Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen

Welcome to the BCC

(Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen)!

We’ve added sessions of our most popular workshops! Cloud Storage Basics and Spreadsheet Basics!
The Business & Career Center (BCC) is now offering IN-PERSON workshops, as well as continuing many VIRTUAL offerings. The popular BCC Office/Google workshops have returned in a small group, masked and socially distant setting. New productivity workshops help pave the way to your “Personal (and Professional) Best, leverage your “Social Media” to upgrade jobs and protect your personal information, as well as other informative workshops and programs.
Fredricksen’s BCC Specialists have the most current resume training and career knowledge—register online for a personal resume consultation or participate in one of our resource-filled career workshops.  Your future starts here!

Microsoft Office/Google Suite Workshops 

In-person, small groups w/ spacing—Ruggaber Community Room 
docDocument Basics

Fredricksen BCC Specialists will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and editing documents, whether using Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Bring your questions and improve your skills, beginner document creation and editing skills will be covered. 
spreadSpreadsheet Basics
Fredricksen BCC Specialists will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and manipulating spreadsheets, whether using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Bring your questions and improve your skills, beginner spreadsheet creation and formula skills will be covered. 
presentPresentation Basics
Fredricksen BCC Specialists 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. 
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”. 

Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen Workshops 
Virtual and BCC In-person times available, small groups w/ spacing 


socialKeep it to yourself: Controlling your Social Media
Social Media has become the new meeting place with news articles, opinions, and, best of all, updates and photos from family and friends. In this workshop, we’ll discuss privacy settings, appropriate postings, and determine “what's what” on various platforms. We will place a focus on Facebook, the "granddaddy" of these outlets, with ways to find the right privacy settings for you, and keep your name, updates and information shared with only the people you choose. 
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Friday, November 13 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm - REGISTER ONLINE


linked inPromoting Yourself: Creating a LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn is the professional platform that hiring managers scope out most often. Join us for this workshop to learn how to set up a new profile, or reboot your existing profile, to experience the best professional results. Be prepared for the workshop by having access to a digital profile photo that effectively communicates your business image. 

“PERSONAL (and Professional) BEST” SERIES

stressManaging Stress during Times of Change
Join us to refresh your perspective and add a few new tools to your career & life toolbox! Reducing stress is a major component to personal and professional success and happiness. Learn how basic breathing techniques, becoming mindful, reducing technology, and getting a good night sleep brings balance to each new day. Find out about positive stress, and how it can keep us moving forward! 
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, November 10 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm- REGISTER ONLINE 

attitudeAttitude is Everything! Staying Positive during Times of Change
As part of our “Personal (and Professional) Best” Series, join us for inspiration on how to frame your daily interactions, at work and home, into a mindset that increases your positive outlook. The bridge to personal and professional success is built by maintaining a positive attitude! 

dobThe following VIRTUAL programs are facilitated by the PA Dept. of Banking and Securities: 
Register now for a Skype for Business session, invite will be sent via email from presenter 

identityAvoiding Identity Theft and Scams—VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
We’ll explore the various methods used to target and steal individual’s identities, how to stop theft from occurring and what you can do if you suspect that your identity has been stolen. We will also review common scams and frauds, then discuss what you should do if presented with a financial offer that seems “too good to be true.” WATCH FOR NEW DATES!

budgetBudgeting Basics—VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
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-  WATCH FOR NEW DATES!  


cyberCybersecurity: Keeping Yourself Safe Online—VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
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.



home bizHome-Based Business Roundtable w/ SCORE—VIRTUAL Session—Register NOW!
Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or other traditional home-based business? Network in a live virtual session with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Register online to receive a Zoom invite for the sessions and times below. 
2nd Tuesdays of each month from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm - REGISTER ONLINE
4th Tuesdays of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm - REGISTER ONLINE

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. For more information about the organization, please visit their website at

FREE VIRTUAL Career Workshops

careerVirtual Career Exploration Workshop—Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email 
Employment guidance is available through our vast array of career resources! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, upgrade through education and training, or change careers—we can help, no matter your current employment situation. 
Tuesdays from 10:30am-11:30am - REGISTER ONLINE & 4:30pm-5:30pm  - REGISTER ONLINE

resumeVirtual Resume Writing Workshop— Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email 
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 have a digital copy of your resume available for this session. 
Thursdays from 10:30am-11:30am - REGISTER ONLINE & 4:30pm-5:30pm - REGISTER ONLINE


jobVirtual Get That Job! Workshop— Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email 
Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Have access to your digital resume and cover letter! 
Fridays from 10:30am-11:30am - REGISTER ONLINE & 4:30pm-5:30pm - REGISTER ONLINE 


resumeVirtual Resume Consultations and Career/Employment Guidance Sessions 
In-person consultations coming soon! 

BCC Specialists will be available for one-on-one virtual assistance with those who need guidance compiling their resume, completing online job applications and general help with employment and career resources. Please have your digital document (s) ready for sharing on Zoom! See below for times: Register now for a Zoom session, invite for virtual consult will be sent via email 
We will be offering 30-minute virtual appointments via Zoom during the following days/times:  
Mondays from 10:30am through 1:30pm and 4:30pm through 7:30pm 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00pm through 1:30pm and 6:00 through 7:30pm

interviewMock Interview Sessions— Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email 
An HR professional will be available for individual 30-minute virtual 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 will be asked to provide the industry/profession for which preparation is requested. 
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS--2nd Wednesdays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm - REGISTER ONLINE


Thank you to Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg

for their story on our newBusiness & Career Center! 








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October 21, 2020