SOURCE: Bryant & Stratton College Online

Bryant & Stratton College Online

August 04, 2010 12:03 ET

Bryant & Stratton College Online Announces a Series of Three Free Career-Advancement Webinars to Help Students and Job Seekers Get Ahead in the Tough Job Market

The First Webinar Is August 11 and Will Offer Ten Specific Actions Students Can and Should Take While They're in School to Position Themselves for Career Opportunities

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - August 4, 2010) -  Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today that it will be hosting a series of three webinars at no cost for current Bryant & Stratton College students, prospective students and people who need help getting ahead in their career. The first free webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 11 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. This webinar, titled "Jumpstart Your Career While You're in School," will reveal ten specific steps every student should take while in school, so that they are properly positioned for post-graduation career opportunities. Kim Dority of Dority & Associates, Inc. will guide the webinars. Ms. Dority is a career coach who has been writing about and teaching courses on career development for more than a decade. She has also spoken at numerous national professional conferences on this topic.

"Although a college degree plays a tremendous role in landing a job or advancing in a career, it's definitely not the only deciding factor," said Kim Dority. "With the tough economy you need something else to make you stand out. You need to be networking while in school and you need to know how to build your professional brand while you're still a student. These webinars will give people the tools they need for competitive advantage in the job market."

More information about the webinars, including what participants will learn and where to register is below:

"Jumpstart Your Career"
Date: August 11, 2010
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. EDT
To Register Visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/719530984
There are many actions students can take to position themselves with potential employers and job opportunities while they're still in school. This webinar will identify those actions as well as steps students can start taking today to build their post-graduation career opportunities.

"Build Your Professional Brand"
Tentative Date: August 24, 2010
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
To Register Visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/135369880
Your professional brand is simply all the ways you showcase your professional strengths, attributes, interests and experience to the world. Fortunately, there are things you can do to start building the professional brand that will make you stand out as a strong contributor to any company -- even if you are a student, unemployed, or don't yet have work experience in your chosen field. This webinar will teach participants how to build a professional brand and how to showcase their value to potential employers.

"How to Build a Resilient Career"
Tentative Date: September 16, 2010
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. EDT
To Register Visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/651626593
To build a resilient career, one that will sustain you over the decades of your working life, you need to make smart choices, take responsibility for outcomes and be able to figure out your best options when things don't turn out as planned. The good news: there are solid strategies for dealing with career opportunities (and disasters). Knowing these strategies will help provide the confidence needed to be a truly independent professional, regardless of what's going on in the job market.

"These webinars will help people think in unique ways about how they can find the career path they are destined for," said Scott Traylor, Associate Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. "With one job opening potentially receiving a hundred applications, it's important to stand out from the crowd. These tips will help people do that and we're excited to offer Ms. Dority's expertise for free to anyone who is interested."

Every person who attends a webinar offered by Bryant & Stratton College Online will be able to download a hand-out recapping the webinar and the top tips they can deploy to pave the path for career success. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College Online, go to http://online.bryantstratton.edu

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is one of the nation's pioneers in career education and is the premier provider of online associate's degrees. Bryant & Stratton offers accredited education that upgrades student capabilities and maximizes their marketability. For more than 150 years, Bryant & Stratton College has helped students gain the career skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Currently, Bryant & Stratton College Online offers four online bachelor's degree programs, eleven online associate's degree programs and ten online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. Bryant & Stratton College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Bryant & Stratton College also offers flexible scheduling at its 17 campuses located in four states: New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees, visit http://online.bryantstratton.edu

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