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Rob Sullivan to present workshop to help job hunters sell their potential

April 18, 2019

Rob SullivanAre you interested in picking up new and innovative ways to gain an edge in the hiring process? Benedictine University students, alumni and job seekers from the area will have the opportunity to learn from an expert on Wednesday, May 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Goodwin Hall (5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL) when Rob Sullivan, author of “Getting Your Foot in the Door When You Don’t Have a Leg to Stand On”, hosts a workshop entitled Leveraging Your Potential – Lessons from a Job Hunter Who Learned the Hard Way.

Free and open to the public, the workshop is designed for job seekers of all types and ages, particularly those who are looking for a job for the first time or those who are looking for a job for the first time in several years. In addition to Sullivan’s presentation, the event features networking opportunities, refreshments and a chance to take a new head shot, photographed by award-winning photographer John Kringas.

“Many people looking for a job need help selling themselves,” said Julie Cosimo, Director of Benedictine’s Academic and Career Enrichment Center. “Rob’s workshop is a great opportunity to develop a more entrepreneurial mindset and to learn some insightful tips and techniques.”

A Chicago-based author, motivational speaker, career coach and corporate trainer, Sullivan has delivered workshops across the country for companies such as TAP Pharmaceuticals, McDonalds and Motorola and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. In Leveraging Your Potential – Lessons from a Job Hunter Who Learned the Hard Way, Sullivan helps people recognize and leverage the “gold” in their backgrounds. He offers advice on how to get employers interested and talks about how to develop a winning pitch that can be used anywhere.

Made possible by a grant funded from the Lisle Community Service Corporation, interested attendees should RSVP to Melissa Mouhelis by April 26 at or by calling 630-829-6036.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the ninth consecutive year in 2019. Benedictine University was also named the second-safest campus in the country and safest campus in Illinois by in 2019. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about the University, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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