Seminars

Our seminars are free for everyone to attend.  Internship students, Work Experience Students, Santa Rosa Junior College Students, and the general public are welcome to attend to increase their skill sets or learn a new one.  Our seminars range from Resume & Cover Letter Development, to Communication skills development, to Salary Negotiation techniques.  

Fall 2017 Seminars 

 

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Seminar Topic

Speaker(s)

Location

Date/Time

1

Deciding on Your Career

Explore the resources available at the Career Center while investigating your values, personality type, work preferences and conditions. Learn which careers suit you.

 

Sponsored by the Career Center

Jill Mead Career Advisor SRJC

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Wednesday August 30

3:00 - 4:00 pm

2

Career Vision Board

Come and create a "vision board" to assist you in visualizing your career goals and plan for your life. What you visualize, you can materialize.

 

 Sponsored by the Career Center

 

 

Sponsored by the Career Center

Jill Mead Career Advisor SRJC

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Wednesday

Sept  6

3:00 - 4:30 pm

3

Time Management

This seminar focuses on two basic behaviors that will save you time daily. Includes easy techniques, priorities and goal setting along with proven methods to overcome delaying, deferring and postponing.

Chance Massaro

Managing Director

Power Communications

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor,

Rm 4875

Tuesday

Sept 12

3:30 – 5:00 pm

4

Effective Body Language

Human Resource managers notice more than what you say during an interview. Learn how to create a positive professional and personal first impression through non-verbal communication.

Sponsored by the Career Center

 

Jill Mead

 Career Advisor

 SRJC   

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Thursday

Sept 21

3:00 - 4:00 pm

5

Communication Basics

This seminar will demonstrate how to succeed     in almost all of your communications using the   soft skills of patient listening, understanding the roles of emotion and thought while learning to carefully sift facts from generalities. Since many of our problems with people derive from miscommunication, this seminar can change both your work and personal life.

 

Chance Massaro

Managing Director

Power Communications

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Wednesday

Sept 27

3:30 -5:00 pm

6

Ethics at Work

What are ethics in the workplace? Come find out how to clarify workplace ethics, such as honesty and integrity, in relation to your own ethics. Do you value these characteristics and the rewards and consequences for possessing ethics?

Chance Massaro

Managing Director

Power

Communications

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Tuesday

October  3

3:30 - 5:00   pm

 

 

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Seminar Topic

Speaker(s)

Location

Date/Time

7

Resume and Cover Letter Development

Learn current best practices to prepare important marketing tools - your resume and cover letter.

This seminar provides an overview of the various formats and tips on how to best highlight your experience and accomplishments to attract potential employers. You may bring a finished resume for a brief critique.

Sponsored by the Career Center

Jill Mead

Career Advisor SRJC

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor,

Rm 4875

Wednesday

October 4

3:00 – 4:00 pm

8

Time Management

This seminar focuses on two basic behaviors that will save you time daily. Includes easy techniques, priorities and goal setting along with proven methods to overcome delaying, deferring and postponing.

Jamie Longnecker

Work Experience

Team member

SRJC

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor,

 Rm 4875

Monday

October 16

Noon -1:00 pm

9

Growth Mindset

Learn how your brain can grow and learn if you exercise it like a muscle. You will receive a brief review of the latest brain research on neuroplasticity and have fun participating in practical exercises.

Learn what a growth mind-set is versus a fixed mind-set. Students who have a growth mind-set demonstrate greater success in college by accepting new challenges and new ways to learn.


 

Lauralyn Larsen

Intern Coordinator/ Instructor

Work Experience SRJC

Petaluma Campus

Richard Call Hall

Rm 694

 

Tuesday

October 17

3:30 – 5:00 pm

10

Volunteering and Community Involvement

This seminar will explore the wide range of volunteer opportunities available in the

community and inform you how to use volunteer experiences to promote professional growth

and development. We will discuss how strategic volunteering has the potential to improve and advance career skills/knowledge and networking

Kim Kinahan

Community Involvement/ Instructor

SRJC

Petaluma Campus

Richard Call Hall

Rm 691

 

Thursday

October 19

Noon – 1:00 pm

11

Customer Service

This seminar will teach how to identify the customer, their needs and wants while using effective communication, both written and verbal as well as other 21st century soft skills. Be the employee that employers want.

Chance Massaro

Managing Director

Power Communications

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Tuesday

October 24

Noon – 1:00 pm

12

Resume and Cover Letter Development

Learn current best practices to prepare important marketing tools - your resume and cover letter.

This seminar provides an overview of the various formats and tips on how to best highlight your experience and accomplishments to attract potential employers. You may bring a finished resume for a brief critique.

Patty Engh

Work Experience Instructor/SRJC

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Monday

October 30

3:30 - 5:00 pm

13

Critical Thinking

Explore the process to assess situations accurately in order to make better decisions and create better solutions. Learn hands-on techniques to generate breakthrough ideas and solve your most pressing problems. You will discover how to ask the right questions, challenge assumptions and see others’ viewpoints with clarity.

Chance Massaro

Managing Director

Power

Communications

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor,

Rm 4875

Wednesday

Nov 1
3:30 – 5:00 pm

14

What are Digital Badges and how can you use them to market your skills?

In this presentation you will learn how digital badges are growing in education and workplaces as assessment and credentialing tools. In many colleges and workplaces, employers and educators are designing badges to validate the completion of courses or projects. The badges are designed to allow learners to showcase their learning in digital media spaces such as LinkedIn and other social media spaces. SRJC’s Work Experience is exploring this possibility and would like your input!

 

Leena Her

Work Experience Instructor/SRJC

Petaluma Campus

Richard Call Hall

Rm 692

 

Monday

Nov 6

2:00 – 3:30

pm

15

Resume and Cover Letter Development

Learn current best practices to prepare important marketing tools - your resume and cover letter.

This seminar provides an overview of the various formats and tips on how to best highlight your experience and accomplishments to attract potential employers. You may bring a finished resume for a brief critique.

Patty Engh

Work Experience Instructor/SRJC

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Monday

Nov 6

3:30-5:00

 

16

Growth Mindset
 

Learn about how your brain can grow and learn if you exercise it like a muscle. You will receive a brief review of the latest brain research on neuroplasticity and have fun participating in practical exercises.

Learn what a growth mind-set is versus a fixed mind-set. Students who have a growth mind-set demonstrate greater success in college by accepting new challenges and new ways to learn.

 

Lauralyn Larsen

Intern Coordinator/ Instructor

Work Experience SRJC

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Tuesday

Nov 7

3:30 – 5:00

pm

17

Connect: Talk So Others Listen

State your needs and wants in ways that others are able to hear them. In this interactive seminar you will experience the power of saying no. Being verbally assertive is not being aggressive, but is

a communication tool that makes you a better employee.

Chance Massaro

Managing Director

Power

Communications

Santa Rosa Campus Bertolini Student Center

3rd Floor, Rm 4875

Wednesday

Nov 8

4:30 – 6:00 pm