Upcoming MCT Meetings

My Career Transitions Meetings:

  • IN-PERSON:  The doors to the university building do not open until 10:00. Please arrive at the registration table by 10:15 AM on Saturday. We start with the MCT networking session in the lobby at 10:30 - a fun way to meet people and grow your network by 2-3 people in a warm and friendly environment - even before the speaker starts. If you have them, bring your elevator speech, networking profile and personal business cards. If you don't, no worry, just ask the volunteer leader about them and bring them next time. The main session begins after the networking session.  Meetings now start at 10:30 and end by 12:30
  • VIRTUAL: People outside of the Philadelphia area are also able to participate in the main session, followed by a choice of breakout rooms (one for networking and one that allows new members to talk with one of our volunteers for a mini orientation.)  Please join the call between 10:30 and 10:40 We will connect you with the classroom in Malvern, live, when the meeting starts at approximately 10:45.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • General information:
    • Meetings are monthly; the 2nd Saturday of the month, except for August and December. 
    • You do not need to have any affiliation with Penn State to attend and benefit from our meetings. We welcome everyone to campus for the events.
    • Attendance is FREE thanks to our volunteers and speakers giving their time to help others.
    • Registration for all events closes at 12 noon the day prior to the event.  
    • Dress Code is dressy casual. No one wears suits or ties. The norm is slacks and a collared shirt for men and the equivalent for women.
    • For those outside the greater Philadelphia region or otherwise not able to attend in-person, you will be able to join the classroom live via Zoom and Owl technology. 
    • We do not record the meetings for viewing later, although we may take photographs or short video for promotional purposes.
    • The Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies campus is located at 30 East Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 - easy to find, along Route 202, south of King of Prussia. 
    • GET INVOLVED! We need volunteers to help in various roles. It's a great way to learn, pay it forward, and build your network. Email us at mycareertransitions@gmail.com

July 13, 2024

Topic: Amp Up Your Career Transition with Emotional Intelligence

Speaker: Michael Brenner

Location: In-Person at Penn State Great Valley in Malvern, PA and via Zoom

Description: Join Dr. Michael Brenner, founder and CEO of Right Chord Leadership, for this thought-provoking and motivational session on leveraging emotional intelligence (EQ) in your career transition.  Drawing upon decades of consulting and coaching experience, Michael will demonstrate how to position yourself for success in a crowded marketplace by amplifying four key dimensions of EQ: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.  When you understand the critical role EQ plays in your journey and implement the tools and techniques Dr. Brenner will cover, you’ll enjoy a distinct competitive advantage over your fellow candidates.

Session Objectives

In this program, you will learn:

• the four dimensions of emotional intelligence and the important role they play in career transitions 

• how to become more aware of your emotions during your job search 

• how to regulate negative emotions for better outcomes 

• how to increase your capacity to empathize with recruiters and interviewers 

• how to leverage relationship management skills to network more effectively

Registration link

Registration for all events closes at 12 noon the day prior to the event. 


Sept 14, 2024  Speaker TBA

Oct. 12, 2024 Speaker TBA

Nov., 2024 Networking Social TBA