Register Now for Spring Career Essentials Workshops

By on February 9, 2017
Spring Career Essentials Workshops

Career planning is a life-long process that is accomplished by conducting research, participating in workshops or meeting with a career counselor. Join St. Louis Community College Continuing Education this spring for Career Essentials, a series of workshops for those just entering the workforce as well as those who are taking a new career path!

Register by calling 314-984-7777 or online at

Download the flyer (pdf).

Discover Your Career Passion

You spend a good part of your life expressing through work and career. For that reason, it is important to discover a path that offers
joy and value in what you do. In this class, we’ll help you to convert that passion into a career path through the use of worksheets and discussions. You have always known what you love, now discover your career passion.
CPDV:702 | $49
650 | Tu 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
Feb. 28–March 7 | Meramec Campus – BA 114

Finding Job Leads

Learn how to find job leads (i.e. internet, recruiters, staffing companies, placement services, associations, and job fairs), navigate job boards, the importance of networking and the role social networking can now play in your job search. This interactive workshop is necessary for all those job seeking-no matter the industry. Class will provide you with the tools necessary to find job leads in today’s market.
CPDV:705 | $29
550 | Th 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
Feb. 9 | Florissant Valley Campus – B 124
650 | Th 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
Feb. 16 | Meramec Campus – SO 204

Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

This introductory session will allow you to start using this powerful tool that should be a part of your professional networking. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Learn the basics of using LinkedIn, how to build your network, make connections (past and present colleagues and classmates), join and get involved in groups, perform job searches and find answers from industry experts.
CPDV:705 | $25
651 | W 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
March 1 | Meramec Campus – SO 108

Resume Workshop: Impress Potential Employers

Attend this interactive resume writing workshop on how to develop an effective resume for today’s job market. Learn how to provide a great first impression to obtain the job interview, how to advertise your qualifications focusing on the kind of work you can do and want to do, highlight your most important accomplishments and focus on the link between the company needs and the benefits you will provide.
CPDV:704 | $29
650 | M 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
March 6 | Meramec Campus – BA 124
450 | W 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
March 22 | Forest Park Campus – G Tower 113

Interviewing: Learn How to Shine

Approach your next interview with more confidence and success. The interview is your chance to shine and to show the employer that you are the right candidate for the job. Even if you are well qualified and generally self-assured about your abilities, you need to be prepared and be able to confidently answer questions. Come learn how to prepare for the interview, watch a video with examples, and review sample questions and answers.
CPDV:703 | $25
650 | Th 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
March 30 | Meramec Campus – BA 112

Plus 50: Finding Purpose and Passion in the Third Chapter

Are you facing the uncharted post-career years and wondering what’s next? Many of us in the third chapter of life feel unsettled, restless, and adrift. We believe the years between 50 and 75 can be some of the best, but don’t know how to make sense of the changes we’re facing. If you are looking for new meaning in work and life, this interactive learning experience will teach you how to tap into the power of purpose. Whether you’re seeking an encore career, looking for enlivening volunteer work, or reinventing your sense of identity, knowing your purpose will guide you to increased vitality, creativity, and fulfillment. Bring a sack lunch.
CPDV:702 | $65
680 | Sa 9am-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins
Feb. 18 | Meramec Campus – SO 109
681 | Sa 9am-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins
May 6 | Meramec Campus – SO 109

Plus 50: Employment – Purpose, Process and the Payoff

Is retirement not your immediate plan? Whether by design or a result of the economy, you want to find employment where you can earn a living and perhaps make a difference. Re-inspired? A career counselor will work with you to determine your values and goals. Re-hired? We will explore resumes and interview strategies. Rewired? By networking, using LinkedIn, Craigslist, submitting online applications and cover letters, you will use new skills to land the next opportunity.
CPDV:702 | $55
651 | Th 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Edwin Penfold
April 6–April 13 | Meramec Campus – CN 221

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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