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Work-Life Center launches new seminar series for MIT young professionals

Young professionals at MIT mingle in Memorial Lobby before Jenny Blake's seminar.
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Young professionals at MIT mingle in Memorial Lobby before Jenny Blake's seminar.
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Jenny Blake presenting to MIT staff, graduates, and postdocs.
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Jenny Blake presenting to MIT staff, graduates, and postdocs.
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Are you a young professional navigating your life and career? What can you do today that will give you more, and better, choices tomorrow? The MIT Work-Life Center — in collaboration with MIT Global Education & Career Development, the MIT Office of the Vice President for Research, and MIT Millennials ERG — is offering free evening (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) seminars and workshops that can help you:

  • integrate your work and life;
  • plan for a secure financial future;
  • build a satisfying and dynamic career; and
  • learn strategies to develop your professional network.

There are two remaining young professional seminars this fall. On Nov. 18, Lawrence Glazer and Steven Dimitriou, co-founders and managing partners at Mayflower Advisors, will present, Making It All Add Up: How Life Decisions Impact Your Financial Well-Being. At this seminar, you will learn how to assess your finances and make financially savvy personal-lifestyle decisions, looking toward a sound financial future.

On Dec. 3, Jim McGovern, corporate and career communications consultant, will present, Stop Worrying About Your Career and Start Working on It. During this interactive workshop, you will learn how to maximize your career opportunities by developing concrete skills, including crafting a compelling personal narrative and building a personal brand. For more information and to register for these seminars, visit the Work-Life Center’s website.

One seminar in this series, Defining and Finding Your Own Success: Learning to Be Agile in Work and Life was held on Nov. 6 in the Bush Room. Jenny Blake, author and former career and development manager at Google, kicked off the series and provided insight and concrete advice for young professionals looking to leverage their strengths and make the most of their career. An MIT young professional who attended the seminar commented, “It was a great opportunity to meet other young, working professionals at MIT in a variety of positions, and it was also an opportunity to reflect on the values and experiences that are important to you in your work and life.” Others commented on how “inspired” they felt by Jenny’s talk, and how they could “fully relate” to the content of the seminar.

To learn more about the Work-Life Center’s services, resources, and events, follow @mitworklife on Twitter.

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