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Career Expo 2007 Opens Doors To Job Fields April 2-5



Career Expo 2007 Opens Doors To Job Fields April 2-5

March 19, 2007- This year's installment of Collin County Community College District's Career Week is sure to be without restraints.

"Careers Unlimited: Career Expo 2007" is set from Monday-Thursday, April 2-5 and the week of events will prepare attendees toward entering a new and exciting career. These programs are free and open to the public.

The week of events:

  • Let the Exploration Begin! -- Monday, April 2
    All Campuses

    Careers Unlimited! events start with kick-off activities from 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Central Park (2200 W. University Dr. in McKinney), Preston Ridge (9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco) and Spring Creek (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano) campuses.
  • Unlimited Career Options - Tuesday April 3
    Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano

    Kathryn Kelly, president of ExcellerateHRO, will speak from 3:30-4:30 p.m. From 2:15-3:15, the branches of the U.S. armed services will be on hand to answer questions and provide literature regarding careers in service.
    Finally, area employers and career representatives will be on hand from 4-7p.m. to showcase fields of employment and career areas.
  • Unveiling Your Professional Image - Wednesday, April 4
    Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco, Founder's Hall Room 148
    From 9-10 a.m., Sherree Koehler, executive senior sales director, Mary Kay Corporation, will present "Coffee & Creative Thinking About Professional Image."
  • Uncovering Technology: Cutting Edge Careers -- Thursday, April 5
    Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.
    The day's activities begin at 8:50 a.m. with Candy Slocum, executive director of InterLink, who will present "He/She Wants to Do What!? Ungendering Careers" which addresses ways to move into careers typical of a particular gender. From 10:15-11:15, Slocum will discuss occupations within new emerging technologies. The focus on technology jobs continues from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a technology employer panel including representatives from convergence technology, gaming and animation, commercial music and interior design. At 12:50 p.m., a roundtable discussion with students, college faculty and business representatives will be held.

Speaker background
Kathryn Kelly, as president of ExcellerateHRO, an EDS/Towers Perrin outsourcing company, is responsible for global sales, strategy and offerings, and marketing and communications. She joined the company from Towers Perrin, where she developed and launched several new businesses over her 18-year career as a principal of the firm. She holds dual master's degrees in community medicine and in biostatistics from the University of Washington. She completed her doctoral studies in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Sherree E. Koehler has been an independent business owner and entrepreneur for 26 years specializing in image and leadership education. She has been recognized as a leading director for the Mary Kay Corporation, a top-performing sales organization. Koehler acquired her bachelor and master of science degrees from the University of Nebraska. In addition to formal education she says she learned a lot about life and business through being a career Marine officer's wife and being a manager for a national clothing store.

Candy Slocum is executive director of North Central Texas InterLink, Inc., a regional non-profit business/education alliance that was named a Model Program by the State of Texas for impacting education programs in North Central Texas public schools. She is a labor market strategist and futurist, forecasting the occupations and industries that will be in demand in the future and the trends that will change the workforce. The Career and Technology Directors Association of Texas recognized Slocum as its Outstanding State Community Volunteer in 1999.

Career Expo 2007 is hosted by Career Services & Co-op and Student Life at Collin County Community College District.

For more information about the Career Expo, call 972.881.5781.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 41,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.