Welcome to the BCC (Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen)!
As a member of the Fredricksen Library community for nearly a decade, I am very excited to introduce the Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen, our library’s new cutting-edge resource with the potential to change lives! Stop in and meet us, we have the background and resources to support your career goals, wherever you may be on the career timeline. My experience lies
in education and human services—in addition to high school curriculum instruction, I have also spent a decade creating curriculum and developing educational programs for adults. For the last five years, it has been my goal at Fredricksen to compile the most current information and best resources for job seekers. We can assist in overcoming obstacles, establishing a career path and discovering potential for all to experience success—your future starts here!
Lori LaPorte Loss—BCC Coordinator
Meet our talented BCC Specialists:
Judy Kenny—BCC Specialist
I am honored to serve the Fredricksen Library community in the new Business & Career Center. My prior experience as an adjunct instructor at the former Kaplan Career Institute/Thompson Institute focused on assisting adult students who were seeking or changing careers which involved self-exploration and resume workshops, while I supported each individual on to new paths. I am excited to bring my experience to this new and engaging learning environment that encourages people to reach for higher goals and realize that the sky is the limit!
Diane McDonough—BCC Specialist
With 15 years of teaching and instructing experience, my career has been focused on bringing out the best in my students and I am now looking forward to assisting the community in bringing out their talents and skills in order to shine! With a background in literature and writing, helping to polish that most important piece of literature, the resume, is my new focus.
Register for our upcoming FREE workshops!
Career 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.
Walk-in Career Exploration Sessions also available! See days and time below.
Resume 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.
Get 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-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
Spreadsheet Basics - Excel & Google Sheets
Fredricksen Library staff will be on hand to give tips on creating and manipulating spreadsheets, whether using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Bring your questions, beginner to moderate spreadsheet skills can be covered.
NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY
3rd Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30pm
Home-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!
Thank you to Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg
for their story on our newBusiness & Career Center!