Berkeley College Alumni

Alumni Reunion Weekend 2013 - Friday and Saturday Event and Session Descriptions

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 - NEW JERSEY
44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ

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TIME TOPIC DESCRIPTION COST
9:00am Registration and Breakfast with President Dario Cortes Join us for breakfast and a special College update from President Dario Cortes, plus pick up your registration packet, meet and greet with other alumni, and kickoff the weekend! Free
10:00am Session Option #1: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management SNEAK PEEK: NEW NON-CREDIT COURSE!
Is the next great entrepreneur hiding inside you? Find out in this seminar! Attendees will develop a better understanding of what entrepreneurship is and how it differs from small businesses, as well as learn the steps needed to bring a great idea to fruition.
Free
  Professor Stan Herman    
  Session Option #2: Enhancing Productivity with Microsoft Office 2010 SNEAK PEEK: NEW NON-CREDIT COURSE!
Get an overview of the productivity-enhancing capabilities available within Microsoft Office 2010 and develop a working understanding of how to select the right tools for various tasks.
Free
  Professor Jim Lee    
11:00am Session Option #1: Be a Rock Star at Work - Facilitating Healthy Human Relations in the Workplace Effective human relations are at the core of successful organizations and relationships. However, managing human relations can be one of the most critical challenges to furthering your career. Do you have the ability to interact effectively with a diverse range of people? Are you sensitive to the needs of others and do you treat others with humanity? Are conflicts at work getting out of control? Learn foundational principles and strategies for creating healthier relationships at work while maintaining appropriate boundaries and taking care of yourself. Free
  Professor Byron Hargrove    
  Session Option #2: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer and Others in Government After reading scandalous headlines regarding elected officials like Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner, it may seem like the terms "code of ethics" and "politician" are contradictory. Unlike many other professions, U.S. elected officials are not governed by a code of ethics; however, politicians are subject to ethics laws that are designed to police their conduct. Find out what happens when ethics are lost and what we, the people, can do to change it. Free
  Professor Cristina Guarneri    
12:00pm Alumni/Student Luncheon Meet Berkeley College student leaders and hear the inside scoop on the Woodland Park Renaissance. $15
2:00pm Session Option #1: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management SNEAK PEEK - NEW NON-CREDIT COURSE!
Is the next great entrepreneur hiding inside you? Find out in this seminar! Attendees will develop a better understanding of what entrepreneurship is and how it differs from small businesses, as well as learn the steps needed to bring a great idea to fruition.
Free
  Professor Stan Herman    
  Session Option #2: What's My Type? Myers-Briggs for Everyday Life Who am I??? Find out by taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a model of personality typing that provides insight into how and why people understand and approach the world in different ways. Gain insight into career paths, romance, family, relationships, and what motivates you! Free
  Sandra Coppola, Personal Counseling    
3:00pm Session Option #1: Enhancing Productivity with Microsoft Office 2010 SNEAK PEEK: NEW NON-CREDIT COURSE!
Get an overview of the productivity-enhancing capabilities available within Microsoft Office 2010 and develop a working understanding of how to select the right tools for various tasks.
Free
  Professor Jim Lee    
  Session Option #2: Art's Influence on Fashion Many people think that the art and fashion worlds are two distinct disciplines, but the two visual mediums have been intertwined for centuries. Learn how art and fashion influence our lives and make it a much more interesting place. Free
  Professor Pamela Snyder-Gallagher    
4:00pm Refreshments End the afternoon with light refreshments. Free
5:00pm Bus to Hudson River Pier, Weehawken Hop on a chartered bus in Woodland Park and travel to the pier for a Faculty Mixer and Hudson River Dinner Cruise! The bus will return to Woodland Park at approximately 10:30 pm. Free
6:30pm Faculty Mixer and Hudson River Dinner Cruise Join alumni and faculty aboard Spirit Cruises for a special evening of dining, dancing, entertainment, and spectacular views. Beer and wine included. Regularly a $155 value! $42.50
 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 – NEW YORK
12 East 41st Street, New York, NY

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TIME TOPIC DESCRIPTION COST
9:00am Registration and Breakfast Join us for breakfast, pick up your registration packet, meet and greet with other alumni, and kickoff the weekend! Free
9:30am Alumni Leaders Panel: Reinvent Yourself Are you thinking about how to change your life and reinvent yourself? Has life taken an unexpected turn you never anticipated? Hear inspiring testimonials and get practical advice from alumni who've faced that same challenge and embraced personal transformation. Free
11:00am Session Option #1: How to Fire Someone Research shows an individual makes roughly 773,618 decisions over a lifetime and will regret 143,262. How can we practice good judgment and avoid the decision making tradition of guessing and then assigning blame to someone else after we get poor results? Find out how to navigate tricky situations and eliminate the biases, feelings, and instincts that impede the decision making process. Free
  Professor Paul Pensabene    
  Session Option #2: Hashtags, Feeds, Handles...Oh My! Decoding Social Media Social media can be overwhelming, so the question is - does it really work? Does it keep you connected in a positive way? Can one use it to develop a professional network? Does it help to sell products and services? And the answer is, it depends. It depends on how you use it! This session explores popular social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and explains how to maximize their use, whether it's to build your business or your own personal profile. Free
  Professor Joshua T. Williams    
12:00pm President's Luncheon Join President Dario Cortes for a special luncheon, including information on Berkeley’s strategic plan, new academic programs, and upcoming initiatives. $15
1:15pm Session Option #1: Field Trip: Famous Venues of American Music Take a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the world's most beautiful and historic venues in the world of music. Free
  Professor Thomas R. Miller    
  Session Option #2: Career Boot Camp Sharpen your professional image with this interactive workshop designed to help take your career to the next level. Learn how to impress a current boss, stand out from the crowd, and market yourself to prospective employers through effective communication, compelling resumes, and social media tools like LinkedIn. Free
  Amy Soricelli, Career Services    
4:00pm Champagne Toast and Networking Hour Featuring the Faculty Band Don't miss the final event of Alumni Reunion Weekend, featuring Berkeley College’s own faculty band The Liberal Artists, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to network. Bring your business cards! Free