Get an orientation to the benefits of continuing education, and gain an understanding of the specific opportunities that exist at UC Berkeley Extension. Learn to think strategically about your academic experience, and get expert advice from a career services specialist, including the importance of joining professional societies, tips on how best to use social media, and best practices for a successful job search. You also hear from Extension students about their specific experiences, how they navigated the process and created their own career paths. An expert in social media joins the discussion to explain the best way to leverage your online profile.
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Meaghan DeRespini is a Career Services Specialist at UC Berkeley Extension.
A big dreamer as well as a big do-er, Madelyn draws on her experience of successfully navigating three high-profile careers to provide the expert advice, encouragement, and step-by-step action plans you need to activate your career dreams.
Driven by her childhood aspiration to be a superhero and use her talents, skills, and unique gifts to change the world, Madelyn launched her first career in biochemistry and became a published researcher in the field. She later transformed her passion for performance into a second career in theater, during which she worked at four Tony Award-winning theaters including Chicago’s Goodman Theater and the Berkeley Repertory Theater. Madelyn continued her quest to better the world as an officer at the American Red Cross.
As a Certified Career Management Coach and Trainer, Madelyn shares inside knowledge on how to set yourself apart and highlight your strengths, abilities and special talents in today’s competitive environment. Leveraging her Bowling Green State University degree in communications, her Institute of Cultural Affairs training in group facilitation, and her extensive experience and success, Madelyn empowers individuals to revive outdated resumes, showcase their strengths and experience in interviews, and make their career dreams a reality.