Mind Your Career: Mapping Your Own Career & Navigating the Transitions
There is no one-size-fits-all approach in life or in careers, we will ponder ways to be creative, productive, and have fun with our work. While life can feel short, your career can feel like a long road if you are not doing what you care about most.
Cost: No cost
1 PM ET | 12 PM CT | 10 AM PT
Meet Roxanne Alvarez:
I graduated from University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration with my Master’s degree in 2000. I have worked in a variety of nonprofit organizations, including grassroots community organizations, private foundations, and universities, for close to two decades. Over the course of my career, I have worked in clinical social work settings supporting survivors of violence, developed and delivered training on research grant funding and budgeting, managed and reported on program funding, researched and written about social entrepreneurship, leadership, and economic development, and built and nurtured partnerships to support global social programs. In addition to my SSA degree, I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University and a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University.
I have traveled to many countries and continue to enjoy doing so. However, my biggest trip recently was moving across the U.S. from Washington, D.C. to Seattle, Washington. Online, you can find me on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/roxannejalvarez and on Twitter @microfinanseer where I actively comment on entrepreneurship, business, economics, gender equity, philanthropy, and culture.
My career path has not followed a direct or an always-smooth road. I have taken several steps in what may seem like opposite directions and have even sometimes taken a step back to assess what I really want to pursue in my career. I have also been fortunate to work with great people at great organizations. In this webinar, I want to share my career narrative and how I navigated my professional transitions. I’ll talk about what I intended to do, what I tried to do, and what I have done so far to apply my professional skills and experience to my work. My career interests have focused on using my strengths to create a positive impact in the areas of gender equity, economic opportunity and development, and overall social well being both locally and globally.
By sharing some of my ideas about ways to create opportunities and take advantage of ones as they arise, I hope we can have a good discussion about ways to seek out and measure our own professional success. In my presentation, I will cover my ideas on what it means to be a good risk taker, mindfully entrepreneurial, and how to create and market our own brand – even when combining seemingly different career interests. Finally, I would like to speak to the importance of mentoring and investing in our own confidence-building to succeed in the labor market.