This webinar is for secondary and postsecondary teachers, counselors, career coaches, and others supporting students in career exploration. You will learn how to partner with students to explore a variety of career pathways, including those nontraditional by gender. Your students will benefit by gaining fresh perspectives on career options, enhanced decision-making skills, and increased confidence.
In this webinar, participants will:
• Discover how to coach students in career exploration
• Increase self and student awareness of nontraditional career options, including STEM
• Empower students to base career choice on factors including interests and skills, not gender stereotypes
Participants will walk away with tips, tools, and strategies to coach students on career exploration and expand student awareness of diverse career options.
Presenter: Joan Runnheim Olson – Nontraditional Careers Expert
Joan Runnheim Olson is a multi-certified career coach, workshop presenter, and owner of Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC. For the past 10 years, Joan has worked in various venues to encourage nontraditional career paths for males and females. For 7+ years, Joan served as a career expert for Monster.com, hosting “Women in Nontraditional Careers” message board. Her article titled, “Breaking the Gender Barrier,” was published in ACTE’s Techniques magazine. Joan also contributed to the book, Work Smarts: Be a Winner on the Job, published in 2012, with a chapter on nontraditional careers. She doesn’t share fluff, theory, or "wishful thinking." Joan provides practical, applicable, no-nonsense tips, tools, and strategies.