Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 6-9pm
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Career Month is an annual event co-organized by the University of Chicago Alumni Association and Alumni Club of DC to highlight professional development skills and career opportunities for UChicago alumni in the Washington DC area. This event will feature a presentation on creating a winning career plan, followed by a panel discussion on careers in government contracting, and will provide an excellent networking opportunity for alumni in all professional fields and at all stages of their careers.
Part I: Creating a Winning Career Plan with Alison Elissa Cardy
Do you have a plan for your career? During this presentation you will have the opportunity to step back from your day-to-day concerns to consider your long-term career goals. You will learn the 3 most important things to take into account when creating a career plan and discover the 5 biggest stumbling blocks people face in terms of following through with their plan. Alison Elissa Horner is a career coach.
Alison Elissa Cardy is a professional career coach who specializes in helping young professionals make sense of their career goals. Many of Alison’s clients know that they have significant potential to contribute to the world in meaningful and personally fulfilling ways, and Alison works with them to help figure out exactly how to translate their potential into a career plan.
Part II: Panel Discussion on Careers in Government Contracting
Washington DC has always been known as the place to be for a career in government, and countless Chicago graduates have arrived hoping to climb the Hill as a Congressional staffer or rise through the ranks of a federal agency. However, some of the best opportunities to utilize your skills and have a real impact on issues that you care about are actually in the private sector – welcome to the world of government contracting. The federal government contracts with thousands of individuals and organizations that provide goods and services in support of nearly every function of government.
This event’s Panelists have each spent a portion of their careers contracting with the federal government to provide their expertise in areas as diverse as international aid and foreign affairs, life sciences, budget planning, defense, and veterans’ affairs. They will share their experiences working under contract with the government and their insights on how to build a career in government contracting.
Panel will include:
Samir Shaikh, AB'07 - Lean Management Consultant, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Libby Pearson, AB’05, AM’10 – Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
Susanne Barsoum, AM’04 - Director of Business Development, Chemonics International
Aimee Dawson, MPP’07 - Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
To Learn More About Career Development Opportunities for University of Chicago Alumni in the Washington DC Area, email .
Thursday, Nov 7 2013 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm [ iCal ]
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
Look Who's Coming:
Guest of Peter Andriole
George Washington University School of Business
U.S. Department of State
Joo Yeon Lee
Terrific Dogs LLC
The Advisory Board Company
United States Senate
Education Advisory Board
Jennifer Van Ee
... a total of 96 guests.