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Career Connect for MIT spouses&partners - Spring 2014

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Career Connect for MIT spouses&partners - Spring 2014

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April 17: Cover Letter Writing Workshop (5pm-6:30pm)
Location: MIT Building 66, Room 144. Back by popular demand! Emily Fay, an experienced teacher of professional writing and also an MIT spouse, will help us write persuasively for the job search. We'll spend some time writing during this session, so please bring a laptop or pen and paper. If you are working on a cover letter, also bring a copy. This session will be followed by refreshments and networking from 6:30-7:30.
1 Registration Free  
NEW May 5: Making Your Mind an Ally in the Job Search Process (12:45-2 pm)
Location: MIT Building 4, Room 145 Speaker: Lauren Mayhew, Community Wellness at MIT Medical The job search process can be fraught with worry and anxiety, and it is easy to fall into the trap of cognitive distortions. In this workshop, we will learn how to increase our awareness of these cognitive pitfalls, and discover ways to overcome “brain lock” including writing prompts specifically designed to help us to “get real.” Please bring a notebook and pen. Sharing will be encouraged but not required.
8 Registrations Free  

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These sessions provide training for MIT spouses and partners who are looking for work or professional development opportunities during their time at MIT. 

You are welcome to participate no matter where you are in the job search process. We think our sessions will be especially beneficial to anyone who is currently searching for a job in the United States for the first time, or who is changing careers.

If a session fills, we’ll allow registration at the door to fill any unclaimed seats. Registration at the door will be on a first-come first-served basis. We will ask you to fill out a registration form and may ask you to wait outside the session room until it is time for the session to begin.

Career Connect is supported by Community Wellness at MIT Medical and the donations of current and alumni members of MIT spouses&partners.


Jennifer Recklet Tassi, Program Manager of MIT spouses&partners
Jennifer’s interests include cultural adjustment and families, languages, and community building. As the program manager, Jennifer oversees daily operations and manages the administrative, strategic, and financial aspects of MIT spouses&partners. She is also the primary contact person for members, providing direct support to the members by answering individual questions and helping them plan activities and projects. She collaborates with other offices and programs at MIT to build support for spouses and partners, and she also educates MIT administrators about the specific challenges and issues facing our members. Jennifer also manages the MIT Language Conversation Exchange and is the site administrator for MIT FamilyNet, an online community for MIT families.

Anna-Kristin Schallner, Psychologist (M. Sc.) and Business Coach
Anna-Kristin has a master in psychology (M. Sc.) and is a certified systemic business coach. She has been working as a school psychologist in Freiburg (Germany) as well as in Boston. Besides counseling students and their parents she is leading supervision groups for teachers. She also works a lecturer at the University of Freiburg (Department of Teacher Education). She is currently offering free individual systemic coaching sessions for expatriates in Cambridge, which are also open to members of MIT Spouses&Partners.

Michelle King, MIT Career Services
Michele is a Career Counselor with over ten years of experience in nonprofit and academia. Currently, she is a Career Counselor in the Human Resources Department at MIT. Prior to that, she worked in the MIT Global Education and Career Development office where she assisted students in resume writing, interviewing skills, networking and salary negotiation. Prior to MIT, Michele worked as a Job Developer for Catholic Charities where she worked with at risk youth, parenting teens and those in transition returning to the workforce to help them to further develop their job search skills for the labor market. She also taught ESL and English for the Upward Bound Program. She has an Undergraduate Degree in English and American Literature and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Education from Boston University. She also has a certificate in Public Relations and is certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator.

Bori Stoyanova, PHR
Bori is a human resource professional with over ten years of progressive HR experience in industry and academia. Currently, she is Human Resource Administrator in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. Prior to that she was Staffing Specialist in MIT Human Resources where she supported MIT Departments, Labs, and Centers with job searches, training needs, and succession planning. Prior to MIT, Bori was the on-site manager of a contingent employment group at Harvard University and an HR generalist at CIGNA Healthcare. Bori is a certified professional in Human Resources, has a Master’s degree in English and American studies, and a post graduate certificate in Human Resource Management from Harvard University.

Emily Fay, Resident Expert on Cover Letters 
Emily spent two years teaching introductory college writing at Purdue University while completing her MA in English before moving to Boston. In January 2012 she joined the editorial team of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, a prestigious clinical nephrology journal, as an editorial assistant. She currently lives in an undergraduate dorm as an MIT GRT, where she mentors students and frequently corrects their grammar. Her passion is working with words and the people who write them.

Lauren Mayhew, M.B.A.
Lauren is a Senior Program Manager and Health Coach with Community Wellness at MIT Medical.  She develops and implements evidence-based wellness programs that help members of the MIT community to thrive. As a Health Coach, Lauren works with individuals and groups to assist them in adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors. She has extensive training in both mindfulness and positive psychology and considers herself to be a lifelong learner.  Lauren also enjoys teaching others about journal writing as a tool for personal growth, self-expression and creativity.  When she is not working, you may find her writing haiku at Walden Pond.

The sessions are not designed for MIT grad students or academic professionals.

Career Connect Spring 2014 is provided by MIT spouses&partners, a program of Community Wellness at MIT Medical, with support from the Harvard Student Spouses and Partners Association and Bright Horizons.

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MIT spouses&partners

MIT spouses&partners is a social and professional network for the significant others of MIT students, postdocs, staff and faculty who have relocated to the Boston area. We organize activities that help you make friends, learn English, share experiences and passions, develop your career, and get information about living and parenting in Boston.

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