While much of the work we do here in the Career Education Center focuses on our current student population of undergraduates and grad students, the CEC staff also works with Simmons alumnae/i. We recognize that career management is an ongoing need, and we are here to help alums address that need over the course of their careers. In fact the CEC coaching staff all has experience dealing with mid-career and senior level individuals through work outside the college in career transition and outplacement firms.
Among the depth of resources available to Simmons alums is a unique six-part program called "Career Health for Women in Transition." Developed by CEC Director Andrea Wolf, Career Health is a transformational coaching method designed to empower individuals to effectively manage their career and life transitions. Wolf has successfully delivered this program for six semesters to over 50 Simmons alumni who were at the crossroads of considering a career change, re-entering the job market, or exploring new directions in Second Adulthood.
Through its unique five Pathway process, alumnae/i are able to develop a new lens for making personal and strategic career choices. Here is what one seminar participant had to say:
"[The Career Health program] provided an opportunity to align my inner needs, values and interests to a work option. The course allows women to realize what their needs are, how they change and differ from early career needs, and to open possibilities so that our life works."
Do you feel as though you have reached a crossroads or are facing a transition to a next phase in your life or career? If so, the Career Health program might be right for you. The fall Career Health course starts on October 2 and the deadline to register is September 16. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit the Navigating Career Transitions page in the Alumnae/i section of the CEC website, or call the CEC at 617-521-2488. And good luck!