Over the past two weeks I had the opportunity to speak to many career professionals throughout the North Eastern side of the United States. Not only was the trip a scenic paradise, the information gained was invaluable and will be incorporated throughout blog entrees as well as our career manuals and collateral.
My first stop was to oversee a train-the-trainer seminar at YTI Career Institute where I had the honor of sharing and receiving suggestions and stories from close to 50 professionals. Not only are their campuses beautiful, their dedication to student success (from before the first day of class to beyond graduation and job acceptance) sets a high standard for any college or university to follow. It is an honor to be part of YTI Career Institute, and I look forward to a long partnership.
The EACE conference, held in Buffalo, was also valuable. Approximately 250 career professionals attended and many came by our booth to chat, check out our material, and offer suggestions for input.
Though I spoke to hundreds of individuals over the past two weeks, one element was clearly expressed: professional development and career management is a major concern for everyone.
The trip proved to be essential; sharing information in a setting conducive to growth always brings great rewards. For the next few weeks I will be dedicating a great deal of time and energy transferring the past few weeks into our career management collateral.
For those unable to play a direct part, the result is available. From the student entering college to the executive seeking career challenges, one thing remains clear: we are all seeking ways to progress within this global economic cruise ship.
If you have any questions do send them to me. On a side note, I will be traveling to the Greater Chicago area for an upcoming MWACE conference and always up for a meet, greet, and lunch event…think about it.