PHD: Mindful Careering in Uncertain Times

May 21 • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Fear is the antithesis of creativity, and creativity is the key to finding solutions to career and life design issues. Since ancient times, mindfulness has been a way to calm fear and open the mind; contemporary neuroscience provides mounting evidence of its effectiveness. In the COVID-19 context, mindfulness practices are more essential than ever in moving forward as individuals and as a society.  Join Assistant Vice President of Career Design, Karen Cardozo, to explore how a mindful approach can deepen your awareness, discernment, and capacity to find personal and professional fulfillment, even in difficult times.

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Facilitator Bio

Karen Cardozo completed a BA in English (Haverford College), a Master's in Higher Education Administration (Harvard University), and a PhD in literary American Studies (University of Massachusetts Amherst). She started out in career services at Harvard before taking on a variety of dean and faculty roles in the 5 College Consortium of Western MA and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she was tenured in interdisciplinary studies. Her career has come full circle with her recent return to career development at an executive level at Hollins University and at Northeastern. A founding member of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE), Karen has integrated mindfulness into both classroom and career coaching contexts. When not working she enjoys time with her husband, two 20-something sons, and dog Sadie; she also performs and has made several albums as a singer-songwriter.

Connecting to SAIL Dimensions: Professional and Personal Effectiveness, Well-Being; SAIL Foundational Masteries: Resourcefulness, Self-Efficacy/Confidence, Mindfulness, Creative Thinking/Innovation


May 21, 2020 | 3:30 PM

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