Free career workshop offers tips on leveraging inter-personal contacts

Free career workshop offers tips on leveraging inter-personal contacts
March 31, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Jeffrey K. Cordes, president and CEO of talentRISE LLC and an adjunct professor at Benedictine University, will present “Building and Leveraging Connections” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 in the Krasa Center, Rooms A, B and C on the campus of Benedictine University. The workshop is sponsored by Benedictine University’s Office of Career Development and Alumni Relations. Headquartered in Chicago, talentRISE LLC provides talent acquisition consulting and outsourcing solutions as well as talent development and training services to companies driven by the need to find, develop and retain top talent. Cordes will discuss managing the loss of a job, learning how to leverage contacts, utilizing all aspects of the Internet to expand contact horizons, and developing a new process for building and leveraging connections. Registration will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Speed networking will be held from 6:00-6:45 p.m. The two-hour presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. The workshop is designed for job seekers of all ages. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. by April 9 to Lindsey Fritz in the Office of Career Development by calling (630) 829-6040 or by e-mail at lfritz@ben.edu.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.