Allison Cheston, Career Connector


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How to Reinvigorate Your Career This Fall


For many people September presents a fresh start—like going back to school, it’s a time of renewed motivation and enthusiasm. Three things that help me get restarted are writing,  taking a course and attending a conference  especially in person. There’s nothing more inspiring than being in a shared interest group, with a lot of great speakers. And classes offer unlimited opportunities to network in a friendly setting.

To kickstart some ideas, I gathered a few upcoming conferences and classes in NYC that look interesting. If you’re in another city and you’d like some help identifying similar events, just email me here.

To take steps in your career or if you’re thinking of starting a business, here’s a conference in NYC that looks good, a “Pop-Up School“.

For women considering a career in advertising, here’s a good one from Advertising Women of NY:

NY Women in Communications is a wonderful organization and they have an annual Student Career Conference for those considering a career in media and communications.

I love the organization NY Creative Interns, started by Emily Miether. They have a course on creative careers in start-ups.

And separately but related, if you’re considering grad school, Idealist has a very popular fair dedicated to grad school options:

If you decide to attend any of these events I’d really like your feedback. Happy Fall!