prepare-interview.jpgThe Northwestern Alumni Association believes in life-long career development to help you maintain your professional edge. Through the NAA's career webinars, we give alumni and students the chance to hear experts discuss topics such as crafting your story, making an industry or function change, managing employees, taking the entrepreneurial plunge and more. Because these webinars are available online, you can access them anywhere and as often as you want.

 

Interested in presenting a webinar? Are you a human resources professional or career coach?  Are you a content expert and looking for an avenue to present your cutting edge material? Email careers@northwestern.edu, and we can get your topic in front of the best alumni in the world!

 

 

Upcoming 2015 Webinars



January 22: Grit: True Career Stories, Interview with Zack Johnson '10, CEO of Syndio

 

Presented by Zack Johnson '10 and Carol Ross '83, '87 MS

Register Here: alumni.northwestern.edu/zackjohnson

Cost = Free

 

“Unexpected Stories Leading To Success."


People learn from each other's stories, especially when the stories reveal what is NOT in the official bio. This includes setbacks, challenges, and failures that require "grit" to keep going. Whether it's Malcolm Gladwell's concept of 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery, or life's unexpected twists and turns, the real story is often hidden under the halo of success. In this series of interviews with accomplished NU alumni, we'll explore what it takes to get to the top of one's profession. Be prepared to be surprised.

 

To find out more about Zack Johnson, click here: alumni.northwestern.edu/zackjohnson

 

 

January 28: Building a Body of Work in a Blended World

 

Presented by Pamela Slim and Carol Ross '83, '87 MS

Register Here: alumni.northwestern.edu/bodyofworkwebinar

Cost = Free

 

These days it’s increasingly rare to have a stable career in any field. More and more of us are blending big company jobs, start-up gigs, freelance work, and volunteer side projects. We take chances to expand our knowledge, capabilities, and experience. But how do we make sense of that kind of career—and explain it?

 

In this interview with Pamela Slim, the acclaimed author of Escape from Cubicle Nation, and now, Body of Work, you'll learn tools to have a meaningful career in this new world of work. We'll talk about how to find the connections among diverse accomplishments, sell your story, and continually reinvent and relaunch your brand.

 

 

February 3: How to Network When You Don't Know What You Want to Do

 

Presented by Anna Graham Hunter

Register Here: alumni.northwestern.edu/howtonetworkwebinar

Cost = Free

 

In this webinar, Anna Graham Hunter, career happiness coach, will share how to make the transition to a career you love even when you’re not sure what you want to do next. Anna will explain her step-by-step process for having conversations that will allow you to: clarify what drives and motivates you at work; explore a wide variety trends, companies, and kinds of work; and build a network of champions committed to your success – allies who will give you the inside track to your dream job before it is even posted.

 

 

February 10: Your Personal Brand: What Is It and Why Do You Need One?

 

Presented by Eileen Masciale '84

Register Here: alumni.northwestern.edu/personalbrandwebinar

Cost = Free

 

What is a personal brand? Why do you need one? What steps can you take to improve your personal brand?

Learn how you can leverage social media and easily accessible marketing tools to help you in your career, whether you are seeking new business, looking to make a career change, or hoping to elevate your standing in your industry.

 

 

February 19: Career Transitions: 7 Key Strategies to Transform Your Career

 

Presented by Althea McIntyre

Register Here: alumni.northwestern.edu/careertransitionswebinar

Cost = $5

 

You’re a seasoned professional with considerable talent, skills and career passions, but you feel bored, stuck and frustrated in your current position. You are ready to make a significant career move, but aren’t quite sure what you need to do to make it happen. How can you plan your next career move into a meaningful, fulfilling, and lucrative position?

 

Perhaps you want to change jobs, change careers, launch your own business, or move into the not-for-profit arena. You want to change your path into a career that is truly aligned for you, but you need expert career advice, guidance and support.

 

 

February 25: Grit: True Career Stories, Interview with Curt Coffman, Author of First Break All the Rules and Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

 

Presented by Curt Coffman and Carol Ross '83, '87 MS

Register Here: alumni.northwestern.edu/curtcoffman

Cost = Free

 

“Unexpected Stories Leading To Success”

 

People learn from each other's stories, especially when the stories reveal what is NOT in the official bio. This includes setbacks, challenges, and failures that require "grit" to keep going. Whether it's Malcolm Gladwell's concept of 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery, or life's unexpected twists and turns, the real story is often hidden under the halo of success. In this series of interviews with accomplished NU alumni, we'll explore what it takes to get to the top of one's profession. Be prepared to be surprised.

 

To learn more about Curt Coffman, click here: alumni.northwestern.edu/curtcoffman