Sheila Curran, Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Duke University Career Center

"Career Mapping: Short and Long Term Strategies."

Road maps are a useful tool for finding your way to a particular destination. They identify a specified location and the multiple ways to reach it. Career maps can be just as useful, but constructing them is difficult. What is the right career destination for me? What skills and attributes will I need? What roads are likely to get me where I want to go as quickly as possible? How do I overcome road blocks? This seminar will explore ways of thinking about career direction, and strategies to best prepare yourself for the journey.

Sheila Curran is currently the Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, with the career center at Duke University. Prior to coming to Duke in January, 2003, Sheila spent 20 years at Brown University, including 7 years as director of Career Services. Her prior experience is in all areas of human resources, and she has earned lifetime certification as a Senior Practitioner in Human Resources. Sheila has a BA in Russian and Persian from Durham University in England and a postgraduate qualification in Education from the University of London. She is passionate about helping students lay the groundwork for successful and satisfying careers and is also the co-author of a book published in May 2006 by Ten Speed Press, titled Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career.