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
Monday, November 9 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Thursday, November 19 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm and 3:00pm – 4:00pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Thursday, October 22 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm - REGISTER ONLINE
November 12th, 3:00 pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen Workshops
Virtual and BCC In-person times available, small groups w/ spacing
SOCIAL MEDIA SERIES
Keep 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
IN-PERSON/BCC CLASSROOM—Friday, November 20 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Promoting 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.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—WATCH FOR NEW DATES!
IN-PERSON/BCC CLASSROOM—Friday, October 23 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm - REGISTER ONLINE
“PERSONAL (and Professional) BEST” SERIES
Managing 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
IN-PERSON/BCC CLASSROOM—Tuesday, November 17 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm- REGISTER ONLINE
Attitude 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!
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— WATCH FOR NEW DATES!
IN-PERSON/BCC CLASSROOM—Tuesday, October 27 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm- REGISTER ONLINE
The 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
Avoiding 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!
Budgeting 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!
Cybersecurity: 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.- REGISTER ONLINE
Monday, November 16 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Monday, November 23 from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Home-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 www.score.org.
The First Step: Starting and Planning a Small Business Webinar
Thursday, November 5 from 9am-Noon
This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business
ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring
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
Registration: Register with the Shippensburg SBDC:
Register online at www.ship.edu/sbdc Email firstname.lastname@example.org Call 717-477-1935
Location: The workshop will be held as a webinar. A link to attend the workshop will
be provided to attendees after registering for the workshop.
Contact: Call 717-477-1935 for more information or questions about the event.
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 10:30am-11:30am - REGISTER ONLINE & 4:30pm-5:30pm - 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 10:30am-11:30am - REGISTER ONLINE & 4:30pm-5:30pm - 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 10:30am-11:30am - REGISTER ONLINE & 4:30pm-5:30pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Virtual 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
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.
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS--2nd Wednesdays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm - REGISTER ONLINE