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Jumpstart Your Career in the New Year

The SWE Advance Learning Center has developed three new career development webinars with you in mind.

Published On: December 2016

Three New Webinars Designed for You

The Advance Learning Center is offering three new webinars to jumpstart your career in the new year. Learn why a career coach could help, how to manage your inbox, and find the job you love. These 15-30 minute webinars are for professionals interested in a job change or promotion.


1. How Can a Coach Help Me in My Career
    12:00 pm CT, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 

Building a successful career is not a solitary experience.  Getting input from others can create a big difference in how you make key decisions such as:

  • Should I change careers?
  • When is it time to take on more responsibilities?
  • How do I deal with a demanding boss?
  • Should I go for a promotion?

This is where a coach can be invaluable.  A coach’s job is to listen to your goals, ask thought-provoking questions, help you increase your skills and perhaps even have you change some behaviors that may get in the way of your career.  Learn how to decide when getting a coach makes sense and what to expect.

About the Speakers

Jane Lowenstein is a partner in JanBara & Associates, an executive coaching, leadership performance and consulting practice. Her clients describe her as a perceptive and insightful coach who produces exceptional results.  For over 25 years, she has taught managers and executives how to lead others to reach organizational goals, solve people problems, create an environment for high performance and develop an adaptable, competent workforce to handle tough issues.

Barbara Taylor, CPCU, offers 20+ years of expertise in business coaching; talent management and succession planning; leadership development; high potential identification; assessment; and performance management.  Currently, Barbara is a business partner of JanBara & Associates, a coaching and executive development firm specializing in accelerating the performance of people and organizations.

2. My Email is Driving Me Crazy! Help!
        11:00 am CT, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Pew Research Center reports that 87% of adults in the U.S. use email and 35% spend more time working because of this constant connection. Professionals are indicating a large increase in the volume of email, feelings of stress about their ability to respond in a timely manner, and feelings of overload due to the volume of email. This session will present a summary of the last research on tools, tricks, and hacks to allow attendees to work smarter, not harder.

About the Speaker

As a Program Manager for Medtronic Plc, Virginia Counts manages cross-functional teams to qualify new suppliers for the organization. Named one of the most “48 Intriguing Women of Arizona,” she intends to find optimal ways to manage electronic communications with her PhD research giving all of us more valuable time to work on our creative endeavors.

3. Craft Your Career: Find the Job You Love
         11:00 am CT, Friday, January 27, 2017

Are you a student trying to find your first job? Or perhaps, you are a seasoned professional looking for the next move in your career? Does the role you want seem unattainable? Finding a job that matches your passion is not easy but with some conscious investment of time and effort, it can be done. Learn some tips and techniques one engineer has used to find roles and jobs she has loved.

About the Speaker

Pranahitha Peddi is a software engineer at Intel Corporation who believes in constantly learning and growing in one’s career. Her passion for learning and challenge has led to many interesting roles in her 15-year career. Her first job was as an application developer but she transitioned into a Post-Silicon validation role after her graduate degree. She has held many roles in the system engineering space for the past 10 years and has recently taken on web-based application development. Her professional motto is you stop growing when you stop learning, and she is always willing to help others find roles that match their interests.

Learn how to use the Advance Learning Center, and register now.

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