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Women and Careers Conference Returns

The Women and Careers Conference returns to campus for its ninth year on Friday, March 9, in the University Student Union ballroom. Admission is free.
Representing a collaboration between the Women’s Resource Center, Educational Career Services and the Career Development Center, with support from Program Council, Associated Students Inc., the President’s Commission on the Status of Women and other campus entities, the conference offers CSULB students the opportunity to hear a panel of women from various career fields discussing their career experiences and the factors that contributed to their success.

“Our focus is on women students hearing about the paths taken by professional women, and seeing the connections they have, even though one may be a cartoonist and the other a sociologist,” said Women’s Resource Center Assistant Director Lynne Coenen, who helped to organize the project with the Career Development Center’s Ruby Leavell-Hartley and Judi Walker of Educational Career Services.

The featured speaker at the noon luncheon will be Adele Scheele, past director of the Cal State Northridge Career Center, career coach, and author of several books focused on careers including Launch Your Career in College: Strategies for Students, Educators and Parents.

“There is so much pressure on students to find a particular job, preferably in their major field of course,” said Coenen. “The conference emphasizes the value of the skills developed and knowledge gained through their education, and demonstrates their often transferable nature. It also validates the variety of life experiences students have had to date and encourages them to explore additional opportunities.”

More information is available by calling the Women’s Resource Center at 562/985-8576 or the Career Development Center at 562/985-4151.