Welcome to the BCC
(Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen)!
Resolutions may come and go, but personal improvement is within reach--we are now offering virtual career guidance sessions via Zoom! Connect with a BCC Specialist to talk about updating your resume or get help with job applications. Take 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, locking down your social media 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!
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 to put you in the "keep" pile for a future interview. Register online for Zoom link. REGISTER NOW
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Thursday, March 11 at 3 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Thursday, April 8 at 3 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Thursday, May 27 at 3 pm
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! REGISTER NOW
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Tuesday, March 16 at 3 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Tuesday March 30 at 3 pm
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! Register online for the Zoom link. REGISTER NOW
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Tuesday, April 6 at 3 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Tuesday, April 20 at 3 pm
Managing 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
Setting 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, February 23 at 3 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Tuesday, May 4 at 3 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP— Tuesday, May 18 at 3 pm
Home-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 VIRTUAL (1 hour) program is 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, February 23 at 11 am
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, May 11 at 6 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, May 25 at 11 am
Avoiding Identity Theft and Scams
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.” This program is presented by the PA Dept of Banking and Securities. Registration is required for Zoom link. REGISTER NOW
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, March 9 at 6 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, March 23 at 11 am
Cybersecurity—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 NOW
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, April 13 at 6 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, April 27 at 11 am
Computer Instruction Workshops
In-person, masked, small groups w/ spacing—Ruggaber Community Room
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.
Thursday, February 18 and March 25 from 3 pm – 4 pm - REGISTER
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”.
Monday, February 22, March 29 and May 17 from 3 pm – 4 pm - REGISTER
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.
Monday, March 15 from 3 pm – 4 pm - REGISTER
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.
Thursday, May 13 from 3 pm – 4 pm - REGISTER
NEW! - 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 NOW
Friday March 12 and March 26 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Monday, April 26 and May 24 from 3 pm – 4 pm
SOCIAL MEDIA SERIES
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 —Friday, February 26 from 3 pm – 4 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Friday, February 26 from 3 pm – 4 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Friday, February 26 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Keep 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 9 from 3 pm – 4 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Friday, April 23 from 3 pm – 4 pm
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. 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
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