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Community Education Offers Summer Career Institute

KENTFIELD, CA—July 2, 2014— College of Marin's Community Education has partnered with the Counseling Department and the Southern Marin Mothers' Club (SMMC) to offer Marin County residents an innovative career development program. Start building your career today with this innovative series. Whether you are beginning your career, job hunting, transitioning to a new field, or returning to work after an absence, this series will have something for you. The curriculum will be offered in a unique workshop format that will allow you to choose the topics that best meet your needs.

Orientation and Program Kick-off

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 –  6:10 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. David Wain Coon, College of Marin Superintendent/President
Topic: 21st Century Leadership
Kentfield Campus
Science, Math, Nursing Building, Room 227

Fee: $150 (includes orientation, three workshops and $30 materials fee)
To register, contact Dr. Jason Lau, Director of Community Education, Lifelong Learning and International Education

Workshop Details
Select any three workshops from the following:

6:10 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kentfield Campus
Science, Math, Nursing Building, Room 227

July 10 - Career Choices For Who You Are Today
Discover how your personal values and interests relate to the work environment. In an interactive session, using self-exploration activities you will be able to identify how your values and interests can help guide you into a fulfilling career.

July 15 - Identifying Your Best Work Style
Find a career that is more fulfilling to you by understanding your preferred approach to work. Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, you will identify work styles and environments where you are most likely to find success. You will learn about potential job titles related to your type, as well as internet resources that can enhance your career development.

July 16 - Find Your Next Career Using Media Research
Use the power of the internet to find career options that match your interests and skills. Research educational requirements, job outlook, qualifications and work values for careers of interest to you. Sample career search websites to narrow and hone your career search. Investigate websites with information on local and statewide employers.

July 17 - Social Media Resumes and Job Search Strategies
Build or retool your resume and LinkedIn profile in this interactive workshop. You will learn to present your skills and qualifications in the best possible light and give yourself a competitive edge in the job market. Learn how to use social media and job search websites to expand your professional network and develop effective job search strategies.

July 22 - Interviewing Skills For Today's Job Market
Congratulations! Your resume and cover letters were well written and you've been able to secure an interview. Successful interview skills, including preparations and follow-up once the interview concludes, are all necessary steps needed to land a job. This course will review common mistakes as well as tips and tricks to help you be successful on your big day.

July 23 - Moms Back to Work - How To Find The Right Fit
Whether you are a Mom considering a career change or returning to work after time at home with your family, this workshop is designed to help you identify the right next step for you. Join other Moms to discuss possible obstacles that could make your transition more difficult, such as child care, finances, time management, gaps in your work history, limited experience, and self-confidence. Working Moms will offer success tips and resources to help you find the best career fit.

July 24 - Career Transitions Through College Courses
Learn how to best utilize the community college to make a career transition. Whether you have never attended college before, or you have a college degree, the community college can help you make a change in your life and help you get the required training in the right field.

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