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Back to Work

Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is offering five innovative, reduced-cost workshops as part of a Back to Work initiative.

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Let's Get You Back to Work

Like the rest of the nation, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in staggering unemployment numbers in the Houston area. According to reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment in the Houston area has risen to 14.2 percent. Recent national reports, however, do indicate an uptick in employment opportunities. To prepare individuals for re-entering the workforce, Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is offering five innovative, reduced-cost workshops as part of a Back to Work initiative. The Back to Work initiative consists of five workshops, and each workshop is two hours in length with a cost of only $25 per workshop or you can bundle your registration of all five courses for $100. 

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Offerings

Leading from Anywhere: Influence and Leadership in the Workplace 
MONDAY, AUG. 24, NOON-2 P.M. 
Judy Le, President, TakeRoot, LLC

Be prepared to make an impact either where you are now or in your next role. One of our professional programs’ most highly sought after instructors, Judy Le, has a track record of providing professionals with practical, transformative tools to help them influence and lead change within their organizations.

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Job Search Fundamentals: Resume and Personal Brand 
TUESDAY, AUG. 25, NOON- 2 P.M.
Iska Wire, independent consultant and former senior director of talent management and organizational development and director of development, Rice University’s Development and Alumni Relations Division

Whether you are a first-time job hunter or you have been down this road before, you want to bring your very best to your job search, especially in today’s uncertain market. Experienced talent manager and leadership coach Iska Wire provides both a framework for understanding how to thoughtfully move your career forward and a set of tools that you can take with you, no matter what you do next. This engaging, time-efficient workshop will give you the foundation to start your job search with self-assurance.

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Networking Online and Effective Job Search Communications  
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, NOON-2 P.M.
Chris Lipp, lecturer on communication and empowerment, Rice University and author of "Magnetic: How Great Leaders Persuade and Inspire"

The ability to network has been dramatically impacted by the coronavirus, with a significant cancellation of conferences, career fairs, and other traditional professional events. Now is the perfect time to develop your remote networking skills to make connections and communicate effectively. In this interactive workshop, Chris Lipp, Glasscock School communication instructor and author of The Startup Pitch and Magnetic Persuasion, will discuss how to leverage new opportunities despite the economic challenges. Mr. Lipp will provide models and examples of effective communication to help you find the job that you really want.

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Advanced Job Search: Standing Out Once you are a Candidate 
THURSDAY, AUG. 27 , NOON-2 P.M.
Iska Wire, independent consultant and former senior director of talent management and organizational development and director of development, Rice University’s Development and Alumni Relations Division

You have your resume, you are in touch with your network, and you have your talking points. Now, turbocharge your search to ensure you stand out in a crowd. Learn from a professional recruiter and leadership coach how to make sure that your social media profiles, elevator pitch, and other tools align with your brand and the talented professional that you want the potential employers to know.

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Persuasive Interview Techniques: Building the Case For You  
FRIDAY, AUG. 28, NOON-2 P.M. 
Chris Lipp, lecturer on communication and empowerment, Rice University and author of "Magnetic: How Great Leaders Persuade and Inspire"

Getting an interview can be challenging, especially in today’s marketplace. This workshop focuses on pitching yourself effectively, preparing for interview questions, and distinguishing yourself from the competition. Specifically, you will outline and practice your interview pitch, receive feedback, and learn techniques to enhance your confidence in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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OpenRICE Webinars

OpenRICE is an effort to continue the Glasscock School’s long history of being Rice’s “open gate” to the Houston area. Through this initiative, we will provide free relevant and timely expertise and insight in the form of short courses called OpenRICE Sessions. These single session experiences will help Houstonians gain a greater understanding of a multitude of topics and serve as an educational supplement and primer for further thought and deeper study.

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Connect with us

Have questions about our offerings? Speak with a member of our team to discuss which of our offerings would be the right fit for you. Contact Lori Cykala, senior program administrator for the Glasscock School's Professional & Corporate Programs by emailing lori.cykala@rice.edu.