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September 30, 2014

Alumni Social at the Association of YMCA Retirees Reunion

Springfield College will be well-represented at the Association of YMCA Retirees (AYR) Reunion this year with the opening keynote address being provided by President Emeritus Richard B. Flynn and Harry Rock, Director of YMCA Relations and the National YMCA Hall of Fame, doing the closing presentation. Join us for an alumni gathering, hosted by Harry, on Sept. 30 before the Reunion Reception and Banquet. Enjoy the opportunity to connect with alumni, friends and family over complimentary hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available.

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Start: September 30, 2014 4:30 pm
End: September 30, 2014 5:30 pm
Venue: Marriott Fairfield Inn & suites
Address:
201 S. McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC, 20204, United States
Cost: Free

October 1, 2014

How to Find Your Next Job in One Day

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Presenter: Rick Gillis

Learn how to search for a job with a lot less effort.  Research shows that your chances of getting a job decrease each month you are unemployed.  If the “writing is on the wall,” or you are thinking of a job change, pick up proven techniques to not only land a job faster, but to land a job that fits your chosen career path.

You will learn:

  1. Simple techniques to identify jobs you can “close” faster.
  2. What employers are looking for so that you can adapt your search.
  3. Effective ways to show your “ROI” by emphasizing your past accomplishments.

…all by gaining the insight and practical wisdom of author Rick Gillis.

Start: October 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 1, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

October 17, 2014 – October 19, 2014

Homecoming Weekend

Start: October 17, 2014 8:00 am
End: October 19, 2014 5:00 pm

October 25, 2014

Winery Tour, Tasting and Luncheon at Lost Creek Vineyards

Join alumni, family, and friends for a winery event hosted by the Baltimore/Washington D.C. Alumni Association. Tour the grounds at the Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek, taste a sampling of fine wines, and enjoy a catered lunch while connecting with other Springfield College alumni.

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Start: October 25, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Lost Creek Winery
Address:
43277 Spinks Ferry Road, Leesburg, VA, 20176, United States
Cost: $35 per person

November 1, 2014

Alumni Social at SC vs. Wellesley Women's Volleyball Game

vb-photo-11-1Join us for an alumni social before the Springfield College Women’s Volleyball team takes on Wellesley on November 1st. The social will be hosted by the Eastern MA Alumni Association and alumni, family and friends as well as current and former parents of players are invited. Wear your favorite maroon and white gear and help us be louder and prouder than the opposing team! The event is FREE for attendees and refreshments will be provided.

The game starts at 1 p.m. following the social at Tenacre Country Day School which is less than a mile from Wellesley’s campus.

 

Start: November 1, 2014 11:30 am
End: November 1, 2014 12:45 pm
Venue: Tenacre Country Day School
Address:
78 Benevue Street, Wellesley, MA, 02482, United States

November 5, 2014

Let LinkedIn Market Your Skills and Experience

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Presenter: Viveka von Rosen

You have an opportunity to let LinkedIn work for you 24/7.  Viveka Von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing an Hour a Day, will provide exceptional strategies to help you maximize the free tools LinkedIn provides. Whether you are looking for a job, or are simply looking for more business, you will walk away with strategies you can implement instantly.

You will learn:

  • How supercharge your LinkedIn page to be found by others.
  • Techniques to build relationships in companies for which you want to work, or with which you want to do business.
  • Incredible techniques to build relationships within groups.
  • Effortless ways to build your brand and keep others aware of you.
Start: November 5, 2014 8:00 pm
End: November 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

November 18, 2014

Alumni Cocktail Social in Palm Beach Gardens

Live in or near Palm Beach Gardens? Join Springfield College alumni, family and friends for an Alumni Cocktail Social. Learn more about the great things happening at Springfield College as well as events planned in your area! A cash bar will be available.

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Start: November 18, 2014 5:00 pm
End: November 18, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Grandes Italian Restaurant and Trattoria
Address:
4580 Donald Ross Rd. , Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States
Cost: Free

December 3, 2014

Master the Art and Science of Interviewing

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Presenter: John Kador

Studies show the average job seeker will go through 16 interviews before getting a job offer. Join John Kador, author of 301 Best Questions to ASK on Your Interview, to learn how you can maximize the opportunities you get.  You will walk away with a strategy that gives you more confidence and control of the interview process.

You will learn:

  • How to wow interviewers when asked, “”Is there anything you’d like to ask us?”
  • The behaviors hiring managers are looking for in candidates.
  •  Dozens of questions and simple research exercises you can use at an interview to make you more memorable than your competitors.
Start: December 3, 2014 8:00 pm
End: December 3, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

December 12, 2014 – December 13, 2014

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Social at IMLCA Convention

Springfield College men’s lacrosse alumni, family and friends are invited to a late night social following day one of the convention. Join Coach Keith Bugbee G’84 and other lacrosse alumni at Pickles Pub in Downtown Baltimore and enjoy free appetizers while catching up with other Springfield College athletes.

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Start: December 12, 2014 10:00 pm
End: December 13, 2014 12:00 am
Venue: Pickle's Pub
Address:
520 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD, 21230, United States

January 7, 2015

Grab Your Keys and Drive Your Career

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Presenter: Los Ellis

Your leadership skills are the key to helping you reach that next step on the corporate ladder.  In today’s lean organizations, everyone is expected to step into a leadership role of some kind. To do that, sometimes you need to rebrand yourself!  Join Los Ellis, author of Keys to Life Business Success, to learn how to expand your leadership skills, get noticed and gain the appreciation of those with whom you work.

You will learn:

  • How to recognize the moments when you should take a leadership role.
  • Proven strategies to show others your capabilities while taking charge of situations.
  • Enormously effective yet simple techniques to rebrand yourself.
Start: January 7, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 7, 2015 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

January 12, 2015

American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Alumni Social

Join Coach Mike DeLong ’74 and his staff for an alumni social in conjunction with the AFCA Convention in Louisville. Enjoy complimentary appetizers  while catching up with other Springfield College athletes and hearing about the teams 2014 successes. A cash bar also will be available.

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Start: January 12, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 12, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Kentucky International Convention Center
Address:
221 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY, 40202, United States
Cost: Free

January 15, 2015

Alumni Social during the 2015 NCAA Convention

Please join us for an evening social in Washington, D.C., during the 2015 National Association of Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Convention.  Whether you are attending the convention or live locally, we encourage you to come to a great event with fellow alumni, Springfield College faculty and staff, and friends of the College.

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Start: January 15, 2015 4:30 pm
End: January 15, 2015 6:30 pm
Venue: Public House
Address:
199 Fleet Street, National Harbor, MD, 20745, United States

February 4, 2015

Proven Strategies to Build a Network That Works For You

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Presenter: Mike Fishbein

Who has the time to build a network?  Nobody!  But today, more then ever, having a carefully cultivated professional network is the key to getting a job faster, with less effort, and without the added anxiety of potential loss of income.  Join Mike Fishbein, author of How to Build an Awesome Professional Network, to learn how you can utilize social media strategies to not only build your network, but engage it.

You will learn:

  • How to identify the right people in whom to invest your time.
  • Effective ways to build a professional network that will be cheering for you when you need it.
  • Easy ways to keep your network thinking about you .
Start: February 4, 2015 8:00 pm
End: February 4, 2015 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

March 4, 2015

Stuff Your Resume With Keywords To Highlight Your Experience

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Presenter: Jay Block

With the average job posting getting hundreds of applications, your resume is going to have to scream “pick me!” Block has extensively researched automated resume software and has come up with techniques to significantly increase your chances of getting your resume on the desk of a hiring authority.

You will learn:

  • Powerful techniques to load your resume with the right keywords to attract companies to you.
  • Suggestions concerning the top words and phrases that can put your resume on hiring managers’ desks.
  • Strategies to get your resumes the right opportunities and turn interviews into a job offers.
Start: March 4, 2015 8:00 pm
End: March 4, 2015 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

April 1, 2015

Use Your Strengths to Create a Rewarding and Satisfying Career

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Presenter: Tom Rath

You deserve to be happy.  You deserve to love to get up and go to work everyday!   Best selling author, Tom Rath, has used the extensive, global research of the Gallup organization to identify simple techniques you can instantly adopt that will move your career toward the things at which you are destined to be great, and those that will make you happiest.

You will learn:

  • How to identify what you do best and find opportunities to support your strengths.
  • Simple ways to build an action plan that will take you out of the rut and into your future.
  • Strategies to use your strengths to gain the respect of your employees and colleagues.
Start: April 1, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 1, 2015 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

May 6, 2015

Five Steps to Building a Powerful and Profitable Network

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Presenter: Beth Bridges

Your chances of attaining your dream job will improve drastically when you have a plan.  Because networking is a principal way job seekers are getting jobs today, you need to have an active, written strategy – one you can refer to frequently.  Join bestselling author Beth Bridges and learn her five part networking success plan.

You will learn:

  • How to pick and choose the right events that will support your networking strategy.
  • The five-part networking success plan that will help you build a powerful network.
  • Effortless ways to be a resource to your network so they will spend time to support you!
Start: May 6, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

June 3, 2015

What You Don’t Say In An Interview Could Hold You Back

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Presenter: Carole Martin

There is a good chance you are the best candidate for the job, but what if you can’t articulate that?  Interviews unfortunately favor individuals who can not only listen and understand the questions being asked, but are able to quickly formulate good responses.  You can learn how to increase your confidence and dramatically improve the impressions you make in interviews when you join Carole Martin, author of Boost Your Interview IQ.

You will learn:

  • Skill building exercises you can do to prepare yourself for interviews.
  • How to build a personal narrative that showcases your skills, knowledge and personality.
  • How to recognize and respond to “tricky” behavioral questions and leave the interviewers wowed.
Start: June 3, 2015 8:00 pm
End: June 3, 2015 9:00 pm
Cost: Free