Career Advantage Series

The Career Advantage Series offers professional advancement through training and development opportunities aligned with your goals and strategic priorities. This is a place where you can build your leadership skills and strengthen organizational effectiveness.

Upcoming Workshops:

Friday, November 15, 2019
LinkedIn Photo Booth & Elevator Pitch
Presented by Photographer Jim Block, & Patricia V. Wright Acosta, Manager of Graduate Career Services

Friday, December 6, 2019
How to Develop Your Brand to Advance Your Career
Presented by Shana Love of California State Auditor’s office, HIRING NOW

Past Workshops:

Friday, September 13, 2019, 6 PM to 9 PM 
Executive Compensation Negotiation
Presented by: Kristin Hebert, Partner at Caldwell Partners & Tricia Bailey, Global Head of Executive Search at Twitter  

Friday, August 2, 2019 
Stimulate Innovation & Creativity
Presented by: Tony Jimenez

Friday, May 10, 2019
High-Performance Leader Skills
Presented by: Glen Fowler

Friday, April 12, 2019
LinkedIn Photo Booth with Jim Block
Presented by: Patricia V. Acosta, M.Ed.

Friday, March 8, 2019
Mock Interviews with Career Professionals & Staffing Agency Recruiters
Presented by: Nelson Staffing

Friday, February 15, 2019
CONFLICT as Leverage vs Problem
Presented by: Grant Doster

Friday, January 25, 2019
Executive Compensation Negotiation Strategies
Presented by: Bev McLean, SPHR

Friday, November 30, 2018
LinkedIn Photo Booth
Presented by: Patricia V. Acosta

Friday, October 19, 2018
Social Media: Your Secret Weapon to Landing a Job
Presented by: KRT Marketing

Friday, September 7, 2018
Mock Interviews with Career Professionals & Staffing Agency Recruiters
Presented by: Nelson Staffing

Friday, August 3, 2018
Winning at Organizational Politics, Without Losing Your Soul
Presented by: Mark Guterman

Friday, June 22, 2018
Effective Strategies for Salary Negotiations and Offer Management
Presented by: Robin Reshwan

Friday, May 18, 2018
LinkedIn Photo Booth & Best Practices for Networking
Presented by: Patricia V. Acosta

Friday, April 27, 2018
Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by: Grant Doster

Friday, February 23, 2018
Mock Interviews
Presented by: Nelson Staffing & Robert Half

Friday, March 23, 2018
Building Essential Leadership Skills
Presented by: Glen Fowler

Friday, January 26, 2018
Executive Presence and Branding (with a LinkedIn Photo Booth)
Presented by: Lee Hecht Harrison

Friday, November 3, 2017
VisionBoost: 7 Best Practices to Living Your Vision Personally and Professionally
Presented by: Kristin Hayden

Friday, October 20, 2017
Developing Your Managerial Toolkit
Presented by: Mark Guterman

Friday, August 18, 2017
Effective Strategies for Salary Negotiations and Offer Management
Presented by: Robin Reshwan

Friday, June 2, 2017
Resumes: Facts, Myths and Trends with Industry Experts
Presented by: Carolyn Sweeney, Victoria Davis, Kathy Mason, David Brennan

Friday, May 5, 2017
How to Dress The Part
Presented by: Tam Starita

Friday, March 10, 2017
The Inclusive Manager: Managing Differences in a Diverse Workforce
Presented by: Grant Doster

Friday, February 10, 2017
Social Media: Your Secret Weapon to Landing a Job
Presented by: KRT Marketing

Friday, January 20, 2017
Built by Women: Leadership Strategies for Women Who Want Success, Power and Influence
Presented by: Addie Ellis

Friday, November 4, 2016
VisionBoost: 7 Best Practices to Living Your Vision Personally and Professionally
Presented by: Kristin Hayden

Friday, October 14, 2016
Effectively Managing Up
Presented by: Mark Guterman

Friday, September 16, 2016
Preparing for the Case Interview
Presented by: Katerina Crews

Friday, August 19, 2016
This is Your Brain on Money: Neuroeconomics 101
Presented by: Deborah Price

Friday, July 15, 2016 
Don't Ask, Don't Get: Effective Negotiation Techniques
Presented by: Dr. Amy Levine

Friday, April 29, 2016 
The Art and Science of Teamwork
Presented by: Dr. John Watkins

Friday, March 11, 2016 
Improv to Improve Your Presentation Skills
Presented by: Joyful Simpson

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Disconnect and Unplug: The Lost Art of Solitude
Presented by: Linda Saulsby and James Wood

Friday, January 29, 2016
Leveraging the Power of Personal Style
Presented by: Tam Starita

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Cultivating Leadership in Demanding Times:
Insights from Neuroscience and Mindfulness
Presented by: Jo Ann Heydenfeldt and Doug Paxton

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Case Interview Workshop
Presented by Katerina Crews

Monday, July 20, 2015
Power Secrets of Master Negotiators
Presented by: Michael Geraghty