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Free Professional Development Seminars Gives A Workplace Edge

June 23, 2008 - In the current job market, getting every edge is imperative.

Collin College's Career Services and Cooperative Workforce Experience wants to give students and anyone else looking for an advantage in the job place that opportunity.

The department has scheduled a series of free Professional Development seminars in July dealing with various workforce issues like succeeding in job interviews, handling anxiety, personal safety in the workplace, coping with emotions and organization. The seminars are open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:

  • "Anxiety and Depression: How They Impact Your Life"
    Noon- 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, Spring Creek Campus, Room J130
    Bring your lunch. Presenter: Amy Lenhart, LPC, counselor at Collin College.

  • "Leadership Values: What to Practice As a Leader; What to Look for in a Leader"
    6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, Preston Ridge Campus, Room F139
    This session requires advanced registration and a pre-seminar assignment to attend. Presenter: Don Maxwell, Career Counselor/Coordinator. E-mail dmaxwell@ccccd.edu for details.

  • "Personal Safety and the Work Place"
    1-3 p.m., Friday, July 11, Spring Creek Campus, Room J130
    Presenter: Captain Mike Gromatzky, Collin College Police

  • "Turning Job Interviews into Job Offers"
    3-5 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, Preston Ridge Campus, Room F139
    Presenter: Larry Maughan, coordinator for co-op/internship programs.

  • "Emotional Intelligence: Coping With Emotions in the Work Place"
    3-5 p.m., Monday, July 21, Preston Ridge Campus, Room F139
    Presenter: Ginny Topfer, LPC, counselor, Collin College

  • "Organizing Your Work and Your Life"
    6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, Spring Creek Campus, Room J208
    Presenter: Debra Lamb, academic advisor, Collin College.

The Spring Creek Campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano and the Preston Ridge Campus is located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

For more information, call Career Services and Co-op at 972.881.5104.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.