Upcoming MCT Meetings

My Career Transitions Meetings

  • Meetings are monthly; the 2nd Saturday of the month, except we skip December and August. See below. 
  • 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 meetings free of charge. 
  • 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.  
  • Effective May 2024, the doors to the university building now open at 10:00. All events now start promptly at 10:15 AM and end by 12:30 PM.  Please arrive at the registration table between 10:00 and 10:15.We start with the MCT networking session in the lobby - 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.
  • 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 by Zoom, starting with virtual networking before joining the classroom live. 
  • 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

June 8, 2024

Topic: Building A Purpose Driven Career

Speaker: Melanie Wexler

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

Description: When you define and align your values in the context of your career you gain the clarity, understanding and significance of working with a sense of purpose. Your purpose allows you to contribute to a more fulfilling and impactful career. Additionally, we can take that purpose and it can help shape everything we do from networking to mentorship. Melanie will guide you in creating a Purpose Action Plan, providing practical insights and strategies to integrate purpose into various aspects of your life.

Seminar objectives:

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Define your values
  • Align work with purpose
  • Lead with purpose
  • Have purposeful networking and mentorship
  • Create your purpose action plan

Speaker Bio:

Melanie Mitchell Wexler, a Career Coach, Job Search Expert & LinkedIn Strategist, transitioned from 20 years in recruiting to Career Coaching in 2017. Her drive lies in demystifying the job market, empowering job seekers to find meaningful work, and revealing the behind-the-scenes dynamics. Melanie's success as a recruiter, dedicated to securing placements, fuels her guidance to clients navigating the job search process. She covers a spectrum of services, from Resumes and Job Searches to Interviews and Personal Branding. Melanie thrives on facilitating self-discovery, aiding job seekers in understanding the job search process, and helping them achieve career aspirations. Her expertise caters to mid-level career professionals to C-level executives across diverse industries.

Registration link 


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

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.

Seminar 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 coming soon

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