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Southern Oregon University



Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Higher Education Center
101 S. Bartlett St., Medford


Transform Yourself

Career Transformations is a one-day event for mid-career people ready for significant career change.

  • Hear from people who have made successful career transitions.
  • Learn about growth areas in the Rogue Valley.
  • Explore resources for starting your own business.
  • Listen in on employers discussing mid-level hiring needs.
  • Resources for You

Talk directly with representatives from regional sources to help you assess and improve your skills, market yourself, create a business, finance your education, and much more.  This is not a commercial event; all organizations are non-profit or government providers of service here to let you know about services available to help you re-career.


  • Finding Work at 50+
  • Building Your Personal Brand
  • Soul Search
  • Making Self Employment Work for You
  • Assessment & Online Resources


Registration cost is $10. We encourage advance registration. Space is limited.

Click here to register online or call 541-552-6899 to register by phone.

Sponsored by Southern Oregon University, Rogue Community College, WorkSource Oregon Employment Department, The Job Council, AARP, Southern Oregon Media Group and Jackson County Library Services.

Career Transformations is sponsored by:

  • Southern Oregon University
  • Rogue Community College
  • The WorkSource Oregon Employment Department
  • Small Business Development Center
  • The Job Council
  • AARP
  • Southern Oregon Media Group
  • Jackson County Library Services

Keynote Speakers

Geneva Craig, PhD, RN: The Courage to Change When Presented with Life Challenges

8:30 am - Registration/Check in

9:00-9:30 am - Keynote Speaker: Geneva Craig, PhD, RN; The Courage to Change when Presented with Life Challenges

During each session participants may choose between a panel discussion and a workshop.

9:45-10:45 am - Presentations (choose one)

Panel Presentation:
Removing Roadblocks to Your Success

How do you begin to change direction? How can you convert years of experience into something that catches the eye of a new type of employer? What typical mistakes trip up a re-careerer?direction? How can you convert years of experience into something that catches the eye of a new type of employer? What typical mistakes trip up a re-careerer?


Making Self Employment Work for You: Look at what it really takes to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Building An Online Professional Identity: Learn to market yourself online and gain more visibility by potential employers.

10:45 am - Resource Room Opens

11:00 am-11:45 am - Keynote Speaker: Ainoura Oussenbec, WorkSource Oregon Employment Department; Labor Market Trends

11:45 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch on your own. Resource Room remains open.

1:00 pm - Resource Room closes

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Presentations (choose one)

Panel Presentation:
Emerging/Hot Careers

Meet people from employment sectors where future occupations are being created.  What skills do they need, what kind of people would they want to hire?


Finding Work at 50+: How can you compete in a job market that seems to favor younger workers?

Soul Search: Explore how to find the right new direction for you.

2:15-3:15 pm - Presentations (choose one)

The Employer's Perspective

Hear from leading employers about their mid-level employment opportunities for growth, how to package skills from one career to apply to your new direction, and what they look for in resumes and interviews.


Making Self Employment Work for You: Look closer at what it really takes to succeed as an entrepreneur;

Assessment & Online Resources: Take a series of vocational exploration assessments to determine your next steps, and hear from area experts about additional resources to help maximize your job search.

Representative AARP Oregon, Diversity Advisory Council, and Clinical Program Coordinator Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Rogue Regional Medical Center

Ainoura Oussenbec, Workforce Analyst, WorkSource Oregon Employment Department: Labor Market Trends

Get the inside scoop on growth areas for the Rogue Valley.  Equip yourself with knowledge about emerging markets, hot careers, and jobs that are in demand for your talents.