Career Center

Are you looking for a new coaching position? If so make time during the convention to take advantage of the complimentary career services offered to AVCA Convention attendees.

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. In addition, Division I and Division II coaches are invited to meet with a legal expert to discuss contract language, negotiation strategy and other legal issues.

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Attendees at the AVCA Convention

Again this year a professional photographer will be available to provide coaches with a complimentary headshot photo that would be appropriate for business use. Coaches may stop by the Career Center as their schedule permits to have the photo taken. Please check the schedule below for the hours the photographer will be available.

The Career Center will also 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 Allison Ivetic at allison.ivetic@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 E of the convention center):

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

 

Thursday, Dec. 14
Complimentary headshot photos available 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Megan Kahn
Counseling: 2 – 4 p.m.
Presentation: Dream Job – Get It or Live It
2:30 – 3 p.m.

Karen Silins
Counseling: 2 – 5 p.m.

Garry Rosenfield
Counseling: 2:15 – 4:45 p.m.
*Please note Garry Rosenfield’s counseling appointments are open to DI and DII coaches only
Presentation: Contracts 101 – Understanding the Most Important Parts of Your Employment Agreement
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

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TBD
Counseling: 3 – 5 p.m.

 

Friday, Dec. 15
Complimentary headshot photos available 1:30 – 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: Student-Athlete Issues – Working Through Problems the Right Way
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Karen Silins
Counseling: 1:15– 7:15 p.m.
Presentation: Title TBD
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

TBD
Counseling: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Presentation: Title TBD
2:30 – 3 p.m.

Megan Kahn
Counseling: 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

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Megan Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, Dec. 16
Complimentary headshot photos available 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

TBD
Counseling: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Presentation: Title TBD
9 – 9:30 a.m.

Karen Silins
Counseling: 9 a.m. – Noon
Presentation: Title TBD
11:30 a.m. – Noon

Megan Kahn
Counseling: 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Presentation: Finding Balance in Your Work-Life
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Career Counselors:

Megan Kahn  

A former collegiate athlete, NCAA Division I assistant basketball coach and athletic administrator, Megan Kahn brings a vast perspective to the Alliance of Women Coaches. She assumed the role of Executive Director on August 1, 2016. In her first year, she has already spearheaded the first-ever annual giving campaign and secured several sponsors and strategic partners. Prior to assuming the executive director position, she served in several capacities for the Alliance, focusing on coordinating event and educational program operations and building connections and engagement through social media and communication strategies. In 2013, Megan founded her own collegiate consulting company, KAHNSULTING, in which she collaborated with administrators and coaches across the country in various championship and event management roles. Kahn spent four years at the Atlantic 10 Conference office, most recently as associate commissioner from 2010-12, where she served in many capacities, including men’s and women’s basketball oversight, strategic planning, and social media efforts.

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.

 Karen Silins 

Karen Silins is President and Owner of A-Plus Career & Resume, LLC. She is on the cutting edge of career coaching techniques and resume development trends, and committed to individual, personalized service, providing a realistic approach to the clients’ goals through a variety of career coaching competencies. Karen’s desire for continuing education, and active status in resume and career industry organizations are well represented by her multiple certifications, memberships, and variety of professional credits. Karen is certified as an Advanced Resume Writer, Career Management Coach, Employment Interview Professional and a Career Transitions and Assessment Coach. In addition, she is a member of the National Resume Writers Association, National Career Development Association and Forbes Coaches Council among many others.

 

 

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