WABI advances virtual career exploration workshops

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Lisa Carter, a career counselor with the University of Maine Career Center, and Jason Aylmer, a recruitment specialist with the Graduate School, about the recently launched Virtual Career Exploration and Graduate School Workshop Series. Aylmer notes that the focus of these workshops is on helping the community by supporting displaced workers. Collaborator and career counselor Lisa Carter agrees. “We’re hoping that these videos help people think about their values and where they’re at in their life,” she said. “Do they want to go back to school, do they want to try a certificate program?” Carter and Aylmer know that developing new skills can facilitate career change. The video series provides resources for career exploration, job search and graduate school options, including highlighting programs still accepting applications for the fall. Recorded workshops and other video resources are available on the Graduate School’s YouTube channel. The next live workshop will be held at 2 p.m. July 15. More information is available on the Graduate School website.