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Clark is committed to providing resources to our alumni and students to cultivate lifelong professional and career success.

This support includes:

  • Access to professional career coaching provided by members of the Clark community (discounted rates available)
  • Webinars on networking, resume writing and other career-related topics
  • Resources, including ClarkCONNECT and other online tools

Career Coaching Webinar Program for Clark Alumni

Clark alumni of all ages and stages are facing a challenging job landscape. Whether you have encountered sudden job disruption, see the need for career change or are new to the job market, we’ve constructed a webinar series to help.

Clark’s Office of Alumni & Friends Engagement and Career Connections Center present five webinars for alumni job seekers and career changers. These webinars, featuring Clark alumni who are professional career coaches, tackle essential topics in career development. Read about our coaches, view webinar recordings or register for an upcoming webinar below.

Webinar Schedule

Clark Job Coaching Webinars – Summer/Fall 2020

Previously recorded webinar

Cindy Michael WolpertCindy Michael-Wolpert ’90, P’18, founder of Results-Based Coaching Associates
May 2020

View Recording

 

A webinar for emerging leaders and those undergoing career disruption

Abby Locke

Abby Locke ’89, founder of PWS, LLC

DATE: Thursday, August 27, 2020
TIME: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT/3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT

In this informative webinar, Abby Locke ’89, founder of PWS LLC, provides you with key strategies on how to be more successful in job interviews. Learn how to best position yourself as the top candidate by leveraging your personal brand, using C.A.R. stories to answer difficult interview questions, asking provocative questions to interviewees and conquering the negative self-talk and doubt.

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A webinar for any career stage and level, and those facing unexpected job loss

Lisa Krull

Lisa Krull ’02, president of NextGen Leadership LLC

DATE: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT

If your dream job suddenly became available, or that long-awaited opportunity arose at your company, would you be ready to apply for it? If you were faced with an unexpected job status change and had to begin looking for a new opportunity, would your resume convey your recent accomplishments and translate your key strengths and qualifications? Having a professional, stand-out resume that sets you apart and succinctly tells your story is the critical first step in landing your desired position. Join Lisa (Solomon) Krull ’02, a certified leadership/career coach and resume writer, as she shows you how to showcase your unique personal brand in one to two pages.

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A webinar for mid-career, career transitions and recent grads

Laura Paradise

Laura Paradise ’80, founder of Paradise Coaching

DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 am to 11:00 a.m. PDT

When it comes to looking for a job and networking, all of us have to introduce ourselves. The person you know the most about can be the hardest one to talk about. Add the layer of digital communications and the pressure to make a good impression fast and you may find yourself stammering when you want to be confident and articulate. At this workshop, led by Laura Paradise ’80, founder of Paradise Coaching, learn techniques to help you craft a memorable introduction and deliver it with confidence and ease. Learn how to build rapport well on Zoom, our new primary mode of connection.

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A webinar for Clarkies of all ages and stages

Nancy Austin

Nancy Austin ’76, founder of Leonardo Coaching

DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 am to 11:00 a.m. PDT

 

  • 40% of job seekers in this country feel underemployed
  • 60% of job seekers are applying to positions in a new industry

In light of these eye-opening statistics and in an effort to help as many Clarkies as possible, Nancy encourages Clarkies of all ages and stages to join us for the event. Whether you’re new to the job market, have suffered career disruption due to the pandemic, find yourself at a career crossroads or are looking to make a career transition, Nancy will plan to provide some concrete advice on how to move forward in a positive way and uncover new possibilities. She’ll also talk about “upskilling,” identifying transferable skills, setting goals and infusing energy in your job search.

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Resources

ClarkCONNECT is a platform where you can meet a wide range of alumni who can help you. Here are examples of topics you can leverage with the alumni network:

  • Navigating the early-career job market
  • Preparing for a mid-career change
  • Making a late-career change
  • Pursuing a diverse career journey (career path does not match major)
  • Assessing company culture for diversity, equity, and inclusion excellence
  • Upskilling for a career change or advancement
  • Considering a part-time graduate program while working
  • Preparing for an encore career or retirement
  • Re-entering the workforce after time away

LinkedIn is a powerful networking resource of 70 million professionals around the globe representing 150 industries, including 30,000+ Clark alumni.

  • How do I connect with Alumni on LinkedIn? To connect with Clark alumni on LinkedIn, you need to first ensure that you have listed Clark University in the “Education” section of your LinkedIn profile. Once your profile is complete, simply go to Clark University’s main LinkedIn page and click on the alumni tab on the column on the left.
    • Once there, you’ll see an ongoing list of alumni that you can easily filter by industry, location, job title, company, or keyword.
    • One thing to keep in mind: Your LinkedIn profile is often the first link that appears when someone searches your name via Google.
  • How do I connect with people on LinkedIn? When connecting with others on LinkedIn, you will be prompted to describe how you know the other person through a set of choices that LinkedIn provides. You also will have the option to include a personal note along with the connection request, a message that the person on the other end will be able to see. You should customize this message to describe the nature of why you are connecting. In it, briefly include:
    • An introduction
    • An explanation of your common interests or shared affiliation
    • A brief “ask” of what you hope to learn or do
    • Sincere thanks

Build and expand your alumni professional networks, cultivate career connections and seek advice from fellow alumni.

Contact Information

Career Connections Center

Office Location
  • Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center (ASEC Building)
    939 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7258
  • 1-508-421-3752 Fax
Career Lab Hours
  • The Career Lab offers on-demand reviews of resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles 12 – 4 pm weekdays. Upload your documents, or make an appointment for the Career Lab on Handshake!