Harper College

Career Forward Event

Career Forward Event

You're invited!
An evening of inspiration and action designed exclusively for adults looking to restart or refresh their careers.
5:00-7:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 FREE
Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College

(Enter from Roselle Road, Park in Lot 14) Map and Directions
1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine
5:00--7:00 p.m. Welcome Check-In
Check-in and Welcome Refreshments
Immerse yourself in an evening of informative sessions and one-on-one interactive consultations designed to help you get motivated and empowered to take the next step.
-Reinvigorate your career
-Discover opportunities
-Connect with experts
  Cover of Becoming a Changemaker First 50 attendees receive their own FREE copy of Becoming a Changemaker: An Actionable, Inclusive Guide to Leading Positive Change at Any Level.
The book is based on Budak’s wildly-popular class of the same name at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business that changemakers like Olympic athlete Alicia Wilson describe as "life changing."   Accessible and energizing concepts like Microleadership show how each of us can lead from where we are, and principles like “Confidence without Attitude,” “Question the Status Quo,” and “Beyond Yourself'' provide a framework for stepping into our own unique changemaker potential.   
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Meet with educational and career resource experts throughout the evening.
- Fast Track Certificate and Degrees
- University Center
- Learning and Career Center in Prospect Heights
- Continuing Professional Education
- Workforce Partnerships
- WIOA/American Job Center: under and unemployed free training options
- Apprenticeships: Learn and Earn
- Advising
- Adult Education, GED prep, ELA
5:30 p.m. Tim Tyrell photo
PRESENTATION: Get Inspired! with Tim Tyrrell, NFL veteran and Harper Alumnus
Discover Tim's inspiring journey as the fifth of seven siblings who rose from humble roots to become a college football legend and NFL veteran. Tim will motivate you to move forward with your goals as he shares the leadership skills he has developed across the spectrum of his personal and professional life. His unique perspective on the value of high-quality leadership and how it can positively impact your career will give you the momentum you need to take the next step.
6:00-6:35 p.m. academic transcript
Get the Credit You Deserve! Discover the secrets to leveraging your prior education and experience
Uncover the power of utilizing college credit/degrees from another country, Veteran/ACE, past work experience, CLEP and proficiency tests to fast-track your journey to the next level of credentials. Don't miss this opportunity to accelerate your success.
6:40-7:15 p.m. man teaching class
Exploring Your Future: Career Direction Workshop 
Looking for what's next? Uncover career paths that fit your strengths, values and life. Explore how Harper's Areas of Interest seamlessly align with diverse career paths, dive into the FOCUS 2 career assessment tool, and unlock strategies to use your results to work toward a fulfilling and personalized career journey. Your future awaits--let's find it together! 
6:40-7:15 p.m. photo of resume and other papers on clipboard How to Create an Effective Resume  
Discover the art of showcasing your skills and experience in a way that captivates employers. Learn to tailor your resume to different industries, incorporate impactful keywords and highlight your unique value proposition. 
*If you're a current student or Harper Alum (completed just 2 credit classes in the past), you can get a FREE in-depth cover letter and resume review at any time! Contact the Job Placement and Resource Center to schedule.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


VISIT One-on-One Interactive Stations:

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Professional LinkedIn® Photo Headshot Station (5-minute sessions)
Unleash your vibrant personality with a stellar profile photo! Dress to impress and claim your complimentary professional headshot to elevate your LinkedIn presence. We're here to capture your best angle, but remember, skip the all-white attire for maximum impact. Attire suggestions. Sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Mock-Interview Station (10-minute walk-up session, as available)
Refine your in-person interview prowess within a secure and encouraging setting. Engage with a seasoned hiring manger who will guide you through common interview questions, polish your abilities and provide instant feedback and valuable insights to boost your readiness.  Walk-up appointments offered. Limited availability. 

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Harper College Application Station (10-minute walk-up session, as available)
Experience one-on-one support as a dedicated harper representative guides you through the application process. Complete the application tonight and enjoy the added perk of waiving the $25 application fee.

Wednesday, April 3
Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College

(Enter from Roselle Road, Park in Lot 14) Map and Directions
1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine

Questions? Call 847.925.6506
Email admissions@harpercollege.edu

Don't miss this opportunity to jumpstart your career and unlock a world of possibilities. Secure your space at Career Forward.


Last Updated: 1/31/24