MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU
3rd Annual Career and College Seminar
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
9:00 am: Registration
9:45 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks: Julie Deden, Executive Director, Colorado Center for the Blind; Diane McGeorge, Board Chair and Founder of the Colorado Center for the Blind; Kathleen Conti, Arapahoe County Commissioner
10:00 am: “A Blind Accountant? Crunching the Numbers”. Cody Bair, Certified Public Accountant, KPMG LLC
10:30 am: “From Ukraine to Colorado: Working in the Communications Industry”. Petr Kucheryavyy, Senior Accessibility Manager, Charter Communications
11:00 am: We will divide into two groups. One group will enjoy lunch while the other group meets our dynamic exhibitors.… Read the rest “Making Connections 2019 Agenda – Take an Early Look!”
More than 130 were in attendance on April 17 for our second annual “Making Connections That Work for You: A Career and College Seminar”. From the beginning in the morning with two phenomenal keynote speakers untl the last breakout ended at 3 p.m., it was a day to learn about the world of work and to feel inspired that blind people can and do any kind of job they wish.
Former State Representative Dianne Primavera told her story with humility, but undoubtedly her story as a single mom and cancer survivor who became one of Colorado’s most effective legislators and now the CEO of Susan B.… Read the rest “Hard Work & Passion for What You Do Are Key to Making Connections”
The rule of thumb is that a good resume gets you an interview, but it’s in the interview that you get the job. How can you be successful at interviewing? With coaching and practice!
If you have never interviewed for a job before, if you haven’t interviewed for a job since becoming blind, if you haven’t interviewed in a long time, then a mock interview is just for you! It’s a low-pressure chance to get some coaching and practice.
During our April 17 career and college seminar at CCB, Making Connections that Work for You, you can sign up for a series of three mock interviews as one of the afternoon breakout sessions.… Read the rest “Just what is a “mock interview?”
2nd Annual Career and College Seminar
Colorado Center for the Blind,
2233 W. Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Tuesday April 17, 2018
9:00 am registration 10:00 am program begins
Lunch will be provided
To reserve your spot, register at the link below or call Monique Melton, Employment Specialist, at 303-778-1130 extension 221.
Dianne Primavera, CEO of Susan G. Komen, former state legislator, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation supervisor/counselor and much more.
Judy Mares-Dixon, owner of Mares-Dixon & Associates, has worked in the conflict resolution field since 1986.
Scott Labarre, attorney
Petr Kucheryavyy, manager, Charter Communications
Marcus Sands, wood worker and furniture builder
Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
Each participant will choose two sessions to attend from these options:
• Rehabilitation 101 – getting started
• Working in the federal government – what to expect
• The Business Enterprise Program – an exciting opportunity
• Get set up with a Workforce Center to find a job!… Read the rest “Making Connections that Work for You 2018 #Careers #College”