At Work Career Event

The Spring 2016 Portland Press Herald @Work event will take place on Wednesday, March 16 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at USM’s Abromson Center in Portland. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a Business Breakfast on non-traditional workers in Maine taking place before @Work starting at 7:45 a.m. in Hannaford Hall.

Portland Press Herald @Work is a unique opportunity for job seekers, employers, thought leaders, business leaders, and those looking to continue their career development to come together for an event celebrating jobs in Maine. Attendees can expect a full day of career activities, including a job expo, FREE headshot station (9:30-11:00 a.m. & 12:00-1:30 p.m.), continuing career education seminars and a Business Breakfast on non-traditional workers in Maine.


7:45-9:00 Business Breakfast (Registration required)

9:00-2:00 @Work Job Expo Open

9:30-11:00 Free Headshot Station open

9:30-10:15 Five Strategies for Managing Your Career

Savvy career managers know that successful careers don’t just happen; they take the lead by implementing strategies designed to help them get ahead. In this workshop, you will learn five strategies that can help you manage a career you love in a highly successful manner.


Leigh Mundhenk, PhD., has eighteen years’ experience in career and organizational development as a consultant, career coach, trainer and professor. She teaches Taking Charge of Your Career and Managing the Multigenerational Workplace at USM.

10:30-11:15 Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search

Chances are your future hiring manager is on LinkedIn. Chances are the company you’d like to work for is well represented on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a massive database available to you in your job search.  Attend this session to learn how to leverage LinkedIn to find that perfect job. We’ll learn how to use the tool to find connections, put yourself in front of possible hiring managers and supervisors, and to let people know about your unique qualifications.


Judi Jones has years of experience in everything “internet” and specializes in Internet Marketing. A principal of InfoHarbor LLC, she places her clients online in front of their prospective clients.

12:00-1:30 Free Headshot Station open

12:00-12:45 The Intersection Between Your Life and Your Education: Earning a Degree to Further Your Career

College level learning doesn’t just happen at college. Learn how colleges and universities are recognizing the life experiences of adults in ways that help them to get and finish a degree. Explore options for degrees or certificates in higher education and how they can help your career.


Sara “Cookie” Treible is an Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Southern Maine. She has worked with many students of all ages and stages in their life to find their educational paths at the University.


Ashley Collins is the Director of Prior Learning Assessment at the University of Southern Maine.  She helps students identify the learning they’ve acquired outside the college classroom and assists them in applying that learning to reach their educational goals.

1:00-1:45 Re-careering After Midlife

This session will encourage attendees to identify success patterns and build a marketing strategy. Attendees will learn to articulate job skills, and create new markets for their talents. The program demonstrates that serendipity occurs when career changers find job opportunities by knowing what they are looking for and knowing where to look.


Bill Stone received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University, where he focused on career development issues. He is a National Certified Career Counselor, and the co-author of “Beginning Career Exploration System.” In February, 2016 he published From Chaos to Creativity and Careers.

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