Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen 2021

Welcome to the BCC

(Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen)!

“Fall Back” on Career Guidance Sessions with a BCC Specialist who will listen and guide you with important tips to update your resume, craft a concise cover letter, and ace your interview! There’s also support for managing time, reducing stress, and setting goals along with technology basics of Microsoft PowerPoint Basics and Google Suite Workshops!

As the busy pre-holiday season approaches, learn about Cyber Security tips when shopping online. Sign up for these workshops to stay ahead of the rush!



FREE VIRTUAL Career Workshops

Career Guidance Sessions
Meet with a BCC Specialist for private one-on-one assistance to create or update your resume using key tips that promote your experience and education while we share helpful employment and career resources. 
Register now for a 30-minute In-person or Zoom session. 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 12pm, 1pm, 6pm, or 7pm.  REGISTER ONLINE  

VIRTUAL option only available certain dates & times - REGISTER 

Career Exploration Workshop
Register now for an IN-PERSON or Zoom session!
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 both.

Tuesdays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am & 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - REGISTER

Resume Writing Workshop
Register now for an IN-PERSON or Zoom session!
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 copy of your resume available for this session.
Thursdays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am & 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - REGISTER

Get That Job! Workshop
Register now for an IN-PERSON or Zoom session!
Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Have your resume and cover letter available for this session!
Fridays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am & 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - REGISTER

Mock Interview Sessions
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. Watch for appointments resuming soon!

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

Cloud 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 Tuesdays, December 7, January 18 & February 22 from 2 pm – 3 pm 

Document 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 
Tuesdays, December 14 & January 25 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Presentation 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
Wednesday, January 12 from 11 am – 12 pm 



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
Tuesdays, January 11 & February 8 from 2 pm – 3 pm


PERSONAL (and Professional) BEST SERIES

Crafting 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 and put you in the "keep" pile for a future interview.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, Nov. 23 - 3 pm – 4 pm  REGISTER


Managing Stress during Times of Change
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, December 7 from 3 pm – 4 pm

Managing our Time in a 24/7 World
Planning ahead is one of the keys to making time work for our busy lives--learn how to make time your friend with planning tips & tools. REGISTER
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP — Tuesday, December 14 from 3 pm-4 pm



Home-Based Business Roundtable w/ SCORE
—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, IN-PERSON or on the Zoom platform, join other small business owners in similar circumstances to network and share ideas on how to move forward in the capacity which suits your individual situation. Register online for the sessions and times below.
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 (Service Corp of Retired Executives) 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

 The following (1 hour) program is facilitated by the PA Dept. of Banking and Securities. Register NOW!


Fraud 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! PRIZES!
In-Person Workshop - Tuesday, December 14 at 6 pm  REGISTER



On 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.
IN-PERSON WORKSHOP—Fri., Nov. 19 from 3 pm – 4 pm  REGISTER

onlineNEW! Finding Success in Online Learning!—Were you one of the millions of students left behind in the sudden transition to online learning? Are you interested in the convenience of online classes but not sure how to keep up? In this workshop, we’ll look at some of the common complaints and worries and attempt to address how to stay on track and get the tips you need to succeed.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP — Monday, December 13 from 2 pm – 3 pm  REGISTER


Thank you to Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg

for their story on our newBusiness & Career Center! 


Page Updated

November 17, 2021