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Career Connect - Spring 2016 - for MIT Spouses and Parnters Connect
Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – Fri, May 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
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.
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.
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.
Rebecca Thorndike-Breeze is a Lecturer for both the Writing and Communication Center and Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication. She earned her Ph.D. in English at Northeastern University. When she isn't teaching Writing and Communication at MIT, she researches and writes about realist and modernist fiction, as well as comics and graphic novels.
Michele King, HR 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