6 Key Upcoming Professional Development Events


Krasi is Carey the Torch's Editor-in-Chief and also represents the Career Development Office in Washington, D.C., working with students on career exploration and development. Krasi holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Master of Arts in International Human Rights from the University of Denver.

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Spring is almost in the air and we are excited to announce and share upcoming 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 to register for any of the programs listed below.

We look forward to serving you!

Building Competencies Employers Want
Mondays: March 7, 14 & 21 |5-6PM | DC

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

We know that employers are looking for more than just technical skills from their new hires. Increasingly, personal skills such as leadership, resilience and emotional intelligence differentiate good employees from great employees. How can you best prepare for success in today’s job market? Join us in this 3 part series designed to help students refine 9 core skills employers are looking for. Each week we will discuss and review 3 core competencies and exercise ways to develop and enhance each skill.

Write Your Way to a Solid Brand
Thursdays: March 10 & 17 | 4:45PM-5:45PM | DC

Competencies: Creativity, Communication, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence

“Tell me more about yourself” is the most common inquiry you will hear during formal interviews, informational interviews, and networking events. And if you are like most people, your answer probably includes a list of what you’ve done so far and where you graduated from. That’s not a story; that’s not a brand; and that’s definitely not what the person on the other side wants to hear. Join this 2-session coaching group and learn how to use writing as a tool to craft an engaging story that shows people your brand and makes them interested.

The Path Less Traveled: Using Your Business Degree to Change the World
Saturday: March 12 | 10AM-12PM | Harbor East

Are you driven to make a difference or change the world? If so, join us for coffee and a panel discussion about how Carey students and alumni have applied their business degrees in social impact careers.

No Guts, No Glory: A Job Search Club for the Bold and Brave
Tuesdays: March 15, 22 & 29 | 5-6:30PM | Harbor East

Do you need to jump start your job or internship search? Would you benefit from a structured opportunity to share resources and network with others who are equally eager to find a job? If so, join us for this focused coaching group to gain momentum and strategize your job search. New professionals and career changers are welcome. Come with an open mind and determination to find a job! Participants must agree to attend all three coaching group sessions.

Wheel of Life Retreat
Saturday: March 19 | 9AM-1PM | Harbor East

Looking for an opportunity to step back from school and get re-centered in your personal and professional life? Take time to get away and enjoy a beautiful morning retreat with the Career Development Office to learn about the practice of mindfulness and tap into the vision you have for your life. Caitlin Magidson, LGPC, will lead this morning filled with forward-thinking conversation, share resources to help you find balance, and guide in goal-setting that encourages steps toward wholeness and fulfillment in all areas of life.

Daring Greatly Book Group
Mondays: April 11, 18 & 25 | 5-6PM | DC

Looking for career and life inspiration this Spring? Join us for a 3-part series book discussion on Daring Greatly,” written by researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown. This series will run April 11th, 18th and 25th from 5-6pm in Washington DC. We’ll talk about creating “new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection as it applies to career development, and to courageously engage in our lives.” Registration will be open until the end of March and 8 students will be selected from various Carey programs to participate and receive a free copy of Daring Greatly. We look forward to the conversation!

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