Tag: Making Connections

  • Making Connections 2019 Agenda – Take an Early Look!

    Making Connections 2019 Agenda – Take an Early Look!

    Colorado Center for the Blind Logo

    AGENDA

    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!”

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  • Hard Work & Passion for What You Do Are Key to Making Connections

    Hard Work & Passion for What You Do Are Key to Making Connections

    Dianne Primavera and Judy Mares-Dixon at the podium

    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”

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  • Just what is a “mock interview?

    Just what is a “mock interview?

    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?”

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  • Making Connections that Work for You 2018 #Careers #College

    Making Connections that Work for You 2018 #Careers #College

    2nd Annual Career and College Seminar

     

    sponsored by

    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.

    Morning Sessions:

    Keynote Speakers:
    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.

    Employment Panel:
    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”

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