Career Web Chats and Conferences

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Web chats are free of charge, but you must register in advance to participate.

  1. Choose from the lists of Upcoming Chats. All times are Eastern time zone.
  2. Register online.
  3. Receive emailed confirmations with detailed participation instructions.

Our Archived Chats and Web Conferences are also available anytime. (Adobe Flash Player required.)

Upcoming Chats

Career Topics

Interact with career professionals:

  • Get valuable information and resources
  • Ask questions - and get answers
  • Meet and interact with students and alumni

In this web chat we've assembled a panel of career experts to help guide you through any career move, from searching for a new job, to advancing yourself within your current organization, to transitioning from one career to another. Join us for an informative, engaging and fast-moving web chat on making your next career transition, no matter what that may be.

Join Ed Hallenbeck, Career Consultant for Excelsior College, and a panel of career experts to discuss and learn how to steer through any career move.

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Our Panel of Career Experts

Lisa Adams, Career Management Coach – Fresh Air Careers
Lisa is a certified career management coach, job search strategist, and public speaker. She has 20 years of senior management, sales, business development, and human resources experience. Lisa founded Fresh Air Careers and began her career coaching to help professionals succeed in discovering and landing their "best fit" career. She is passionate about encouraging and empowering her clients to take charge of their careers and to find a fit that drives them to succeed.

Bob Frederick, Director of Career and Employment Services – Schenectady County Community College
Bob has directed the career service operations for Schenectady County Community College since 1994, and provides private career coaching and corporate training programs as founder of Employee Development Associates. Over his 25 years of experience, he has guided over 10,000 clients and has learned from businesses about the qualifications and expectations they seek in job candidates. Bob is known as a facilitator of "aha" moments for those eager to use their talents to make a difference.

Renee Mesh, Job Search Consultant – RMesh Associates
Renee is a professional job search consultant and owner at RMesh Associates, LLC. She has over 10 years of professional experience working at a variety of businesses, from start-ups through Fortune 500 companies, where she honed her skills in human resources, recruiting, and hiring. Renee excels at working with individuals through the various stages of a personalized and focused job search, and is passionate about walking with people through their job search journey.

Professional Development Topics

Interact with career professionals:

  • Expand your networks
  • Enhance your professional development

There are no professional development chats scheduled right now. Please check back again.


Archived Chats and Web Conferences

Career Topics

Answers on the Spot! Responding to Common and Difficult Interview Questions - Learn now to answer common and difficult interview questions with poise and confidence. (November 18, 2013)

Writing LinkedIn Profiles: Strengthening Your Online Professional Presence - Learn how to improve your presence on LinkedIn and increase your chances of being noticed by recruiters. (October 21, 2013)

Resumes: How to Create a Winning Performance Document - Learn how to transform your most important marketing tool from a job description into a persuasive performance document. (September 18, 2013)

The 50+ Job Search: Strategies for Mature Workers - Practical and proven advice, techniques, and strategies for your 50+ job search. (June 19, 2013)

After the Job Offer: A Primer for Negotiating Compensation - Practical and proven advice, techniques, and strategies for making the best choices in getting the right offer. (May 22, 2013)

Informational Interviewing: A Valuable Career Exploration and Networking Tool - How informational interviewing can open doors to new careers and new opportunities. (April 30, 2013)

How Can I Help? Utilizing a Career Counselor or Coach in the New Year - How to find a qualified career professional, and what you should expect from them once you find them. (February 21, 2013)

The Art of Cover Letters - Practical and proven advice, techniques and strategies for writing cover letters that get noticed. (October 24, 2012)

Elevating Your Job Search in a Down Market - Practical and proven advice, techniques, and strategies for staying positive and improving your chances of success in the job market. (September 27, 2012)

Finding the Best Career Plan for You - Create an individualized career plan focused on careers that "fit"—based on your interests, values, personality, and skills. Develope concrete action steps to move forward. (August 1, 2012)

Increase Your Career Satisfaction - Learn effective ways of identifying your interests, and then discover how those interests connect to careers that match "who you are." (July 26, 2012)

Finding the Best Career for You - Learn how to create an individualized career development plan and then develop concrete action steps for moving forward. (June 13, 2012)

Increase Your Career Satisfaction - Learn effective ways of identifying your interests, and then discover how those interests connect to careers that match "who you are." (May 16, 2012)

The "No Sweat" Job Interview - Tips and strategies for keeping your cool during that all important job interview. (February 21, 2012)

A New Year's Resolution: Make 2012 Your "Career Year" - Learn strategies that you can put to work immediately to advance your career in the New Year. (December 21, 2011)

Lost in Translation: Military to Civilian - Learn how to translate your military experience into a dynamic civilian resume.

Career Marketing 101 - Career Lessons Learned From Successful Businesses

Dealing with Job Loss

You're Hired - Acing the Job Interview

Is Your Job Search Missing a Link? - How to Use LinkedIn

Resume Makeover - How to Write a Dynamic Resume

You: The Brand--The Importance of Career Branding

Is There More to Master?—A Panel on Graduate School

Floundering in Your Career? Get Hooked on a Career You Love. - A Web Chat for the Early/Mid Career Changer

From "Work for Pay" to "Work as Play" - The New Retirement; A Web Chat for the Mature Worker

Job Search Strategies for the New Economy

You've Got Connections: Career Success through Online Networking

Professional Development Topics

Live Long and Prosper: Women Don't Like to Think About Getting Old, But This is Why They Should. Presented by Annie Hough-Everage, BSL '93, EdD (April 25, 2012).

Make Time for Wellness: Wellness for the working student and why it's important to take care of yourself. Presented by Alumni Ambassador Adrienne Mason, BS '11 (March 22, 2012).

Ready, Set, Goal: Implementing Goals for Academic and Personal Success.

A Tale of Two Topics: the Alumni Advisory Board and Alumni Awards: Learn how to self-nominate for the Alumni Advisory Board and/or an alumni award (November 10, 2011).

Growing and Nurturing Creativity and Innovation in Your Organization: Proven techniques for becoming deliberately creative and strategies for developing an organizational climate for creativity. Presented by Alumni Advisory Board member Dr. Wayne Oppel (October 12, 2011).

AAB 101: Learn More about the Advisory Board and Alumni Awards

Alumni Ambassador Program

Overcoming Procrastination: How to Do It Now, Instead of Later!

Basic Project Management

Double Time: Combining the Responsibilities of Parenting and College Studies

The Changing Face of Leadership: Moving into the 21st Century and Beyond

Web Conferences

Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Workforce

What Color is Your Stethoscope? (read more details)
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