HEAR IT FROM THE PROS
Tuesday, May 6, 5:30 to 7pm featuring Career Coaches Amy Bastuga, Ursula Pawlowski, Matthew King and Marjorie Killeen
Learn from the pros how to navigate today's competitive job market. What is working? How important are thank you notes? Do I need to leverage my networking contacts to reach hiring managers? Our career coaches answer these questions and more!
Amy Bastuga, VP of Human Resources Radio Flyer NLU Master's in Human Resource Management and Development
Amy joined the Radio Flyer Team in 2007, where she has brought her HR expertise to a growing organization whose vision was to create an environment where every employee could say “I Love My Job”. Inspired by the CWO’s vision, she leads the global HR team and has established programs that support the Little Red Rule, “Every time we touch people’s lives, they will feel great about Radio Flyer”. Amy’s career path was established over the last 18 years working in several privately held world-class manufacturing organizations.
Ursula Pawlowski, Governance and Operations Manager American Hospital Association NLU Bachelor's in Management and Master's in Human Resource Management and Development
Ursula completed her Bachelor’s Degree after working for several years and realizing she needed to finish her education in order to advance. Encouragement from faculty resulted in her pursuing her Master’s Degree, which provided direction and motivation to pursue a career in health care human resources. She began working in a division of the American Hospital Association as an intern while she was a student at NLU and is still currently employed there. She is also very active as an alum of NLU, working as an adjunct faculty member and sitting as a member of the Alumni Advisory Steering Committee.
Matthew King, Executive Director and Principal Epic Academy NLU Master's in Administration and Supervision
Matthew is a 2007 graduate of New Leaders for New Schools, an organization that provides new principals with the skills and knowledge to innovate and effect change in struggling urban areas. Prior to founding EPIC Academy, he was a teacher and administrator, working at schools in some of the most economically depressed neighborhoods in the south side of Chicago. Matthew co-founded ONEGOAL (formerly Urban Students Empowered), a foundation with the mission of making higher education a reality for students from environments where college is an almost unknown experience.
Marjorie Killeen, Writer and Consultant Make It Better Magazine NLU Master's in Written Communication
Marjie’s award winning column was acknowledged by both the Illinois Woman's Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women, and is now a series of live shows at the Wilmette Theatre. She writes for several other magazines and authors her own blog, as well. Separately, is a communications and image consultant, assisting professionals as they develop their personal brand, marketing materials, sales pitches and web content, and also counsels groups on improved interpersonal communication.
Scene 4: Hear it from the Pros is the final workshop in a four-part series specifically designed for seasoned professionals navigating challenges of career change and potential age bias in today’s job market. CTC addresses head-on the “dinosaur in the room,” providing tips, strategies and real life examples to give the competitive edge to those in career transition. Covering use of informational interviews, positioning and outreach critical to all job seekers, you will hear insights that will help all in transition better position themselves for greater distinction and success!