Coaching & Education’s Fall Programming Preview

Kathleen Bovard

Kathy oversees the career coaching team at Carey's Harbor East and Washington, D.C. locations. Kathy is a licensed counselor with more than 20 years of experience in higher education in student affairs, counseling/advising, teaching, and program development/management. She is a proven facilitator, trainer, and educator, having presented at national, regional, and local conferences, designed and delivered hundreds of workshops and seminars, and taught over 40 graduate-level courses in the last twelve years at both the Johns Hopkins University and McDaniel College.

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Coaching & Education’s Fall Programming Preview

We are excited to announce and share this fall’s listing of professional development events designed to help you build the core competencies that make you a valuable asset in today’s global marketplace. Please visit Carey Compass on a regular basis to register for programming or to set up a coaching appointment that works with your schedule.

We look forward to serving you!

LinkedIn Lab

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 4:45-5:45pm | DC

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:45-5:45pm | Harbor East

Competencies: Communication / Creativity / Emotional Intelligence / Ethics / Professionalism / Self-Understanding

This interactive workshop will focus on building your brand through your LinkedIn profile. A member of our coaching team will help guide you through all of the features of LinkedIn to help you create a virtual professional image that matches your resume and overall brand.

Career Teams

Friday, September 12, 1:00-4:00pm | Harbor East

Friday, September 19, 1:00-4:00pm | DC

Competencies: Self-Understanding / Creativity / Communication / Teamwork

Advance your long-term career discovery in a supportive, stimulating, and fun environment with a small group of other Carey students. Increase your career self-awareness, and help your peers to do the same, through use of a cutting-edge framework from the Harvard Business School with exercises facilitated by a member of our coaching team.

Career Game Night

Mondays, September 22nd and November 17th, 4:30-6:00pm | DC

Competencies: Adaptability / Communication / Ethics

Learning about yourself and careers is fun! Come join the Career Development Office for a night of interactive games that focus on careers. Board games include “Ethics on the Job,” “Emotional Intelligence,” and career card sorts that determine values, interests, and preferences in the workforce. This event is open to all students.

Career Games at Lunch

Monday, October 20, 12:00-1:00pm | DC

Competencies: Adaptability / Communication / Ethics

Have 30 minutes for lunch? Spend it with the Career Development Office while you eat and play games that will lend insights about yourself and the professional world. Board games include “Ethics on the Job,” “Emotional Intelligence,” and career card sorts that determine values, interests and preferences in the workforce. This is a great opportunity to network with other students, get to know Career Coaches better, and learn about yourself in the world of work.

Case Interviewing 101

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 4:45-5:45pm | DC

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 4:45-5:45pm | Harbor East

Competencies: Adaptability / Communication / Creativity / Emotional Intelligence / Ethics / Professionalism / Resilience / Self-Understanding

No matter the industry that you are pursuing, companies are turning to case interviews as one method to screen their top candidates. Case interviews are an opportunity for you to demonstrate your analytical, client management, and communication skills to recruiters. Come learn about the various strategies and processes that you need to follow in order to succeed in this unique type of interview.

StrengthsFinder Assessment Review

Tuesday, November 4, 5:00-6:00pm | DC

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5:00-6:00pm | Harbor East

Competencies: Self-Understanding / Leadership / Adaptability

Knowing your strengths is critical when applying and interviewing for career positions. Not sure what your strengths are? Take the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment through the Career Development Office! Upon completion of the assessment, our staff will help you interpret and understand your results and equip you with skills and strategies for applying your strengths at work, in your job search, and throughout all other parts of your life. This session is limited to 10 students. Once you have RSVP’d for the session, you will receive the code that will give you access to the online StrengthsFinder Assessment. You must take the test prior to the session.

Applying Business Skills in the Non-Profit Sector

Wednesday, October 8, 5:00-6:00pm

Competencies: Adaptability / Ethics / Professionalism / Self-Understanding

Nonprofit organizations are growing in size and number, and hiring in this sector is projected to increase as the trend of social responsibility and values-based careers become more popular. Whether you are considering a career in the sector or are determined to seek employment in the field, gaining insights into how best to apply your business degree will help you make an informed decision. Come meet with Tanya Batalska, the Finance Director for the Smith Center for the Healing and the Arts, and learn about the nature and value of working in the non-profit world.

Job Search Boot Camp

Saturday, September 27, 10:00-3:00pm | Harbor East (Open to all students)

Competencies:  Communication / Professionalism / Resilience / Self-Understanding

Today’s job search is very competitive. It is essential that job seekers leverage their skills and accomplishments to position themselves for success. This interactive boot camp introduces participants to proven strategies for resume writing, networking, and interviewing. Bring your lunch, a resume draft, and the willingness to share your success stories.

Group Coaching Sessions

Informational Interview Group

Mondays, September 15th, 29th and October 13th, 5:00-6:00pm | DC

Competencies: Communication / Cultural Competencies / Emotional Intelligence / Professionalism / Self -Understanding

Informational interviews are excellent opportunities to gain insights into a particular industry, network with a professional, and hear an insider’s view on careers. In this three-week work group, students will learn proper etiquette in contacting professionals via LinkedIn, how to research and prepare for a meeting, and then debrief with the group on their experiences to share findings. This group is closed to 10 students of any degree.

Women as Leaders

Thursdays, September 18th through November 13th, 5:00-6:30pm | Harbor East & DC

Competencies: Leadership / Professionalism / Self-Understanding / Communication

Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, identifies both institutional and internal obstacles for women who aspire to be leaders. Join us throughout the fall semester to explore the unique challenges and opportunities for women leaders in today’s organizations. Group participants will assess their preferences and key motivators, considering how both influence their leadership style. Attention will be paid to strategies for building personal and professional competencies, increasing self-efficacy, and advocating for oneself in the boardroom. Emphasis will be placed on work within the larger context of life, and the need to establish realistic goals and a positive work/life balance. Registration is limited to ten. Participants should commit to attending all five group meetings. Light dinner will be provided at the first and last meeting.

Women in Business Group

Saturdays, October 11th, 18th, 25th, and November 1st, 12:00-1:00pm | DC

Competencies:  Leadership / Professionalism / Communication / Adaptability / Self-Understanding

This discussion-based group will gather clash royale hack 2017 apk women pursuing various degrees at JHU Carey to discuss unique challenges, topics, and opportunities for women in the workforce today. Sessions will be held at the Washington DC Center and conversation will focus on leadership, work/life balance, and case studies of women who have overcome obstacles in the business world. Participants will read trending articles and media will prior to each meeting. This group will be facilitated by a Career Coach and registration is closed to 10 students. Participants should commit to attending all four group meetings.



Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm

Competencies: Self-understanding / Emotional Intelligence

Employers seek candidates who will remain engaged, productive, and loyal to the organization. Engagement is enhanced when we are in a role that utilizes our skills, gives us a sense of purpose, and matches our interests and values. A member of our coaching team will walk you through ways to gain in-depth knowledge about your target industry and jobs so that they are aligned with your interests, values, and skills.

Industry Insights

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm

Competencies: Self-understanding / Professionalism / Adaptability

Uncertain about your career path, where you want to work, or what you want to do? This webinar will provide brief overviews to the many options you have within Carey’s four main industry tracks; health care, consulting, finance and the non-profit/NGO/government. We will discuss each track in terms of job descriptions, application process and timeline and overall expectations within each industry.

Professional Branding

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm

Competencies: Self-Understanding / Communication / Creativity

Time with a hiring manager is often limited, and it is imperative that you quickly articulate your professional brand and value. Learn from a member of our coaching team how to discover or refine your professional brand, formulate your value, and stand out as a job seeker.


Wednesday, November 12, 12:00-1:00pm

Competencies: Professionalism / Communication / Ethics / Creativity / Emotional Intelligence / Adaptability / Self-Understanding

Networking is one of the most effective elements of a continuous career strategy. Building strategic, long-term professional relationships can assist you in identifying and preparing for possible career paths. Join us as we discuss strategies to identify a connection, get in touch, and stay in touch.

Information Sessions for Winter Break Trips

Belize Leadership Expedition Information Session

Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:00pm & 5:00pm| DC

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 12:00pm & 5:00pm | Harbor East

Competencies: Leadership / Teamwork / Resilience / Self-Understanding / Adaptability

Join us for a life-changing leadership development adventure in Belize this Winter Break. Participants will spend seven days sea kayaking through the pristine coastal waterways of Belize. The group will work together as an expedition team to navigate, cook, eat, and set up camp throughout the trip. Along the way we will enjoy snorkeling, fishing and hiking. Throughout the trip, students will have opportunities to assess individual and team performance, learn and apply appropriate leadership models and spend time reflecting through journaling and solo time.
These information sessions will provide an overview of the itinerary, costs and what to expect on the trip. No previous kayaking or outdoor experience is necessary. Trip dates are January 7-15th. Registration will open at the Information session and spaces are limited to the first 12 students who register and pay. Registration deadline is October 1.

ThinkImpact Institute for the Innovation in Finance Info Session

Monday, August 18, 12:30-1:30pm | Harbor East & DC

Tuesday, August 19, 5:00-5:30pm | Harbor East & DC

Friday, August 29, 12:00-12:30pm | Online Webinar

Wednesday, September 10, 12:00-1:00pm | DC

Competencies: Emotional Intelligence / Leadership / Ethics / Adaptability / Resilience / Self-Understanding

Learn more about this amazing opportunity to incorporate “Business with Humanity in Mind.” This program builds hard and soft skills, and ThinkImpact alumni have a valuable resume-enhancing experience that showcases their creativity, leadership, intercultural skills, and entrepreneurial mindset. See beautiful Cape Town while gaining new insights into entrepreneurship at the base of the pyramid!

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