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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, January 18

“Wait, How Do I Write This Email?”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

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Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is please to offer a FREE career development Webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection!

 

“Wait, How Do I Write This Email?”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Writing skills are a critical part of a career in any industry. When we learn to compose emails and documents with impact, they can lead to new opportunities and change our trajectories forever.
 
Join communications expert and author Danny Rubin for an engaging, practical webinar on how to write with poise and leave the reader wanting more. Danny will walk you through:


    • How to write an authentic email for networking
    • How to write an employer about job opportunities
    • Why (and how) you need to begin a cover letter with a short story of success


The lessons will teach you to:
 
    • Send off emails that get noticed and get results
    • Take an interest in someone else as a way to build a relationship
    • Understand how to write a powerful cover letter that sets you apart


As Danny says, “Write well. Open doors.” After the webinar, you will know what he means and be able to harness the power of the written word to make your career even more successful.
Presenter: Danny Rubin

 

Danny Rubin is an author and speaker trusted by students and working professionals for his practical advice on writing, networking and interpersonal skills.

Danny is the author of Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a collection of 100+ templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn. The book is used in settings like high schools, colleges, workforce development centers and even the Pentagon where educators teach active-duty military and civilian contractors.

On Danny’s website, he maintains a blog called News To Live By (NTLB) which highlights the career advice “hidden” in the latest headlines. Since he began NTLB in 2012, it’s been viewed over 1.5 million times. A former TV news reporter and media consultant, Danny has also provided audience strategies to NBC’s “Meet the Press,” MSNBC and USA TODAY.

Danny graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in history. He also has a master’s in journalism from the University of Maryland-College Park.

Follow him on Twitter at @DannyHRubin.

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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, January 11

“Discover Yourself”

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Click here to join the webinar.

Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is please to offer a FREE career development Webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection!

 

“Discover Yourself”

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Highly successful people think differently. They own certain habits and rituals that set them apart from others. Scott will share secrets in an eight-step program is designed to help prepare your mind daily to achieve well-defined goals.
 
Scott Schwefel discovered that after interviewing more than five hundred men and women for various positions, the characteristics of those prepared for success stood in stark contrast to those who had no clear direction in life.
 
In this session you’ll learn:


    • The success-inducing thought processes of those who always seem to win.
    • How to create habits that will bring you closer to the success you desire.
    • 8 steps to help you meet any goals you set.


Don’t you want to benefit from what Scott gleaned from the 500–the knowledge and strategies of those who just can’t seem to lose? This webinar will allow you to do just that. Even better, you will take away ideas about how to create your own personalized path and employ their proven techniques to meet your own career goals. Join successful entrepreneur, sought-after-motivational speaker, and business savvy author, Scott Schwefel, to start your own journey of self-discovery and success.
Presenter: Scott Schwefel

 

Scott works with organizations who want to leverage new communication strategies to increase sales, profits and productivity.He has spoken to over 1000 companies, teaching them them how to “Communicate in Full Color” for Salespeople, Leaders and Teams.

Does your company communicate as effectively as the fastest growing, best managed companies in the world?  What are these amazing companies doing that your company is not?  Engage Scott to learn the secrets of how truly great organizations communicate more effectively, and deliver better results because they do.

A serial entrepreneur, Scott founded and grew Minnesota’s largest technology training company to over $12 million is sales, and then sold the company in 2003.  His company was named one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in Minnesota in 1997 and 1998, and he was named to Minnesota’s 40 under 40 list of successful top executives. Scott then founded and grew Insights Twin Cities to over $3 million in sales and sold it to Insights in Scotland in 2014.

For over a decade Scott Schwefel has been speaking and teaching new communication strategies to companies and associations globally. He has presented in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Geneva and Shanghai and Kuwait, and he has also trained and coached over 1500 CEOs personally. He is a published author, has lived remotely with the Hadza and Maasai tribes in Tanzania, Africa and is a top rated speaker for Vistage (More on Vistage), the largest membership organization of CEOs in the world.

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Alumni Career Webinar

Receive valuable tips and strategies from best-selling authors and national career experts to help you reach your career goals.

Alumni Career Webinar

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

“The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success”

Do you think referrals are just for sales people?  Well, think again.  In this complimentary webcast, Wayne Breitbarth, nationally-recognized speaker and author of the best-selling book, The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success, you’ll learn how to use LinkedIn to improve your referral process, to enhance your personal brand and move your career forward!

Click this link to join the webinar.

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Outback Bowl: Football Game Watch, Iowa vs. Florida

Outback Bowl

Iowa vs. Florida, 2017 Outback Bowl, Monday, January 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Pacific time

Iowa Hawkeye Outback Bowl official game watch locations are Barney’s Beanery (Santa Monica and Redondo Beach ONLY).  Please note, Barney’s Beanery Pasadena will not be an official game watch location for the Outback Bowl, due to Rose Bowl activities.  Santa Monica and Redondo Beach will honor 40% off food and drink purchases for anyone who wears Iowa gear during the Outback Bowl only.

Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica

1351 3rd St. Promenade

Santa Monica, CA

310.656.5777
 

Barney’s Beanery Redondo Beach

100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Suite H

Redondo Beach, CA

424.275.4820

 
In the words of Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz, 2016 Hawkeye Football was a classic example of the ebbs and flows of college football.  On September 17th, Hawk Nation was stunned when North Dakota State pulled off the upset on #11 ranked Iowa.  After a tough stretch which included a one sided affair against Big 10 foe Penn State, many fans accepted that Iowa would be home for the holidays.  And just like that, Hawkeye fans were stunned once more; turning the College Football Playoffs upside down after a 33-yard field goal eliminated the Michigan Wolverines and turned Kinnick Stadium into the largest outdoor party.
Rebounding from adversity earned the Hawkeyes the right to represent the Big 10 in the Outback Bowl against SEC’s Florida Gators.  So much history between these programs and maybe no one wants the opportunity of redemption more than Iowa Linebacker Chad Greenway, who tweeted “#IWasNotOffsides”.  Hovering over the Hawkeyes program is the reminder they haven’t won a bowl game since 2010.  The incentive for the team is there but they’ll be met with one of college football’s toughest test.  The Gator Defense is ranked in the top 10 nationally and has been lights out all season.  If LeShun Daniels and Akrum Wadley are to be the workhorses, the O-Line will have to win the battle upfront and this will be a test like no other.  CJ Beathard has struggled staying upright all year and now he’ll face a defense with 30 sacks on the year and over 70 tackles for loss.  You want to talk about speed?  There’s no denying they possess speed on the edges.  We all know Iowa better than anyone, so we know there’s no changing the philosophy; Ferentz will run right at them.  However, In order to combat the pressure, Iowa will most likely need to get Wadley in open space with screens to counter-balance their speed and let him make his own path.  Beathard is likely to focus on short throws since he may not have a lot of time to sit in the pocket and go through his rotations.  Winning 1st and 2nd down battles will be key for Iowa to put points on the board.  3rd down must be manageable, and it will also make play-calling less predictable if the defense has to consider Iowa could run or pass.
With the offensive struggles Iowa has seen this season; Florida has felt their share of pains as well.  Plagued with turnovers, Quarterback Austin Appleby should plan to steer completely clear of Cornerback Desmond King.  Tis the season for giving, so Iowa’s D needs to capitalize on any gifts Florida’s offense is handing out.  Jaleel Johnson’s safety against the Wolverines completely flipped momentum, and without it; the comeback most likely doesn’t happen.  Coach Parker may find sending blitz’s more often will provide the secondary with better opportunities to make plays on the ball.
On paper, the similarities between these two programs make for an interesting matchup; and expect them to live up to every bit of it.  There’s no love lost anytime the Big 10 meets the SEC, and the Hawkeyes have plenty to be playing for.  The New Year is upon us, but the past is what will make this another classic rivalry showdown.  We’ll see if we can add Alligator to the Barney’s Beanery menu for one day only.  Time to send the SEC back to the swamp.  Chomp on that!  Let’s Go Hawks!
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Big Ten Club Activities Coming Up

There’s lots of cool activities coming up this season from the Big Ten Club of Southern California:

–November 26: Rose Bowl Brick Challenge begins

–November 30: Rose Bowl packages go on sale

–December 3: Big Ten Pub Crawl

–December 16: Queen’s Luncheon

–January 1, 2017: Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Click here for all the details.

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