Learn to Effectively Market Yourself to Prospective Employers at OCC Event

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan – Apr. 7, 2016 –Learn how to effectively market yourself to prospective employers through social media and grow leadership skills at the 7th Annual StudentLIFE Leadership Summit at Oakland Community College (OCC) on Friday, May 6, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Campus. The event is open to the public.

This professional development summit helps participants gain an edge in developing their skills and networking decorum that is expected in the workforce.

The keynote address, "Leadership & Mindfulness," is led by Tommy Nugent, followed by "Social Media – Insights into Branding the Digital You," covering all major social media outlets. The workshop is led by Eden Konja, adjunct information technology professor at Walsh College.

Afternoon sessions include an in-depth workshop on LinkedIn and why participants should start using it now as professional leverage to stay connected to people they meet as well as understanding how to build the most effective profile.

"The breakout topics strive to teach relevant topics participants can use in their career paths and in their roles on campus and in the community," says Jessica Lizardi, OCC coordinator of student development.

Participants will have an opportunity to take a professional headshot, consult with Kathie House, OCC coordinator of career services & cooperative education, and participate in video-taped speed mock interviews. Evaluations from the interviews are given out at the end of the program.

The registration deadline is Friday, April 15. To register please visit https://occleadershipsummit.eventbrite.com

For additional information e-mail studentlife@oaklandcc.edu.

About OCC

With multi campus system throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields as well as university transfer degrees in business, science and liberal arts. The College provides academic and developmental experiences that allow each student to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities they serve.  More than 45,000 students annually attend OCC and more than a million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit oaklandcc.edu.


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