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Archive for March 2011

WOGL interview with Tami Caesar and Sondra De Antonio

Posted by pae on 23rd March 2011

WOGL interviewed Tami Caesar and Dr. Sandra De Antonio during MS Awareness Week.

Tami Caesar, the president of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, has worked with the MS Society for 20 years in Seattle and Orlando before moving to Philadelphia in 2009.

Dr. Sondra De Antonio was a practicing neurologist when she was diagnosed with MS in 2006. She is now heavily involved with the National MS Society as a volunteer, with a special emphasis on public policy issues.

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Legal Rights: Accommodations & Disclosure

Posted by pae on 23rd March 2011

Learn your rights and responsibilities as a person working with MS. If you are currently concerned about your job performance and wondering if it is time to tell your employer about your MS and request accommodations, this presentation may be for you. Speaker: Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Client Assistance Program

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Job Readiness: Resume & Interviewing Tips

Posted by pae on 23rd March 2011

With the tough economy, today’s job market is more competitive than ever before. Learn tips on selling yourself by creating a knock-out resume and demonstrating your abilities during an interview. Speaker: Ken Krieger, The Judge Group

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Professionals with MS Share their Journeys

Posted by pae on 23rd March 2011

Professionals who are currently working share their experiences. Panelists will share techniques they have used to be successful at their job despite their diagnosis of MS.

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Networking: How to Build Connections

Posted by pae on 23rd March 2011

Enhance your communication skills and learn techniques to network both in person and through online social networking tools to help with your job search and beyond. Speaker: Karen Huller, Charesume

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Maximize Your Potential: Know Your Skill Set

Posted by pae on 23rd March 2011

Discover ways to recognize your own skill set, strengths and weaknesses that can help you determine the best field for you. Speaker: Karen Huller, Charesume

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Symptom Management on the Job

Posted by pae on 23rd March 2011

Learn practical ways to help manage common symptoms such as fatigue and cognitive challenges on the job to help you reach your full potential. Speaker: Theresa Paylor, Drexel Med

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Economic Issues and Concerns: Staying Positive during the Job Search

Posted by pae on 23rd March 2011

Looking for a job, particularly in the current economy, can be a frustrating, lengthy process that can lead to negative thinking. Learn ways to maintain motivation and a positive outlook while searching for your next job. Speaker: Cindy Howes, www.cindyhowes.com

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Building your Employment Toolkit: Utilizing Resources to Maximize Employment

Posted by pae on 23rd March 2011

Phil Rumrill, the foremost authority on employment and MS, delivered the keynote speech "Building your Employment Toolkit: Utilizing Resources to Maximize Employment" at the 2011 MS Employment Conference.

Phillip D. Rumrill Jr., PhD, CRC, is a professor of rehabilitation counseling and director of the Center for Disabilities Studies at Kent State University.

Dr. Rumrill is author of “Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis” and six other major books, 140 journal articles and 40 book chapters on rehabilitation, counseling and education. A frequent presenter at national and international conferences, he has received numerous awards, most recently the 2005 Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year Award from the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.

In addition to his extensive professional credentials, Dr. Rumrill’s experience with blindness gives him personal insight into living and working with a significant disability.

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