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Create Your Career Change Action Plan

Bryant and Stratton CollegeBryant & Stratton College Online Hosts Webinar on Creating a Career Change Action Plan 

On October 15 career expert Kim Dority will share strategies for using existing skills and knowledge to change careers 

BUFFALO, NY (October 3, 2013) – Many studies show that the majority of Americans are unhappy with their current jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2 million Americans voluntarily leave their jobs each month. To help current and prospective students as well as other individuals unhappy with their current careers, Bryant & Stratton College Online announced a new session in its career information webinar series. The webinar, “Creating a Career Change Action Plan,” will be held on Tuesday, October 15 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT.

Acclaimed career coach Kim Dority will lead the webinar. Ms. Dority has been a presenter at many past career webinars for Bryant & Stratton College Online and has been writing about and teaching courses on career design for more than a decade.

“One of the best pieces of advice I can give to young – and seasoned – employees is always have an exit strategy. Transitioning from one career path to another can be done but it takes some finesse and a lot of planning. At this webinar I’ll share some ideas on how to take what you have already accomplished in your career and pivot it into a new path,” said Dority.

The “Creating a Career Change Action Plan,” webinar will provide practical tips and advice for anyone looking to alter their current career path. Key takeaways for webinar attendees will include:

  • How to create a "transition platform," building on existing skills and knowledge gained from a degree and previous work experience
  • How to expand an existing network to create opportunities among target employers in a new field
  • How to start building visibility in a new professional environment
  • How to use informational interviews to open doors and help create new opportunities

“Many students come to Bryant & Stratton College Online in search of a career change. Earning a degree is the first step in making that transition and developing critical employability skills for a new career. This webinar and the others in our career webinar series enhance the knowledge and skills students gain during their degree program in order to plan a better career path,” said Scott Traylor, Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. “Ms. Dority is a tremendous resource for our students and we are happy she is willing to share her knowledge and expertise for free.” 

The webinar is offered for free by Bryant & Stratton College Online and is open to current students, prospective students and others seeking information on career planning. Those interested in attending are invited to register at http://online.bryantstratton.edu/webinar/. Additionally, following the webinar, attendees will be able to download a handout recapping the top strategies addressed in the session.

To learn more about Bryant & Stratton College and for information about its online degree programs, go to http://online.bryantstratton.edu. Bryant & Stratton College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.       

About Bryant & Stratton College Online

Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes-based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center.

For almost 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s degree programs, twelve online associate’s degree programs and eleven 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. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures.  General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at http://online.bryantstratton.edu.

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