Workshop offers chance to explore career options

By Wendy Arquilla

Women who feel they are going nowhere in their jobs or careers have an opportunity to explore their options.

NIU’s University Resources for Women is hosting a career exploration workshop for women who are asking themselves “Is there anything else out there for me?” or “How do I build on what I already have?”

“The workshop will concentrate on the personalities, interests and values of women in the work world,” said Betty Baugh, executive secretary for the University Resources for Women.

She said the workshop will concentrate on women over 25 who are stuck in jobs that they feel are going nowhere.

Women interested in changing careers or taking a career in a different direction also will have their interests addressed.

Baugh said there will be four group sessions in which the participants will be given career inventory tests to pinpoint their interests.

Additionally, Mary Vermulen, doctoral student in counseling at NIU and counselor at Black Hawk College, will go over the results of these tests both in the group and individually to explore career options, Baugh said.

The charge for the group sessions are $6 and will be held Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3 and 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the University Resources for Women building, 105 Normal Road.

Baugh said women should call ahead of time if they plan to attend because space is limited.

“There may be more sessions at a different time frame if enough interest is expressed,” she said.