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WSP 25 — Connecting the Dots: Telling the Story That Will Advance Your Career

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturdays
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Date(s): Apr 16—Apr 23
Duration: 2 days
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Drop Deadline: Apr 9
Unit(s): 1 Units
Tuition: $325
Format: On-campus course
Limit: Limit 30
Status: Open
Some people have one predictable career and life path from start to finish. Most of us don’t, though, and that’s usually for the better. If your path has been a varied one, it may be hard to articulate just what makes you engaged and effective at work and at home. What to do? Take control of the narrative and tell a convincing story: Connect the dots for your listener or reader to demonstrate that your journey has given you the skills and experience to succeed in whatever job, promotion, or venture you seek.

In this course, we will discuss how to use your story in elevator pitches and interviews, meetings, and communication with colleagues. We will consider how knowing and articulating your narrative will help make your work life, workplace, and life outside of work better. In addition, building a coherent and powerful narrative will help you know and describe your strengths more effectively. Through discussion and practice, you will gain confidence in demonstrating how your character, personal interests, life and work experience, and even your setbacks and recoveries make you fully qualified for what you want to do in life and work. Your story is unique and compelling, especially when you know how to connect the dots.

This course is not a substitute for one-on-one career counseling. This workshop may not be taken for a Letter Grade.

Anna Ranieri, Psychotherapist; Career Counselor; Executive Coach

Anna Ranieri helps her clients, readers, and students to be as effective as they can be in reaching their personal and professional goals. She is the co-author of How Can I Help? What You Can (and Can’t) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Member with a Problem. She has written for the Harvard Business Review and has been quoted in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She received an MBA from Wharton and a PhD in counseling and health psychology from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

No required textbooks
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