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Big Ten Club 2017 Person of the Year Luncheon

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2017 Person of the Year Luncheon

Honoring

 

Illinois’ Rashard Mendenhall

and

 

2017 Member of the Year Neil Lavick

University of Minnesota Alumnus

 

Saturday, June 24, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

LIMITED SEATING

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Alumni Career Webinar: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

“Cracking the New Job Market”

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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 pleased 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! The next weekly webinar is:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

“Cracking the New Job Market”

 
Forget everything you think you know about landing a well-paid job—the rules have changed forever. Yes, how to find professional work once seemed clear and unwavering: capture career highlights in a resume, practice answers to standard interview questions, and do lots of face-to-face networking. Unfortunately, that way of doing things is now outdated. It doesn’t matter if you are new grad or an experienced professional you’ll learn insights and strategies in this webinar that will serve you for the rest of your career.
 
You will learn how to:


    • Gather information on what a prospective employer finds important
    • Emphasize those skills, accomplishments, and qualities in tailored resumes and interview answers
    • Identify the intersection between personal talents and what the marketplace needs
    • Unlock the networking power of social media
    • Negotiate the best possible offer Enlightening and practical, this myth-busting book delivers seven powerful rules for landing a great job—even in a difficult economy


Join William to master these and many other tricks in a new game where the rules aren’t quite as clear-cut as they once were. Winning, after all, means your success as a professional.
Presenter: William Holland

 
 
Bill is an award-winning college professor, business executive, and author of four books on career management. He’s worked with outstanding companies such as PepsiCo, Chase Manhattan Bank, Andersen Consulting, Right Management and the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Bill understands the path from college to career and has worked with thousands of students and parents to help them realize the promise of a college education. He attended Michigan State University on a football scholarship and received his PhD from there as well.
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Hawkeye Livestream: Win. Graduate. Do It Right.

Join the Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture series for the upcoming lecture titled Win. Graduate. Do It Right. Liz Tovar, Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services, will discuss how the University of Iowa is molding today’s Hawkeyes into tomorrow’s leaders and why support resources are vital to reaching this mission. The lecture will be livestreamed and available at https://outreach.uiowa.edu/HawkeyeLL/stream at 12 p.m. CST on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Tweet your questions to @OutreachIowa using #HawkeyeLL during the lecture.

 

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: World Wide Web
https://outreach.uiowa.edu/HawkeyeLL/stream
Speaker: Liz Tovar
Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services

Win. Graduate. Do It Right.

Student-athletes face unique challenges in balancing schedules, prioritizing responsibilities, and maintaining healthy lifestyles. For this reason, the University of Iowa provides extensive academic and personal support services to student-athletes. Dr. Tovar will discuss how the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Services is helping to mold today’s Hawkeyes into tomorrow’s leaders and why support resources are vital to reaching this mission. Dr. Tovar will also highlight unique and important partnerships with campus units and surrounding communities that elevate Hawkeye success.

This lecture is sponsored by the University of Iowa Provost’s Office of Outreach & Engagement. To learn more about the Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture series, visit http://outreach.uiowa.edu/HawkeyeLL. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of Outreach & Engagement in advance at 319-335-0684.

 

Stay connected with the Office of Outreach & Engagement on social media!

You can like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and view them on Instagram.
View 2016-17 Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lectures on the YouTube playlist.

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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, April 26

“How to Make a Living and a Difference During the Second Half of Life”

Wednesday, April 26, 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 pleased 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! The next weekly webinar is:

“How to Make a Living and a Difference During the Second Half of Life”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Wondering what’s next in your life? Thinking about doing work you feel good about? Join us for a conversation with Marci Alboher, author of the highly acclaimed Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life. Alboher, a former New York Times careers columnist is a Vice President of Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to move into second (or third) acts for the greater good.
 
In this webinar you’ll learn, among other things:


    • How volunteering or pro bono consulting can lead to paid work;
    • How to network effectively and harness the power of social media;
    • How to find the most age-friendly jobs in nonprofits, government, education, healthcare and socially-minded businesses;
    • How to combat age discrimination;
    • The pros and cons of going back to school;
    • How to financially plan for your transition


Whatever transition looms on your horizon, you have the power to use it to shape the future you want. Join Marci Alboher to learn the best ways to make the second half of your life, the best half.
Presenter: Marci Alboher

 
Marci Alboher, author and Vice President of Encore.org, is a leading authority on the changing face of work.


Her latest book is The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life, published by Workman Publishing in January 2013.


She is also the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: The Original Guide to the Slash “/” Career (originally published in 2007 and re-released in 2012), which popularized the term “slasher” to refer to those individuals who can’t answer “What do you do?” with a single word or phrase. She also created the Shifting Careers column and blog for The New York Times and the Working the New Economy blog for Yahoo. Her articles have appeared in scores of national publications, including Time Out New York, Travel and Leisure, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The International Herald Tribune and More magazine.


Marci is on the advisory boards of The Op-Ed Project, which focuses on increasing the number of women and minority voices in public conversations, and She Writes, an online community for women writers. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.
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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, April 19

“Six Essential Soft Skills of Indispensable Professionals”

Wednesday, April 19, 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 pleased 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! The next weekly webinar is:

“Six Essential Soft Skills of Indispensable Professionals”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Chances are, you are not using your SOFT SKILLS to get you the results you want! Together with many business and personal development gurus out there, Anna firmly believes that your personal and professional power lies in your mindset and your soft skills. It’s often overlooked, but the importance and impact of mindsetting is universal. It’s not connected to any company, country or continent. It’s the very reason why valued professionals are exceptional at what they do! A skillful professional is more than a set of learnable hard skills. It’s the person behind the title that is making all the difference.
 
A lot is expected from us nowadays; fast paced environments, tendencies towards managerial duties, complex team dynamics and level up executive thinking process. Every job is a universe of possibilities! Undeniably, our hard skill-set is important to take on the excellence challenge, but it’s who you are inside that delivers on external expectations and fulfills the role to the fullest. It’s time to pay attention to the core values that determine how valuable we are on the job market and make them stronger, bigger and better – from within!
 
Every professional has these skills by design. We just don’t use them consciously and don’t pay attention to the levels of their maturity. We expect them to grow with time, gain the experience as we go. Why leave all of that to chance?! Taking control over your soft skills is the ultimate purpose for this webinar!
 
What You’ll Learn:


    • How to become a valued professional
    • How to enjoy a more satisfying career
    • How to find and capitalize on career opportunities
    • How to write a killer cover letter


As you learn to become your best self and use the superpowers of soft skills, you’ll become more successful with ease. Join Anna in learning to accelerate your skills to cultivate an empowered professional mindset of an astonishing Indispensable Professional!
Presenter: Anna Tjumina

 

Anna Tjumina is a Private & Business PA to high executives, private individuals, socialites and entrepreneurs. She is passionately engaged and devoted to her profession for over 13 years. Providing support to most driven and demanding professionals, Anna mastered the art of service by understanding and catering to the needs accordingly. With financial background she explored areas of luxury yachting, commerce, live entertainment, world class architectural design and insurance giants. Since 2010, Anna founded a PA service providing company in The Netherlands. As the eminent PA on-demand, she is making difference in lives of extraordinary professionals.

Global PA Academy is her latest venture, the ultimate soft skills educational platform for Assistants. Among many activities, GPA content and training focus on personal growth and strengthening of skills needed to fulfill our demanding jobs. Anna also assists executives in their search of new assistants and the recruiting process. Simultaneously, she supports assistants in their Personal Branding while marketing themselves on the job market or considering switching professional fields. Delivering increasing value through online posts, Anna is a resident blogger on several well respected sector platforms, sharing her expertise and knowledge regarding business relationships, dealing with workload and difficult situations, fighting to maintain an acceptable work/life balance, getting things done and being the Indispensable Professional that is focused on quality and high standards delivery. Under GPA flag, a new groundbreaking online PA Mentoring platform will be launched in 2016. Led by New Generation mentors it will provide online mentoring services for many assistants worldwide. The experience and wisdom of high end assistants to well-known leaders, renowned PA trainers, self-made billionaires and frontrunner-NLP coaches will be at the disposal of Iconic Assistants Mentoring platform.

As author of ‘Six Essential Soft Skills of Indispensable Assistants’, Anna has defined the core W.A.N.T.E.D. skills that will make every assistant a needed, valued and respected professional. With the person in mind, she explains in detail the inner workings of self-management, self-mastery and self-confidence – ultimately getting the reader to become a fulfilled, accomplished and a happy professional! Personal development is crucial in nowadays fast moving world of high demands. Professionals in any field need to deal with a great amount of expectations, often forgetting that it’s them who need to be catered first. To be able to grow and develop beyond your current levels of professional maturity you need to profoundly understand the importance of the W.A.N.T.E.D. skills – because they are a direct multiplier of your hard skills. With foremost focus on mindsetting and practical execution, this is the first book for assisting professionals targeting soft skills and the needed mindset. Based on real experiences and many hours of training from worlds renowned business and personal development gurus, it will provide you much needed support to meet and exceed the expectations of the most demanding work conditions. Practical tools, check lists, methods and scientifically proven theories will help and assist you in your ability to create and control your daily doings in any variation of being an outstanding professional.

 

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