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At the annual Student Success and Career Fair.

Register to attend no-cost webinars to help enrich your lifestyle, career, and education journey.

The Student Success and Career Fair is an annual webinar series hosted by instructors, CEOs, employers, and leaders in the Penn Foster Community aimed at helping YOU reach new heights! Whether you’re considering becoming a student, are a student or graduate, or just want expert career advice, our webinars were created to jumpstart your success.

Here’s a pro-tip: All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar delivered to their inbox after the webinar, even if they can't attend. Register today, invite your friends, and learn how you can take your career to new heights!

Featured Presenters

Nancy Moretti, Associate Dean and Early Childhood/General Education Department Chair

Time Management: Setting Priorities That Work

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Frank Britt, CEO

Personal Branding: The What, the Why, and the How of Making Your Identity Stand Out to Leading Employers

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Dara Warn, COO

Interview Like a Boss

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Schedule

10:00 AM EDT

Certified Personal Trainers: How to write an exercise Prescription

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Monday, April 15

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The presentation will be used for current Certified Personal Trainer students and for students who are interested in the field: Join host Stephen Rachko and learn how to write an exercise prescription for apparently healthy individuals, athletes, and special populations, (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) and includes how to design a health history form, food diary, and aerobic & anaerobic (weight training) programs for each population.

12:00 PM EDT

Help Me, Please! Writing Quality Essays

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Join host Virginia Festa to stay ahead of the curve with your writing skills. In a recent report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 75% of all students were less than proficient in writing. Well focused essays are essential for communicating with the reader a solid focus on a central idea. This webinar focuses on the construction of quality essays that are unified and supportive of one main idea, and is for anyone who feels they need a refresher on writing or feels they need a little help with writing essays.

2:00 PM EDT

Fuel Your Health to Fuel Your Career

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You have things to do, and the more energy you can get, the better! Join hosts Rosemary Cook and science instructor and Microbiology & Immunology PhD Ann Swarts to learn all about fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins: what they are , as well as what are the best sources for you to get them, what benefits do they offer the body, and how your body uses them. We will discuss some pathology related to vitamin deficiency as well as toxic effects of overdose, and how to find the right balance for you.

4:00 PM EDT

Creative Marketing, Viral Growth Hacking, and Consumer Psychology

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This presentation is great for everyone from early high school students with a business concentration to MBA graduates and seasoned business owners. It will go over some paradigms for capitalizing on your business' unique value propositions that deviate it from competitor business models, and how to evoke the greatest emotive response and consumer experience in its advertisement and user process.

6:00 PM EDT

Building Future Success: The Importance of Groups

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Almost every job involves some kind of teamwork, and employers want to see that you have what it takes. Working with others doesn’t need to happen in the workplace to get attention: Join host Robert Lepre and learn how participation in groups, clubs, and organizations will enhance your resume.

8:00 PM EDT

Interview with Graduate and Student Ambassador: Rocco Pasquarello

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Student Ambassador and recent graduate of the Freelance Writing program, Rocco, will provide insight and motivation based on his journey as a career student - and his life beyond graduation.

8:00 AM EDT

Interview Like a BOSS

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Tuesday, April 16

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Learn tips for how to succeed in any interview setting by preparing for the task at hand. Join host and Penn Foster COO Dara Warn to understand the importance of how you present yourself both visually and verbally; and get inside tips on what employers are looking for when they are one-on-one with you.

10:00 AM EDT

The Impact Social Media Has on Landing a Job

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Everyone is looking at your social media pages, even your potential future boss. Join our Certified Professional Career Coaches as they discuss how your online image can affect your chances of getting hired. Learn how to clean up your online presence, what employers are looking for, and how to professionally search for jobs. This presentation also touches on the importance networking online.

12:00 PM EDT

High School Graduate - Interview with Synquis Harris

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Synquis Harris was working part-time and living paycheck to paycheck. She dropped out of high school, but always told herself that she would go back and get her diploma. That's when she saw a commercial on YouTube about Penn Foster High School. Now she works as a Senior Account Administrator, being promoted four times in the last two years. "I would recommend Penn Foster to anyone in the world. This school gave me a second chance to show my greatness and helped me succeed as an individual in life today," Synquis said. Join us as Synquis inspires, supports and answers questions for students.

2:00 PM EDT

How to Rock Your Interview

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Get more advice on the importance of a solid job interview during the hiring process with hosts Diane Placidi and Katie Walsh. As many of you know, finding a job can be a full time process in itself. Then comes the interview, which is another stressful experience. In this presentation Diane will discuss how to prepare for that job interview. Learn what you should know, how you should dress, when to arrive, and how to respond to tough questions and end the interview in a positive way. We will also cover phone interviews, group as well as working interviews, and follow-up thank you email messages and timing.

4:00 PM EDT

Online Education Strategies for Success

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Distance Learning is more than just submitting assignments and getting a grade. Today’s distance learner is faced often with balancing work, family, and free time against the requirements of online learning. Having accomplished this challenge during her graduate course work while working, having a baby, and then raising a young family makes Melissa Anderson an excellent motivational speaker in sharing success strategies that can help students in a finding a holistic approach to their course work. This presentation can benefit any online student.

6:00 PM EDT

Want to Know: A Secret to Ownership of Online Learning

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In his 2009 Arlington address, President Obama spoke to a group of high school students, encouraging them, “No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.” He then exhorted his audience of high school students to “set your own goals for your education – and to do everything you can to meet them.” (Zimmerman, 2015, https://www.nureva.com/blog/what-does-it-mean-to-take-student-ownership-of-education). Learners succeed or fail for several reasons, but perhaps the most powerful reason is their personal locus of control, their personal beliefs about their capabilities. This webinar is about learning to develop a positive locus of control and take ownership of one’s learning.

8:00 PM EDT

Tips and Techniques for Student Success in Online Courses

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Managing time wisely, creating environments conducive to study, and preparing for assignments and exams are challenging tasks for any student in high school, career or college settings, and most especially for students in online courses. ECE instructors Katie Walsh and Sarah Owens are here to share with you their favorite success strategies and numerous tips, tricks, and techniques that are proven to increase student success! Bring your own ideas to share with others, and take away fun, easy, and creative ways to manage your time and make your student life easier!

8:00 AM EDT

Talent Disruptions Affecting Jobs of the Future

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Wednesday, April 17

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This session will highlight workforce disruptions that are occurring today and will affect jobs of the future. National and global insights from research firms and CEO's will be shared. The presentation will highlight steps that can be taken to adjust for these disruptions and to take advantage of these shifts in the work place.

10:00 AM EDT

Time Management: Setting Priorities that Work

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We are all unique, but one thing that we all have in common is the fact that there are 168 hours in our week and although we all have the same amount of time, we all have different priorities, obligations, and tasks that we must complete. As a result, efficiently managing our time is important to our personal, professional, and academic success. In this webinar, we will learn tips and strategies to assist in time management. If you struggle to get everything crossed off your to-do list, please consider attending this session.

12:00 PM EDT

Tips for Navigating the Penn Foster Virtual Library: Successful Research for Your Courses at Your Fingertips

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Betsy Reichart, Penn Foster's Librarian and Instructor of Information Literacy, will take attendees on a tour of Penn Foster's Virtual Library. Library access, navigation, and specific resources contained within the library will be showcased.

4:00 PM EDT

5 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs & Enterprisers

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In this presentation, you will learn the essentials and best practices of things that make or break good entrepreneurs, from pitfalls to avoid, to common denominators of highly successful people.

6:00 PM EDT

Interviewing with Ease: An Employer's Perspective on Candidate Interviews

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Many job candidates stress over job interviews - questions to answer, questions to ask, nervousness, non-verbal communication... and the list of possible hang-ups go on and on. This presentation share stories, tips and pre-interview planning ideas that will put the job seeker at ease during any interview. We will talk about interviews from the perspective of the employer including: their expectations, hang-ups, red flags, and what they perceive as a great interview versus "just okay."

8:00 AM EDT

How to Negotiate Your Job Offer

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Thursday, April 18

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Your resume worked, you nailed the interview, and you’re getting offered the position you were hoping for. Now the number one thing on your mind before hitting the job is settling on the right salary for your skills and experience. Join Penn Foster's General Counsel and SVP of People as they talk about how to negotiate an offer for a new job, or for higher compensation. Learn tips and tricks for owning the conversation and starting a balanced dialogue with your new employer.

10:00 AM EDT

How to Write a Professional Email

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This webinar will explain the importance of writing emails professionally in today's world. It will demonstrate the basics steps to creating an email, the importance of follow up, and proper timing. This webinar will also include information on business etiquette, writing skills and professionalism in the workplace. Please register and learn the simple steps that can be used for every email you send.

12:00 PM EDT

Support to the Rescue

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The Success Coaches will introduce themselves and fill you in on how they help students become successful graduates. They will cover support systems at home and available resources in the Student Portal, and more details about the Penn Foster student experience.

2:00 PM EDT

Gingerbread Leadership: Throwing out the cookie cutter leader image

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Participants will learn how to be leaders in the 21st century while addressing issues that are faced by diverse candidates. They will also learn how to champion future leaders.

4:00 PM EDT

Don’t Pull Your Hair Out: Study Tips for Quizzes and Exams!

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Do you struggle with your multiple-choice exams? Does studying cause stress make you want to pull your hair out? If so, please join in this discussion to learn tips and strategies for stress-free studying! Study tips are transferable; you will take them with you as you enter your career, so learning organizational skills, time management, how to prioritize, problem solve, and self-discipline while studying will assist you in the workforce as these skills are closely related to the skills that employers look for.

6:00 PM EDT

Graduation 101: What You Should Know About Walking the Stage

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Each year, Penn Foster holds an exciting and energizing graduation ceremony for all graduates who want the chance to celebrate their accomplishment. Join Marketing Creative Director and Graduation Planner Erin Connors as she reviews everything you'll need to attend the 2019 Penn Foster Commencement Ceremony coming this June!

8:00 PM EDT

Personalities in the Workplace - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

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No matter what workplace that we find ourselves in, we will always be interacting with people that may have different personalities than ourselves. This presentation will give us all an opportunity to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various personality types, and how to relate to them and understand them better.

8:00 AM EDT

Basic Computer and Technology Skills Needed to Be a Successful Online Student and in the Workplace

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Friday, April 19

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Today's education and workplace demand some basic technology and computer skills. Knowing how use a cell phone is not enough. In this presentation we will discuss the basic skills needed to be a successful online student as well as a successful employee.

10:00 AM EDT

US Constitution Basics and Why They Matter

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Do you ever read or watch information about our federal government and ask “is it supposed to work like that?” This webinar will try to help solve that question through looking at our founding document, the US Constitution. Examples will be looked at in today’s political world, and you can certainly bring examples questions of your own. Paul Schneider looks forward to exploring this wacky government world with you.

12:00 PM EDT

The Writer's Block: Penn Foster's Online Writing Center

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The Writer’s Block is Penn Foster’s online writing center. It includes instructional content in all areas of writing including the writing process, research methods, grammar, and citation and documentation as well as tutoring services. The webinar will present an overview of the Writer’s Block. It will provide an explanation of the Writer’s Block, where it is located, and how students can access it. Students will learn about the services offered including tutoring, chat, and email. The webinar will also explain how to navigate the Writer’s Block with ease.

2:00 PM EDT

Personal Branding: The What, The Why, And The How Of Making Your Identity Stand Out To Leading Employers

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What makes you YOU? What unique combination of skills do you bring to the table? Join Frank Britt, Penn Foster CEO, to learn how self-packaging with the ability to define your core strengths can be the key to standing out from the rest of the crowd in today’s fiercely competitive job market. Discover how creating a personal brand can help you promote yourself and leverage your assets to stand out from the competition, and could improve your chances of getting the job you really want.

Employers Are Looking For You!

Our Penn Foster employer partners know the value of a diploma, certificate, or course of study with Penn Foster. That’s why they’re searching for people like you who have committed to increasing their skills. Each of our partners below is hiring today - click on a logo to explore careers at that company!