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Denver AmeriCorps Week LAFTA Conference
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5/18/2007
When: 05/18/2007
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: American Red Cross/Metro Volunteers
444 Sherman St
Denver, Colorado  80203
Contact: Erica Severson

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AmeriCorps Alums is hosting the Plant a Seed Life After AmeriCorps Conference in celebration of National AmeriCorps Week May 13-19, 2007.  The conference is open to all current AmeriCorps members and is being conducted entirely by alums!


1:00 pm

Effective Resume Writing
Learn the "dos and don'ts" of resume writing.
Jean M. Cimino, MPH, Independent Public Health Consultant, AmeriCorps*Alum: National AIDS Fund,1998-2000

Networking into a Job
Learn how to leverage your AmeriCorps service to create a social/professional network to help your job search and expand your social circle.
Shanda Vangas, Development Director, Mile High Youth Corps, AmeriCorps*Alum: NCCC Classes I & II,1994-96

Exploring Teaching Programs
Interested in becoming a teacher? Explore your options in this workshop.
Zak Martin, Program Director, CARENET AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps*Alum: VISTA,2001


2:00 pm

Effective Resume Writing (repeated)
Learn the "dos and don'ts" of resume writing.
Jean M. Cimino, MPH, Independent Public Health Consultant, AmeriCorps*Alum: National AIDS Fund,1998-2000

Present your best self: Tips on Phone and In-Person Interviews
Know how best to present yourself in any interview by participating in this interactive workshop.
Megan Ream, Development Coordinator, Continental Divide Trail Alliance, AmeriCorps*Alum: Student Conservation Association (SCA),2004

Joining the Peace Corps
Find out what you need to know to continue your service in the Peace Corps and the benefits of doing so.
Mark Schlink, Regional Recruiter, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps*Alum: VISTA Leader National Community Reinvestment Coalition,2002-03


3:00 pm

Travel Abroad
Want to travel the world? Find out how this AmeriCorps Alum and Peace Corps Alum conducted a 15 month trip around the world.
Josh Williams, AmeriCorps*Alum: Habitat for Humanity, 1998-99 & Erin Lafferty, Peace Corps*Alum: Tanzania,1999-01

Financial Smarts and Using Your Education Award
Get practical advice on how to use your Ed Award after your service and advice on what to do when you start earning "real" paychecks.
Curt McDermott, Program Manager, Project YES Youth Center AmeriCorps*Alum: Androscoggin River Watershed Council, City Year New Hampshire, Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley,2003-05 & Walter Sharp, Independent Financial Advisor

One-on-One Resume Help
Meet with an alum who can give you advice on your resume. Bring a copy of yours that includes your current AmeriCorps service on it.


4:00 pm
Closing Remarks and Networking


Space is limited, RSVP at: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/ericaseverson@gmail.com/LAFTA





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