Upcoming MCT Meetings

February 11, 2023

Topic: KLT AIR Your Networking North Stars

Speaker:  Michael Hughes

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To register for this FREE event, please click here.

Networking has been proven to be the most effective tool and approach to navigating career transition, relationship building, and personal success. This seminar will focus on the key basic tools to make networking part of anyone’s professional toolbox, regardless of personality type, occupation, or stage in career.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Build and establish networks
  • Focus on how personality works for you
  • Become mindful of how people value integrity
  • Ask questions with a purpose

Michael Hughes' Bio:

Michael Hughes’ career spans banking, undergraduate coursework, continuing education programs, and professional development workshops as well as instructional design and delivery. He was appointed to a full-time faculty role at Temple University Fox School of Business and Management in 2018 after starting part-time in 2013. Michael teaches marketing strategy.

Michael has served as a Business Advisor at Community College of Philadelphia in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative where he provided business coaching, guidance, and mentoring support to select entrepreneurs in a peer-based learning environment.

Michael earned graduate and undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Business Administration from Temple University. 

He is an active volunteer in several community organizations, including My Career Transitions.

March 11, 2023

Topic: LinkedIn – New Perspectives for 2023

Speaker:  Cheryl Bonner

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration for this FREE event will be available soon.

Most job seekers would agree that LinkedIn is a necessary tool. Worldwide, LinkedIn has over 875 million users. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 25% of adults are LinkedIn users. LinkedIn suggests that up to 90% of recruiters use the tool at some point in the hiring process. It is evident that this tool is here to stay.

For a tool that is so widely used, it is important to keep up to date on the best practices for using LinkedIn for career success. Even the most experienced LinkedIn users may find it challenging to maximize their approach to this tool and consistently stand out from the competition. 

During this session, participants will be provided with ways to look at their profiles and usage from a new perspective. Based on research gathered from interviews with recruiters and former LinkedIn employees, this presentation will teach new strategies for LinkedIn success. 

Topics covered will include:
•    Profile evaluation
•    Understanding LinkedIn from the recruiter’s perspective
•    Easy-to-apply short cuts for LinkedIn success
•    Ways to create relationships through use of a highly technical tool

Cheryl Bonner's Bio

Cheryl Bonner is a Career Services Professional and author with over 30 years of experience as a career program director and counselor, working in various higher education settings including private and public universities and community colleges. She is currently the director of Alumni Career Services at Penn State. In this role, she supports the career and life management needs of all Penn Staters. A graduate of Millersville University with a B.S. in Education and an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling, she is also the co-author of the book, “Your Career Planner.” Her public speaking includes topics on career planning, personal branding, professional development strategies and serves as an annual speaker for My Career Transitions.