Saturday, October 21, 2006

Trying to Select a Major for College? This Career Program May Help You

Hosted at the Hudson Library, the “Real Women – Real Careers” program provides a way for girls and young women to see themselves in future.

A three-part speaker series called “Real Women – Real Careers” program, designed to help high school and middle school girls visualize their future careers, will feature successful women working in variety of careers in a panel discussion. The careers highlighted will be from three types of professions: Helping Others Professions, Business Owners and Professional Services. Each session will be moderated by Christine Brown, owner of Marketing Resources & Results, a Hudson marketing firm.

"Actually seeing a successful woman professional talking about her career provides a tangible connection for teens who are making decisions about their future," explained Chris Brown. "Middle and high school young women may have a tough time picturing themselves in 10 to 15 years, but they must begin to select a major for college right now. I hope that this program will help them to make informed decisions and more easily visualize their future."

The Helping Others career category panel on October 29 features three professional women: Dr. Karen Schen, Dentist; Dr. Lisa Van Nieuwal, Veterinarian and Deb Hoover, Non-Profit Manager.

The second in the series, Professional Services Occupations on November 5, will include Charity Beall, Certified Public Accountant; Sue Kirkhope, Architect and Dr. Elizabeth Muckley, Optometrist.

The Women Business Owners session on November 12 will include Terri Cohen, owner of Clever Chef Works, Renee DeLuca Dolan, owner of Contemporary Design Group and Billie Henning, owner of Henning Software.

The series will be held Sunday afternoons from 2 to 3:30 pm on October 29, November 5 and November 12 at the Hudson Library and Historical Center in the large community meeting room.

Each speaker will share personal accounts about how they selected their career path, what education was required and some of the challenges and opportunities they experienced in the workplace. Cookies and cider will be served.

The Hudson Library and Historical Society is located at 96 Library Street, Hudson Ohio in the First and Main district. Since the building was just opened a year ago, many of the online search maps do not have the correct location. Use this link for directions and a good map to the library:

*Full Disclosure: Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons is a client of Marketing Resources & Results, many of the women panelists are personal and professional friends of Chris Brown and Chris & her family are patients of Dr. Schen's practice.

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