WiL! What’s up in Winter? | by Yoyo

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Happy New Year! What is your New Year’s resolution? For most MBA students, new success in career development must be one of wishes in new year. This quarter, Women in Leadership Club has prepared two amazing events to help our students pursue this important goal. Now let me walk you through our plans:

We have the honor to invite a successful business leader, scientist, and entrepreneur Marylee Guinon to come to GSM on January 21st. She is an amazing small business owner, successful entrepreneur, super star sustainability/environmental consultant and expert; and she is also an incredible woman in her personal life, a great friend, sister, and mother. She has been leading phenomenal workshops on Effective Project Management & Leadership Enhancement at Cal and some other places for over two decades. This time, she is coming to set up career development workshop with students. Four groups with different concentrations (Finance, Marketing, etc.), with each group create (1) an idea resume of Skills Abilities and Knowledge (ASK) and (2) focus on Wisdom that an ideal reference or colleagues would use to describe them.

Last year, the WiL board invented and introduced Speed Mentoring (as inspired by Speed Dating) to the GSM community. Last year we organized the first Speed Mentoring successfully, and are looking forward to another successful iteration in February 2014. We will invite some second-year students and Career Development staff to be mentors, helping first-year students practice 2-minute elevator pitches in a mock career fair environment. Timing of this event is important, right before the Winter Quarter Career Fair held in San Ramon. So it will be the best warm-up before students go out to talk to recruiters in career fair!

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Let’s get the party started. Wish you a prosperous 2014 in career development!

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