Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen

For the safety of our patrons, staff and volunteers, all April programs will be postponed or canceled. New dates for postponed programs will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you.

Welcome to the BCC

(Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen)!

The Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen (BCC) is now offering workshops, programming and technology assistance centered on all stages of career goals, with a focus on enhancing employability for all. Entrepreneurs and local small businesses are also in focus as we partner with SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Entrepreneurs) to offer workshops that assist both individuals and businesses in many key areas. 
Stay tuned for upcoming programming and other important announcements—your future starts here!

Lori LaPorte Loss—BCC Coordinator


presentationPresentation Basics—Fredricksen Library staff will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and designing presentations, whether using Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. Bring your questions and improve your skills, beginner presentation creation and design skills will be covered.
Wednesday, April 22 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - REGISTER ONLINE

cloudCloud Storage Basics—What is cloud storage, and what does it mean for me? Google Drive, Google Photos, OneDrive, Dropbox and many other platforms boast the advantages of storing your documents and photos remotely to free up space on your devices, but what happens to your photos and important documents? We’ll inform you about this innovative storage platform, along with the advantages and drawbacks of storing your information in “the cloud”.
Wednesday, May 27 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - REGISTER ONLINE

*Please note that seating is very limited for these programs, and there are usually waitlists. If you register and are unable to attend, please notify us, so that someone else may be able to attend. Thank you!

Walk-in “Question & Answer” Sessions
excelExcel Q & A
Walk-in Session (Bring your own computer)—Do you have a specific question about Excel or need a quick skill overview to know your spreadsheet better? The BCC will be offering an open “Question & Answer” session with professionals who can assist you, beginner to intermediate spreadsheets functions can be covered. No registration necessary.
2nd Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the BCC Classroom

quickbooksCANCELED for March - QuickBooks Q & A
Walk-in Session (Bring your own computer)—Accounting software can be daunting…take the guesswork out of your QuickBooks functions. The BCC will be offering an open “Question & Answer” session with professionals who can assist you, beginner to intermediate QuickBooks functions can be covered. No registration necessary.
3rd Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the BCC Classroom

interviewMock Interview Sessions - BCC HUB - Register now, by appointment only!
An HR professional will be available for individual 30-minute appointments to share tips and walk through a mock interview with individuals who would like to improve their interviewing skills.
Pre-registration is necessary, and interview candidate must provide the industry/profession for which preparation is requested.
2nd Wednesdays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
REGISTER - 2:00 pm    |    REGISTER - 2:30 pm
REGISTER - 3:00 pm    |    REGISTER - 3:30 pm

The following programs will be held in the BCC Classroom, facilitated by the PA Department of Banking and Securities:

budgetPOSTPONED - Will be rescheduled - Budgeting Basics
New to budgeting, or trying to get back on track? Discover the difference between “needs” and “wants”, with information on how to handle each purchase type and create smart personal goals. Get useful tips for creating a spending plan that works for your income, putting you on the path to achieve your financial goals.
Monday, March 30 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm - REGISTER ONLINE!

cyberCybersecurity—Keeping Yourself Safe Online
How do I know that my online presence is secure? From shopping to social media, discover the ways you can increase your safety and security in an age of ever-present threats in the online forum.
Monday, April 27 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm - REGISTER ONLINE!

careerCareer Exploration Workshops
Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. (No sessions Dec. 24)
Walk-in Career Exploration Sessions also available!  See days and time below.

resumeResume Writing Workshops
Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session.
Walk-in Resume Writing Sessions also available!  See days and time below.

jobGet That Job! Workshops
Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind!
Walk-in Get that Job Sessions also available!  See days and time below.

walk inWalk-in Sessions—BCC Classroom—no registration necessary
BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website, resume writing and/or the vast array of other career exploration resources. Day and Evening Hours available:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

home based businessHome-Based Business Roundtables with SCORE
Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or blogger? Network with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Come join us -- it's free, casual and interactive. Ask questions, share ideas, then leave motivated! Limited space—please register early! (No session Dec. 24)


first stepThe First Step: Starting and Planning a Small Business 
Friday, May 1 from 9 am - 12 pm

This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.   
Attendees will learn: 
Unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business.
How to assess the feasibility of their business idea.
Differences between business organization structures. 
How to develop a business plan. 
How to obtain financing. 
How to market their product or service. 
The applications and licenses needed to start their company.
This program is presented by the Small Business Development Center at Shippensburg University in conjunction with the Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen and the Downtown Camp Hill Association. Registration is free and available online

Thank you to Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg
for their story on our newBusiness & Career Center! 







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March 13, 2020