University College at Fairfield University presents free seminar for "Comeback Moms" looking to reenter the workforce

University College at Fairfield University presents free seminar for "Comeback Moms" looking to reenter the workforce

Are you a mother who would like to reenter the workplace, but are intimidated or unsure of how to go about it? Let University College at Fairfield University guide you in achieving your personal best as a mother, entrepreneur or employee.

The College will offer a seminar entitled, "Comeback Moms" on Tuesday, April 19, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Dolan House on Fairfield University's campus. The discussion is free and will be lead by Edna Farace Wilson, Ed.D., dean of University College. Topics of the seminar include: how and when to make the comeback decision, overcoming family challenges, creating a support system, the essentials of networking and multi-tasking, turning home assets into workplace skills, and achieving a balance between motherhood, family and a new job.

Many of the participants at University College's Open House events were moms considering a transition back into the workforce, Dr. Wilson said, so the College is now offering a seminar directed at that population.

University College at Fairfield University is the gateway for individuals seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional certificate programs, study abroad and personal enrichment opportunities. With an emphasis on quality, convenience and flexibility, University College offers a wide variety of evening, day, online and weekend programs taught by a distinguished faculty.

The College offers 13 different certificate programs, as well as a host of credit and non-credit courses. In addition, the College provides the pre-requisite courses needed to enter Fairfield University's graduate teacher certification and other programs.

Many "comeback moms" have had great success through University College's certificate programs in Interior Design, Financial Planning, Real Estate and other fields. Oftentimes, women can set up their own businesses in these fields, while maintaining the flexibility they desire as mothers. "We show women how they can be entrepreneurial during that part of their lives," Dr. Wilson said. "There are ways in which comeback moms can fulfill multiple roles."

Dr. Wilson holds a master's in social work and a doctorate in adult education with a research concentration in counseling psychology. She has conducted doctoral and post-doctoral work in women's career development and has counseled hundreds of women facing life transitions. University College Counselor Karen Donnelly, herself a "comeback mom" who recently returned to work, will also be on hand at the seminar.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served at the seminar. To reserve a spot, please call University College at (203) 254-4307.

University College offers an enriching personal and powerful educational experience that is backed by the resources and reputation of a great Jesuit university. For program information e-mail or visit or call (203) 254-4184.

Posted On: 03-30-2005 10:03 AM

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