bertolini Student
Center
3rd Floor/Rm 4875
Wednesday
April 2
3:00 - 5:00 pm
8 Informational Interviewing
This interactive workshop provides an overview of the fine art of informational interviewing and all that entails. Also discussed will be information about the importance of networking. What is networking and how to use this valuable tool. Use these tips to help secure your dream job.
Margaret Panely
Work Experience Instructor & Career Counselor
Santa Rosa Campus
Doyle Library
Rm 4245
Monday
April 7
5:00 - 7:00 pm
9 Work Place Basics for Excellence
Learn the 12 essential tips and soft skills that will improve your work ethic and bring added value to any organization. This interactive and lively seminar will focus on defining what excellent work ethics are and applying them through group work and case studies.
Toni Zepponi
Work Experience Instructor
Petaluma Campus
John M. Jacobs Hall
Rm 116
Tuesday
April 8
5:00 - 7:00 pm
10 Communication Basics
This seminar will demonstrate how to succeed in almost all of your communications using the soft skills of patient listening, understanding the roles of emotion and thought, and learning to carefully sift facts from generalities. Since many of our problems with people derive from miscommunication, this seminar can change both your work and personal life.
Chance Massaro
Managing Director
Power Communications
Santa Rosa Campus
Bertolini Student
Center
3rd Floor/Rm 4875
Wednesday
April 9
5:00 - 7:00 pm
11 Connect: Talk So Others Listen
State your needs and wants in ways that others are able to hear them. In this interactive seminar you will experience the power of saying no. Being verbally assertive is not being aggressive, but is a communication tool that makes you a better employee.
Chance Massaro
Managing Director
Power Communications
Santa Rosa Campus
Doyle Library
Rm 4245
Tuesday
April 15
5:30 - 7:30 pm
12 Resume Writing
Learn how to prepare one of your most important marketing tools- your resume. This seminar provides an overview of the various resume styles and tips on how best to highlight your experience and accomplishments to attract potential employers.
Patty Engh
Job Link Representative
Petaluma Campus
John M. Jacobs Hall
Rm 116
Wednesday
April 16
5:00 - 7:00 pm
13 Work Place Basics for Excellence
Learn the 12 essential tips and soft skills that will improve your work ethic and bring added value to any organization. This interactive and lively seminar will focus on defining what excellent work ethics are and applying it through group work and case studies.
Toni Zepponi
Work Experience Instructor
Santa Rosa Campus
Bertolini Student
Center
3rd Floor/Rm 4875
Thursday
April 17
3:00 - 5:00 pm
14 Interview with Confidence
This interactive seminar will show you what is necessary to prepare for an interview before you even show up. Proven interviewing techniques will be demonstrated that will enable you to successfully sell yourself in an interview.
Margaret Panely
Work Experience Instructor & Career Counselor
Santa Rosa Campus
Doyle Library
Rm 4245
Monday
April 21
5:00 - 7:00 pm
15 What Employers Want But Won't Tell You
This interactive, hands-on workshop will help you identify the personal qualities you already have. It will also help to improve on them and give you the tools to do it! Employers have expectations of everyone they hire—but they almost never tell you. The secret is soft skills which are personal qualities, such as flexibility, communication & many more.
Steve Share
Employment & Training Counselor
Sonoma County Job Link
Petaluma Campus
John M. Jacobs Hall
Rm 116
Tuesday
April 22
5:00 - 7:00 pm
16 Successful Networking Using Social Networking and Face-to-Face Interaction
What is the most effective way to network in the 2014 job market of today? Obtain information from a distinguished panel of representatives from the private sector and the CSU system on current and effective ways to use technology in addition to proven face-to-face interactions. Where should you spend your time and energy promoting yourself.
Kerry Rego
Consultant/Social Media & Tech Trainer
Chelsea McKenna
Owner Chelsea McKenna Design
Dr. Rich Campbell
Marketing Professor/Sonoma State University
Santa Rosa Campus
Bertolini Student
Center
3rd Floor/Rm 4875
Wednesday
April 23
4:00 - 5:30 pm

17 Career Expo & Job Fairs - You may earn 1 hour of credit for attending the event and completing the Career Fair Worksheet available at the Information Desk when you enter the Fair.
Jobs ~ Internships ~ Volunteer Opportunities

Petaluma Campus April 9, 10:30am -1:30pm
Physical Fitness Center
Santa Rosa Campus April 23, 10:30am -1:30pm
Bertolini Dining Commons



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