Maintaining Job Search Momentum through the Holidays


Monday, December 13, 2021, 11:00am to 12:30pm


Online via Zoom

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.

Title: Maintaining Job Search Momentum through the Holidays
Facilitators: Laurie Stickels and Michele King Harrington

About the Facilitators:

Laurie Stickels is the Senior Internal Talent Consultant at the Center for Workplace Development at Harvard University. In this role, she designs and delivers programming for staff to identify key strengths and career goals. She provides resources and coaching on all aspects of the career development process including self-assessment, resume and LinkedIn development, networking, and interviewing strategies and job search scope.

Laurie has a Master’s Degree from Emerson College in Organizational and Business Communication and a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University in Neurobiology and Behavior. In April 2019, Laurie received her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College. She is experienced with a range of assessment tools including Myers Briggs Step I and Step II, Strengthsfinder, VIA Character Strengths and SkillScan.

Michele King Harrington is a Career Development Consultant in Human Resources at MIT. Her work includes the delivery of counseling services to MIT employees. She also delivers learning and training in the form of career development workshops and modules, self-assessment tools and strategic goal setting strategies for use in individual, small group counseling and in class workshops. In her career development work at MIT, she has coached and advised employees and students on steps to improve their professional development and career opportunities.

Michele has worked in career settings, in both higher education and the nonprofit sector. She worked in the Global Education Career Development office at MIT, working with the Freshman Alumni Summer Internship Program (FASIP) and the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP) for sophomore engineering students. In the nonprofit world, she worked as a job developer with at risk youth and parenting teens to develop their job ready skills for reentry to the workforce.

Michele’s holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and American Literature from Boston University and a Masters in Human Resource Education from Boston University School of Education. Her certifications include the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Mediation training and a Public Relations certification. With a strong sense of collaboration, customer service, connection and a focus on building relationships, she has helped employees to navigate MIT and to achieve their career goals within the Institute.