Career Transitions Workshop on 11/16 Offers Assistance for Challenging Times

Career Transitions: Exploring Your Options in Challenging Times

Co-Sponsored by the College of Education & Human Services and the Office of Graduate Admissions & Support Services

Sunday, November 16, 2008

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Montclair State University (University Hall, 1st Floor)

You are invited to join us for a free day of workshops, career assessment and graduate program planning. This program will allow participants to focus on personal and professional exploration of life goals, given our challenging economic times.

Dr. Larry Burlew and Dr. Catherine Roland*, professional counselors and professors with expertise in career development and life transitions, will facilitate a workshop regarding career options for adults in today’s changing workplace. Discussion in the first part of the workshop will focus on how to estimate your own career-life satisfaction and the relationship of career choice to individual career and life goals. A short career assessment will be administered, and will be followed by optional small group discussion facilitated by our faculty counselors. Similar assessments and accompanying counseling can often range from $150 to $300, but we are offering this as a free service to our alumni participating in this program!

Following the workshop, participants will be able to peruse a variety of graduate programs from across the University, based on the results of the career assessment and their own personal interests and goals. Faculty and staff will be available to discuss specific graduate program and degree options, financial aid staff will be available to answer your questions, and admissions staff will be on hand to review the application process that will allow you to begin coursework as early as this spring!

To register, please visit the Graduate Admissions web site.


Program Agenda:

1:00pm – 2:20pm

Career Transitions Workshop (including personal career assessment)

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Breakout Sessions (participants will choose one):

Small group sessions with Counseling faculty regarding career issues, decisions, and uncertainty

Overview of the graduate study application and admissions process

Financing your graduate education

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Graduate Programs Fair


*Dr. Catherine B. Roland is a Licensed Professional Counselor is the State of NJ and National Certified Counselor. She is also a professor of Counseling in the University’s College of Education & Human Services.

*Dr. Larry D. Burlew is a Licensed Professional Counselor is the State of CT and National Certified Counselor. He is also a professor of Counseling in the University’s College of Education & Human Services.