Celebrate International Women’s Day with Women’s Initiative! A message from Antonia Bowring, Executive Director, Women’s Initiative New York:
“From 11am-2pm [on Saturday, March 8th], Dylan’s Candy Bar Manhattan flagship store (@ 3rd Ave and 60th St) will host a trunkshow featuring Women’s Initiative graduates and their businesses, and a percentage of sales will be donated to support Women’s Initiative programs in New York City. It will be a wonderful chance to learn more about Women’s Initiative, support our graduate’s businesses, as well as buy candy from Dylan’s Candy Bar in support of an outstanding cause!”
If you’re a long-time reader, you know we’re big fans of Women’s Initiative New York. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than with an organization that has provided so much inspiration and independence for so many women.
Information sessions for CUNY CareerPATH’s summer cohort of of the Culinary Arts & Hospitality and Food & Beverage programs (at Kingsborough Community College) and Emergency Medical Technician program (at Borough of Manhattan Community College) have just been posted. Check out our Information Session page for the dates/times.
To get more information about these programs, visit CUNY CareerPATH online: http://www.cuny.edu/academics/conted/PATH.html
A few weeks ago, we posted a TED Talk about “Grit”—the stuff that keeps pushing us to do the stuff we want to do. Last week I read an article from The Brilliant Report (a great source for discussions on learning) titled When to let learners struggle which talks about a study published in the Journal of Learning Sciences regarding the importance of failure throughout the learning process. Adults will encounter countless “failures” throughout their professional careers. By teaching young adults how to critically look at difficult situations and guiding them towards developing successful solutions, they’ll be better able to handle uncomfortable situations as they make their way through later academic and professional careers.
Please share your thoughts and experiences with failures. Can you remember your first professional “blip”? Something that, at the time, made made you want to crawl under a rock and never come out? How did you recover and did that process help you in later situations?
Since March is just around the corner, here’s your monthly update of job/career-related events happening around the city. Don’t forget to check out some of our older posts to get tips on compiling your resume, building your professional social media presence, and preparing for career fairs and interviews.
March 4, 2014 AND March 6, 2014 Coney Island Job Seekers! Before attending either of these events, you must register online. For more information, visit NYCHA’s website.
March 13, 2014 11:00a-2:00p—New York City Career Fair @ Holiday Inn Midtown 440 W. 57th St., NYC
March 25, 2014 9:30a-1:30p—Advance Healthcare Network Job fair @ Jacob Javits Center 655 W. 35th St., NYC
March 31, 2014 11:00a-3:00–Coast-to-Coast Career Fair @ Radisson Martinique 49 W. 32nd St., NYC
March 31, 2014 10:00a-1:00p–Diversity Job Fair of New York @ Affinia Manhattan Hotel 371 7th Ave., NYC
The CUNY CareerPATH program at QCC was featured in this weeks edition of New York City Workforce Weekly. Read more about the success of CCP’s Medical Office Assistant program at QCC via the link below.