Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen 2021

Welcome to the BCC

(Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen)!

Get the jump on upcoming job openings this spring by joining us in a virtual career guidance session via Zoom! Connect with a BCC Specialist to talk about updating your resume or get help with job applications. Sign up for one of our new workshops about the Google Suite or how to compose a great cover letter. Check out our virtual workshops to help with managing your time, finding the best job search sites, creating a stellar LinkedIn profile or setting goals for your future. If your desire is to start your own business, we can help with that, too—join our SCORE sessions and network with other entrepreneurs to help achieve your career goals!

Stay tuned for more upcoming programming and other important announcements—your future starts here!  
 

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE MARCH, APRIL & MAY BCC PROGRAMS


Upcoming Programs

PERSONAL (and Professional) BEST SERIES

COVERCrafting the Cover Letter
Finalizing the application process with a targeted cover letter can leave us weary and frazzled to produce one more important step before pressing that "submit" button! Join us to learn the best tips to follow when crafting a short, concise, yet powerful statement that will introduce your highlights to put you in the "keep" pile for a future interview. Register online for Zoom link. REGISTER NOW  

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Thursday, May 27 at 3 pm
LIVE WORKSHOP—Thursday, July 15 at 3 pm

 

ATITUDEAttitude 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! REGISTER SOON

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, June 15 at 3 pm
LIVE WORKSHOP—Tuesday, June 29 at 3 pm 

 

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! Register online for the Zoom link. REGISTER NOW

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Tuesday, April 20 at 3 pm
LIVE WORKSHOP—Tuesday, July 13 at 3 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, July 27 at 3 pm

timeManaging our Time in a 24/7 World
Who doesn't have enough time in a day? Planning ahead is one of the keys to making time work for our busy lives--learn how to make time your friend with a variety of planning tips & tools. We all have the same amount of time in each new day, now is the time to make every minute count! Register online for the Zoom link. REGISTER NOW 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Thursday, April 22 at 3 pm
LIVE WORKSHOP—Thursday, August 12 at 3 pm

goalsSetting Goals: One SMART Step at a Time
Is it time to brainstorm your goals to realize results? Busy lives don’t organize themselves, we can help put some structure in your future—join us for this interactive workshop and we’ll aim to organize, maximize, and prioritize goals to hit your target every time! Register online for the Zoom link. REGISTER NOW 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Tuesday, May 4 at 3 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Tuesday, May 18 at 3 pm
LIVE WORKSHOP—Tuesday, August 10 at 3 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, August 24 at 3 pm


home bizHome-Based Business Roundtable w/ SCORE—VIRTUAL Session—Register NOW!

Has it always been your desire to become an entrepreneur, or has the pandemic caused you to consider starting an online or home-based small business? Facilitated by SCORE on the Zoom platform, join other small business owners in similar circumstances to network and share ideas about how to move forward in the capacity which suits your individual situation. Register online to receive a Zoom invite
2nd Tuesdays of each month from 12 pm – 1:30 pm - REGISTER
4th Tuesdays of each month from 6 pm – 7:30 pm - REGISTER 

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 www.score.org. 


The following (1 hour) programs are facilitated by the PA Dept. of Banking and Securities.
Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email from the Business & Career Center (BCC)

 

Investment 101: Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds—VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—What type of investment is right for me? Join us and gather information about three different types of the most popular investment platforms to discover how the right strategy can help you meet your financial goals.  REGISTER NOW

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, May 11 at 6 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, May 25 at 11 am

 

CYBERCybersecurity—Keeping Yourself Safe Online
How do I know that my online presence is secure? Get real-life tips on how to make your online purchases safely and keep your most important information private--increase your internet security in an age of ever-present threats in the digital realm. This program is presented by the PA Dept of Banking and Securities. Register online for the Zoom link. 
REGISTER

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, April 13 at 6 pm 
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, April 27 at 11 am

BANKINGBanking Basics— Take the mystery out of banking! What happens when I open a bank account, and why is it beneficial to me? Discover the differences between types of accounts, credit unions vs. banks, debit vs. credit cards and how good account management can benefit your future. REGISTER SOON

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPTuesday, June 22 at 6 pm

BUDGETBudgeting 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. REGISTER SOON

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, July 13 at 6 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, July 27 at 11 am

FRAUDFraud BINGO— A fun and interactive presentation that teaches consumers how to protect themselves from investment fraud by playing a familiar game – BINGO! Every day people get “scammed” out of THOUSANDS of dollars. Many times it’s those who can least afford to lose the money! REGISTER SOON

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPTuesday, August 10 at 6 pm
IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Tuesday, August 24 at 11 am 

 

 


Computer Instruction Workshops 
In-person, masked, small groups w/ spacing—Ruggaber Community Room
 

G SUITENEW! - Google Suite Overview
We’ll explore the Google Suite platform with a brief overview of their productivity and document creation software. Bring your own laptop for this workshop and create (or use) your own Google account for learning about this versatile (and free) platform. REGISTER 

Monday, April 26 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Monday, May 24 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Friday, August 13 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Monday, August 23 from 3 pm – 4 pm

 

docsDocument Basics—Fredricksen BCC Specialists will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and editing documents using Microsoft Word, similar to Google Docs. Use our laptops and improve your skills, beginner document creation and editing skills will be covered. REGISTER SOON

Monday, July 12 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Monday, August 9 from 3 pm – 4 pm

spreadsheetSpreadsheet Basics—Fredricksen BCC Specialists will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and manipulating spreadsheets, whether using Microsoft Excel, similar to Google Sheets. Use our laptops and improve your skills, beginner spreadsheet creation and formula skills will be covered. Register online.  *Masks and social distancing required.  REGISTER

Thursday, May 13 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Thursday, August 19 from 3 pm – 4 pm

presentationPresentation Basics—Fredricksen BCC Specialists will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and designing presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint, similar to Google Slides. Use our laptops and improve your skills, beginner presentation creation and design skills will be covered. REGISTER 

Thursday, June 24 from 3 pm – 4 pm

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”. REGISTER 

Monday, May 17 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Friday, July 16 from 3 pm – 4 pm

 


SOCIAL MEDIA SERIES 

LINKEDPromoting 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. REGISTER NOW

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Monday, April 12 from 3 pm – 4 pm 
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Friday, June 11 from 3 pm – 4 pm
LIVE WORKSHOP—Monday, July 26 from 3 pm – 4 pm

 

social mediaKeep it to Yourself: Controlling your Social Media
Social Media has become the new town hall with news articles, opinions, and, best of all, updates and photos from family and friends. In this workshop, we will talk about privacy settings, appropriate postings, and outline 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. Register online. *Masks and social distancing required. REGISTER NOW

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Friday, April 23 from 3 pm – 4 pm 

jobsOn Target: Finding the Best Job Search Sites
Looking for employment on the web is a tough job! It takes time and determination to sort through endless listings to find the “perfect fit”, and with the threat of job scams lurking, finding the best online job search sites can be an overwhelming task. Join us for a professionally-researched overview with a list of sites and tips that will aid in getting that job. Register online for Zoom link.  REGISTER NOW

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Friday, May 14 from 3 pm – 4 pm 
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Friday, May 28 from 3 pm – 4 pm
LIVE WORKSHOP—Monday, June 21 from 3 pm – 4 pm


 

FREE VIRTUAL Career Workshops

Virtual 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 10:30 am-11:30 am & 4:30 pm-5:30 pm  - REGISTER ONLINE

 

Virtual 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 10:30 am-11:30 am & 4:30 pm-5:30 pm - REGISTER ONLINE

 

Virtual 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 10:30 am-11:30 am & 4:30 pm-5:30 pm - REGISTER ONLINE 

 

Virtual Career Guidance Sessions 
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 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 pm through 1:30pm and 
from 6 pm through 7:30 pm  
REGISTER ONLINE

 
Mock 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. 
Second Wednesdays from 2 pm - 4 pm - REGISTER ONLINE 

 

 


Thank you to Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg

for their story on our newBusiness & Career Center! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Page Updated

April 11, 2021