Career Center

Are you looking for a new coaching position? If so make time during the convention to take advantage of the career services offered to AVCA Convention attendees. Last year at the convention in Omaha the AVCA launched a new Career Center that included one-on-one career counseling sessions, resume review and critique as well as career development focused roundtable presentations/discussions. Due to the popularity of the Career Center the AVCA is offering even more career development opportunities in Columbus.Career counselors will be available to meet one-on-one and discuss the issues most important to your individual career development. This includes tips for salary negotiation, improving interview skills, identifying networking opportunities, building your personal brand, how to search for jobs and more. The career counselors will also be available to assist in resume writing and critique so bring your resume with you to the convention. This year Division I and Division II coaches will have an opportunity to meet with a legal expert to discuss contract language, negotiation strategy and other legal issues. Please note these counseling sessions are offered complimentary to convention attendees.

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Attendees at the AVCA Convention

Another new Career Center feature is a professional photographer will be available to provide coaches a complimentary headshot photo that would be appropriate for business use. Coaches will be able to schedule a 5-minute appointment in the Career Center to have the photo made. Please check the schedule below for the hours the photographer will be available.

In addition the Career Center will have an area for posting open positions as well as posting resumes. Those who have an open position are encouraged to bring the job description to the convention or e-mail the description in advance to Kayla Pickrell at kayla.pickrell@avca.org. Job openings will be posted and assigned a job number. Those interested in applying will submit a resume to AVCA staff who will then give those resumes to the person who posted the job. A room will be available for those that would like to conduct an interview onsite. A separate area in the Career Center will be available for those coaches searching for a job who would like to post a resume.

Career counseling times, presentation topics and the photographer schedule are as follows (all Career Center activities are located in Hall D of the convention center):

 Coaches seeking assistance with resume writing, resume critique, interviewing skills and general career development topics should schedule an appointment with Janice Worthington or Jeremy Worthington. Coaches seeking assistance on sports industry specific career topics should schedule an appointment with Megan Kahn or Celia Slater.  Division I or Division II coaches seeking advice on contracts or legal issues should schedule an appointment with Garry Rosenfield.

Thursday, Dec. 15
Complimentary headshot photos available 10 a.m. – Noon and 3 – 5 p.m.

Janice Worthington & Jeremy Worthington
Counseling: 2:30– 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: Tools for Getting the Job You Want – Examining Resumes, Cover Letters and LinkedIn Resources
3 – 3:30 p.m.

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Counseling: 2:45 – 5:15 p.m.
*Please note Garry Rosenfield’s counseling appointments are open to DI and DII coaches only
Presentation: Contracts 101 – The Essentials of Coaching Contracts
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Celia Slater
Counseling: 3 – 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 16
Complimentary headshot photos available 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Megan Kahn
Counseling: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Garry Rosenfield
Counseling: 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
*Please note Garry Rosenfield’s counseling appointments are open to DI and DII coaches only
Presentation: Managing Difficult Situations with Student-Athletes
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Janice Worthington & Jeremy Worthington
Counseling: 1:30– 7:30 p.m.
Presentation: When Great Coaches Give Poor Interviews – Tips and Strategies for Improving Interviewing Skills
2:30 – 3 p.m.

Celia Slater
Counseling: 3:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Presentation: Career Mapping 101 – Know Your True North (Values, Life Story, etc.)
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

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Megan Kahn

Saturday, Dec. 17
Complimentary headshot photos available 9 a.m. – Noon

Megan Kahn
Counseling: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Presentation: How to Find Balance in Your Work-Life
9 – 9:30 a.m.

Celia Slater
Counseling: 8:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Presentation: Career Roadmap – Access-Plan-Practice-Reflect (Take the Coaching COMPASS Assessment)
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Janice Worthington & Jeremy Worthington
Counseling: 9 a.m. – Noon
Presentation: How to Avoid the Biggest Job Search Mistakes
11:30 a.m. – Noon

Career Counselors:

Megan Kahn  

Megan Kahn is the Executive Director of the Alliance of Women Coaches. Megan is a former collegiate athlete, NCAA Division I assistant basketball coach and athletic administrator. In 2013, she founded her own collegiate consulting company, KAHNSULTING, and continues to collaborate with coaches and administrators across the country. Prior to assuming the Executive Director role, she focused on building connections and community through social media strategies, as well as coordinating operations and logistics for Alliance’s national and regional events. Megan spent four years at the Atlantic 10 Conference office, acting as associate commissioner from 2010 to 2012, where she served in many capacities, including men’s and women’s basketball oversight, strategic planning, and social media efforts. Prior to the Atlantic 10, Megan worked at the Atlantic Coast Conference office, where she was as an administrative assistant for women’s basketball. After leaving the coaching profession, Megan got her start in administration in 2005–06, working for the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).

Garry Rosenfield

Garry Rosenfield began working with Coaches Inc. in June 2012. Garry is a 2013 graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, and also brings experience in sports communications. He attended law school immediately after his undergraduate work at the University of Connecticut was completed in 2010, and is from Upton, Massachusetts – a small town outside of Worcester. Garry plays a role in all legal work pertaining to client representation including contract advisement and negotiation.

 Celia Slater

Celia Slater is co-founder of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy (WCA) and The Alliance of Women Coaches (The Alliance). She has almost 30 years’ experience in college athletics both as a collegiate basketball coach and as executive director of the WCA and the Alliance. In 2014, Celia branched out on her own to launch True North Sports with a desire to extend her work to male and female head and assistant coaches and explore creative new ways to tackle other challenging civil rights issues in collegiate athletics related to race, gender and sexuality. Her services include educational program development, mastermind groups for coaches and one-on-one “coaching the coach,” sessions. Celia is also the founder of the Assistant Coach Immersion Program (ACIP).

 Janice Worthington

Janice R. Worthington, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP is founder and President of Worthington Career Services, a nationally recognized career coaching firm for executives and professionals. Forecasting critical needs for executive recruiting, outplacement and high impact branding strategies, Worthington Career Services, originally known as Fortune 500 Communications, opened its doors focused on applicant empowerment in 1973. Janice is known for advising some of America’s highest-ranking industry leaders. Janice has assisted over 43,000 clients in all aspects of job search, portfolio presentation, search strategies, interview methodologies and job offer negotiations. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer and Internationally Certified Job & Career Transition Coach. Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches has named her one of the Top 10 Industry Leaders in 1999. As the career columnist for Business First of Columbus her articles appear monthly and she serves as career coach at CareerBoard.com. She has also been featured in Top 100 Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Career, Business Week Online, Kiplingers.com, Techies.com, Jobspectrum.org and Carerknowhow.com. Janice holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Journalism from Miami University.

Jeremy Worthington

Jeremy Worthington provides a life-long association with job search tools and strategies complimented with a Bachelors in Human Resources, Associates in Business Management and practical experience in corporate and government arenas. This background has contributed to the success of Worthington Career Services, a nationally recognized and greatly respected career coaching firm. Recognizing an additional demand, he has since partnered with Janice Worthington in the launch of Buckeye Résumés and Job Search School. He is a Certified Advanced Résumé Writer and Certified Job Search and Transition Coach with memberships in Career Directors International, Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches, Corporate Recruiters Exchange, Columbus Recruiters Exchange and the Scioto Ridge Job Networking Group. He has been published in several how-to books and has been invited as guest speaker to several organizations.

 

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