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Mini-Grants Experiences: Career Cadence Workshop Hosted by Women in Business

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Women in Business recently invited Career Cadence, a career-consulting firm, to Dartmouth to lead a workshop. Career Cadence specializes itself by using a custom personal assessment for each participant prior to the workshop. The actual session then revolves on interpreting the results of that assessment.

Paul helps students workshop their ideas.

Our session was lead by Paul Holzer D ’00. Paul guided the group through each section of the program as we considered what are motivations, strengths, personality traits, and values are. Using this information, Paul led an engaging discussion on the personal mission statement. We then worked in break out groups to craft our individual mission statements that effectively encompass who we are and what we want to do. After molding this statement, the rest of the session centered on expanding this idea with real stories and anecdotes in order to flesh out our “elevator pitches” to employers.The event was a huge success. We had women representing all different class years and were able to learn from each other. It was especially interesting to see how diverse our group was in terms of motivations, strengths, personality, and values. This workshop helped the entirety of our membership to grow and look internally in new and challenging ways. We hope to be able to work with Career Cadence again in the future and are very grateful to Rocky Mini Grants for the opportunity to host this event.- Written by Catherine O'Sullivan

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