Upcoming MCT Meetings

No MCT session is held in August.


September 11, 2021

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Assessing Organizational Culture for "Fit"

Speaker:  Dr. Laura Dowling

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration for this FREE event coming soon. Registration will end September 10 at noon.

Prerequisite - Complete two assessments prior to session. Please download the file and complete the following assessments prior to the seminar:

Culture Deck Assessments

This session explains the complexity of the phenomena of organizational culture and climate and the sources and types of leadership power. Participants will learn how personality alignment with culture and leadership style is a key factor in determining satisfaction on the job. Participants will learn strategies and tactics for better determining cultural and hiring manager fit pre-hire.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to identify the eight prevailing organizational cultures
  • How personality and culture are intertwined
  • How to determine personal alignment with an organization’s culture and hiring manager using tools provided in the session

Dr. Laura Dowling's Bio:

Dr. Laura Dowling is an author, keynote speaker, and scholar specializing in leadership, change resilience, and how to use brain science for improved outcomes in business and higher education. She has 25 years of corporate experience in highly regulated industries, building and leading teams to exceed financial and operational expectations. She holds an MBA in Technology Management and multiple technical and soft skills certifications.

Dr. Dowling has 15 years of experience designing and teaching courses in business administration, healthcare administration, strategic management, and leadership. An experienced consultant, coach, and business advisor, she combines theoretical and practical knowledge to enhance hard and soft skill development, equipping individuals and organizations to effectively navigate complex business dynamics in the rapidly changing world of work.


October 9, 2021

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Ace the Interview: Preparing for a job Interview

Speaker:  Lalena Kennedy

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration for this FREE event coming soon. Registration will end October 8 at noon.

Qualifications can land you an interview, but executing a successful meeting requires more than just possessing the right skills for the job. Acing a job interview requires a combination of confidence, strategy, and preparation.

In this presentation, we’ll cover what you need to know to ensure a successful interview – including how to prep, what to expect the day of, and following up afterwards. We’ll review interview questions that are likely to be asked and the best ways to answer each.

You’ll learn how to craft anecdotes for each accomplishment, and how to make sure these stories have the opportunity to be shared in the interview. We’ll also spend time discussing effective questions to ask the interviewer.

Join us to gain confidence, a competitive advantage over other candidates, and maximize your chance of a job offer!

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Understand what the interviewer really wants to know when asking an interview question
  • Identify the most frequent interview mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Anticipate the most common interview questions and answer them clearly and succinctly

Lalena Kennedy's Bio:

Lalena Kennedy is a Career Coach and Personal Branding Specialist who helps professionals present their best selves through resumes, LinkedIn profiles, interview preparation, and job search strategy. She can help you to market yourself by highlighting what skills make you valuable and unique – and then easily convey to others what you have to offer.