Register Now for Spring 2018 Career Essentials Workshops

By on January 9, 2018
Summer 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:

Career Planning (CPDV) Classes:

Communication (COMM) Classes:

No Sweat Public Speaking

Speaking opportunities are business, career and leadership opportunities! Are you making the most of those speaking opportunities? Learn how to develop, practice and deliver Knock Your Socks Off presentations with – NO SWEAT! Instructor will present: the components, parts and elements of a presentation; tips for taking a presentation from ‘blah’ to ‘ah’; and the fear of public speaking. Class taught by a local speaker, coach and author.
COMM:715 | $45
001 | W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Fred Miller
January 24–February 7 | Meramec SO 108

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
001 | Th 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
February 8 | Meramec SO 204

Interpersonal Communication

Learn how you can improve your interpersonal communication by taking an in-depth look at your speaking habits, modes of expression and nonverbal behavior. Role-playing exercises will give you the chance to practice and assess interpersonal strategies used in various situations and develop your skills to utilize these strategies based on your goals, needs and situations. Leave class with the ability to monitor your communication competence through self-awareness, a skill that can help you in every area of your life.
COMM:765 | $49
001 | Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Kevin Renick
February 8–March 1 | Meramec 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 | $25
001 | Tu 6-9 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
February 20 | Meramec BA 122

Plus 50 Employment: Purpose, Process and Payoff

Whether you have been recently laid off from your job as a result of the economy and company restructuring or are looking to get into a different career path, individuals over age fifty may find that the job seeking and employment process is vastly different from years ago. Come learn about the unique challenges that older workers may face including: researching companies; locating online job search databases; updating your resume to match your skills with prospects; networking; skill enhancement tools; interview styles; local resources; branding statements and more. You’ll receive information from industry experts to help you find the path to opportunities.
CPDV:701 | $59
001 | Th 6-9 p.m. | Edwin Penfold
February 15 and 22 | Meramec BA 203

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 powerful 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
001 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins
February 24 | Meramec SO 232
002 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carol Watkins
April 14 | Meramec SO 232

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
001 | Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
March 6 | Meramec BA 116

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
002 | Th 6:30-9 p.m. | Laurie Hawkins
March 22 | Meramec SO 111

Nonverbal Communication: How to Speak and Listen Without Words

Avoid miscommunication and become a better communicator overall! Learn about the extraordinary amount of information that can be provided through nonverbal communication and how a simple movement or facial expression can completely contradict what message you are trying to get across. Understand how to identify, interpret and use basic nonverbal cues to improve your communication skills.
COMM:711 | $35
001 | Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Erin De Vore
April 10-17 | Meramec SO 108

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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