How to Make the Most Out of Career Opportunities

On Jan. 29, the DePaul Women’s Network hosted a career panel with staff at various levels from around the university. Here, DWN Communications Team Member Clarissa Fidler relates lessons from the event.

Just ask. Be honest. Challenge yourself. Be confident.

Fantastic insight and advice abounded at DWN’s career panel, “Making the Most Out of Career Opportunities,” held at the Lincoln Park Campus on Wednesday, January 29.

Four panelists, who serve in diverse roles across the university, shared their professional journeys and milestones, while offering advice about career development. They stressed the importance of asking for more responsibility, taking personal inventory of your desires and commitments, and not being deterred by a non-linear career path. The panel was well attended by DePaul staff members and received extensive praise both in person and on Twitter.

Emily Meisenzahl, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, had this to say about the event: “I loved it. It was helpful and gave me several tips to get more involved with DePaul and network better across departments. DWN did a great job choosing panelists as well as the topics. Very impressed! ”

Our panelists included:

  • Brian Cicirello, Instructional Technology Consultant, Office of Mission and Values
  • Mary McGuinness, Director of Workplace Learning and Performance within Human Resources
  • Samuel D. Morgan, Academic Advisor/Assistant Director of Credentialing, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Lauren Paez, Associate Director of Academic Advising, College of Science and Health, Office of Advising and Student Services

To see more of what our panelists and attendees had to say, check out our event Storify.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter, hashtag: #DWNevent. The event was also recorded and will soon be available to download on iTunes U.

(Also: If you’re a DePaul graduate looking for more career and professional development tips, be sure to check out DePaul’s annual Career Week, coming up Feb. 9-15!)

Jobs Panel
DePaul staff members speak at DWN’s jobs panel.

Clarissa Fidler is a member of DWN’s Communications team and is a department assistant for the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse at DePaul University.

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