Events

  • 2018 Feb 06

    Over 40 Job Seekers Connection

    Repeats every 2 weeks every Tuesday, 2 times .
    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Over 40 Job Seekers Connection is a networking group that focuses on the unique challenges facing individuals over the age of 40 who are pursuing or transitioning to a new career or searching for a new job. Led by Ginny Rehberg, President of Rehberg Management Group, each session has a facilitated discussion on topics including ageism, discrimination law, discussing career changes or transitions, overcoming being “overqualified,” and shattering stereotypes.

    The group will have a limited number of spaces, so please reserve your spot ahead of time by...

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  • 2018 Feb 07

    Beginner Microsoft Word for Allston-Brighton Residents

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    This course is intended for Harvard Ed Portal members who want to learn basic Word skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and employing a variety of techniques for improving the appearance and accuracy of document content.

    Prerequisites: Participants must be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Navigate and perform common tasks in Word, such as...
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  • 2018 Feb 07

    Harvard Careers in Construction Information Session

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Are you considering a career in the building trades but don't have any experience? The Harvard Careers in Construction Program (HCCP) provides training, resources, mentoring, work experience, and job search assistance in preparation for the Building Pathways Program and Building Trade Apprenticeships. HCCP aims to help participants secure gainful, long-term employment in the construction industry. You must be an Allston-Brighton resident or Ed Portal member to participate. Join us for an information session to learn more and apply!

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  • 2018 Feb 09

    Microsoft Word Practice Session

    9:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Harvard Ed Portal members will be guided through practice activities to refresh their Microsoft Word skills.  Activities are based on beginner and intermediate skill level.  It is recommended you attend our Beginner or Intermediate Word class before registering.

    Please note: You must be a member of the Harvard Ed Portal, live in Allston-Brighton or be the parent/guardian of a student who attends the Gardner Pilot Academy to attend this course. The Harvard Ed Portal reserves the right to cancel RSVP for registrants who do not meet...

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  • 2018 Feb 10

    Welcome Home: A Creative Writing Workshop

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    "Welcome Home" is a creative writing workshop that explores the concept of home as it relates to our bodies and complex identities. Students in grades 9-12 will explore the ways in which memory and identity live in the body. Participants will find new ways to connect with and take ownership of their bodies and identities through various mindfulness, writing, and movement exercises.

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  • 2018 Feb 12

    Monday Job Seekers Connection

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Mar 26 2018 except Mon Jan 16 2017, Mon Feb 20 2017, Mon May 29 2017, Mon Jul 03 2017, Mon Jul 10 2017, Mon Jul 17 2017, Mon Jul 24 2017, Mon Jul 31 2017, Mon Sep 04 2017, Mon Dec 25 2017, Mon Jan 01 2018.
    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Connecting with other job seekers can make all the difference between exhaustion and enthusiasm. Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques. You are invited to exchange job leads, business cards, resumes, networking techniques, and interviewing tips. The topics addressed each week are based on input from the group—so come prepared to articulate the kind of job you are seeking.

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  • 2018 Feb 12

    Tech Talk for Educators: Social Media for Family Engagement

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    By better understanding digital trends in social media, educators can open channels of communication with students and families. From likes to retweets and comments, social media provides endless opportunities for families to get involved. Yet these tools can also raise a number of questions. What platform is best for open discussions? What type of content is most interesting or useful to parents?

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for Tech Talk for Educators: Social Media for Family Engagement, a free workshop presented by Rhianon Gutierrez, Digital Learning Specialist at Boston...

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  • 2018 Feb 12

    The Brand Called You!

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What is my personal brand?

    What’s the difference between my brand and my skills?

    Do I have a “reputation” and what am I known for?

    How do I enhance my brand for career success?

    Success at work involves not only what you do (skills) but also how you do it (brand). Your reputation at work whether positive, neutral, or negative has major impact on your career goals and direction. This session will give you the insights you need to build your brand, increase your influence, and expand your...

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  • 2018 Feb 14

    Basic Tax Issues for Small Businesses

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Learn about how the way you organize and operate your business can affect your tax status and liabilities. Also, learn about your responsibilities as a business owner and employer and learn the common mistakes small business owners and how best to avoid them. This workshop will take some of the mystery out of these issues to help you operate your business soundly and within the law.

    We cannot give you specific tax advice regarding your business or situation, but will help you understand the basic principles.

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  • 2018 Feb 16

    Beginner Microsoft Excel for Allston-Brighton Residents

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    This course is intended for Harvard Ed Portal members who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

    Pre-requisites: Participants must be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Participants should also be comfortable working in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications,...

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