Registration opens for this spring’s eight-session Career Boot Camp

  • January 5, 2023
  • By Weston Career Center
  • 2 minute read

Mary Houlihan, executive career coach at the Weston Career Center, wrote this for the Olin Blog.

Considering a career change? The Weston Career Center is excited to once again offer
our free, comprehensive Virtual Career Boot Camp this spring to assist working
professionals and alums with navigating career opportunities and transitions.

This bi-weekly, eight-session series is designed to enhance fundamental career
development and transition skills. Course leaders will provide content at each session.
In addition, the sessions will be interactive and provide an opportunity for participants to
share and ask questions, as well as get connected with other EMBAs, PMBAs, OMBAs
and Olin alums.

You can sign up for the entire series or for individual sessions, depending on your

The series runs every other Wednesday at 6-7:30 p.m. from February 1 through May 10. When you register, you’ll be able to select the sessions you plan to attend. If you
plan to attend the entire series, select all sessions.

February 1: Taking Charge of Your Career—Learn to set career priorities and
objectives, along with the importance of attitude, preparation and giving throughout your

February 15: Defining Your Personal Brand—Know who you are, your value
proposition and how to differentiate yourself.

March 1: Communicating Your Brand—Create effective marketing messages and
materials including your resume, networking documents and other visuals.

March 15: Leveraging LinkedIn—Learn how to use the power of social media, particularly LinkedIn, in communicating your brand. Learn how to be found by recruiters and hiring managers, improve your profile, expand your network, and apply for open positions.  

March 29: Creating Your Career Campaign—Establish your career/transition strategy
and plan, including the use of resources, how to prioritize your efforts and how to stay

April 12: Building Professional Relationships—Learn how to use the power of networking to enhance your career transition efforts and create strategies and approaches to build and expand your relationships over time.

April 26: Acing the Interview—Prepare for and excel at job interviews, improving your
chances of getting an offer.

May 10: Negotiating the Offer—Negotiate an offer that works for you and is consistent
with your value, ultimately improving your compensation over your career.

Sign up here: Overview ⋮ Virtual Career Boot Camp – Spring 2023 ⋮ Blackthorn ⋮ Events (

Cost: FREE

WCC career coaches Mary Houlihan, Don Halpin and Anne Petersen will lead the

To maintain the confidentiality of attendees, the sessions will not be recorded. The
WCC will provide PowerPoint slides after each session.

Please contact with questions.

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Weston Career Center

Weston Career Center

Weston Career Center ensures that Olin students are among the best-prepared candidates in the marketplace. It means having the abilities that give you a competitive edge – and helping you achieve results is a cornerstone of our mission. Get advice and practice your skills with our career advisors. As you direct your job search, the Weston Career Center staff is always available to coach and support you.

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