Upcoming Events

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Overview of Pediatric Vaccines: One of the Greatest Success Stories in Medicine

St. John’s University's Professional Development Webinar Series is delighted to offer The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni, as well as other University alumni who are working in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry, an exclusive series focused on topics relevant to your industries. The next featured speaker is Dr. Robert Walker.

Dr. Walker will provide an overview of the currently recommended pediatric vaccines. In addition, he will discuss some of the challenges around pediatric vaccination including vaccine hesitancy. 

Thursday, June 17 at 10 A.M.

Panelist Bio

Dr. Robert Walker is a Board-certified Pediatrician based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his BA degree from Furman University, his MD from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed his Pediatrics residency at the Medical College of Virginia. 

For 25 years, he practiced General Pediatrics in Columbia, SC, and was the managing partner of Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic. During that time, he held numerous leadership roles within the American Academy of Pediatrics, including SC Chapter President and Chair of the AAP Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine. As a clinical practitioner, he was a tireless advocate for protecting children by vaccination and gave numerous presentations on the topic. During his time in practice, he received Lifetime recognition as one of the Best Doctors in America. 

Following his career in Pediatrics, Dr. Walker moved into Biotech, working primarily in vaccines and Infectious Diseases for over 15 years. Some of his areas of interest include Influenza, RSV, CMV, and Hepatitis B.  

Dr. Walker retired in April 2021 but continues to be a tireless advocate for promoting children’s health through vaccination. He and his wife, Pam, have two daughters and five grandchildren. His hobbies include music, fitness, travel, cooking, and LEGO. 

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Networking Series: Mock Interviews

So you've got the call from your prospective employer and are now getting ready for a big interview! Want to learn a few strategies before you meet with the person (or people) interviewing you? Join us for successful tips and tricks to improve your interview skills. In this webinar, led by Chris Salboudis, Founding CEO, Philo4Thought Educational Director & Editor in Chief, we will begin with a short overview of interview goals, strategies, and common questions followed by interviews done in small groups to help you gain confidence in your ability to ace your next interview; the discussion will conclude with a proper post-interview follow up.

This event is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Thursday, June 24 at 11 A.M.

Panelist Bios

Chris Salboudis, Founder of Philo4Thought Inc. (a.k.a., The Hellenic Mentoring Initiative, est. 2009), became interested in peer mentoring very early on in life. As a first-generation American who had to overcome a number of struggles along with her educational and professional development, she has chosen to dedicate her life’s work to helping the next generation advance in work and in life. 

Having experienced a broad array of positive and negative mentoring styles at a variety of academic and professional levels since early childhood, Chris has dedicated herself to providing for those who are transitioning into the mainstream academic/professional network of their desired occupation. To date, she has served college-age students and young professionals at the local, regional, and global levels in various instructional and administrative capacities for about 25 years and began her formal career as a college instructor at the age of 19. She has a vast range of experience in academic instruction and advisement, career advisement, and human resources, and grant-writing/journalism. Her seminars and publications are designed to help those overcoming the stress of getting through the American academic system, identifying career goals, and building the confidence needed to flourish in academic and professional environments. 

At present, Chris is a CPD-Certified Life Coach (U.S. & U.K.) with specialties in work-life balance, career, relationship-building strategies, and mindfulness. She holds the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor at two universities in New York, where she has taught a variety of courses in Philosophy, Literature, Composition, Environmental Studies and related online, hybrid and face-to-face courses; she serves as the Administrative Manager at Columbia CGT-BE while completing advanced interdisciplinary research in Educational Learning Communities for the gradual completion of her doctoral studies at Columbia University; she is also an active member of her church community and several philanthropic organizations. While these professional and philanthropic endeavors have always fulfilled her career goals, the thing she values most is being the proud mother of two amazing young professionals who always keep her on her toes! 

Tamika is a career counselor at the University of Kentucky Honors College. She is a certified practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory Assessments, and holds her Global Career Development Facilitator certification. She coordinates workshops for college students in mock interviewing, resume development, career decision-making process, and career preparedness. Along with career counseling, she also teaches public speaking and strategic business communication courses at the university. Tamika is a public speaker and presents on topics related to professional development, leadership, and managing public speaking anxieties. She has coached students and professionals in the art of connecting with audiences and effectively presenting. Tamika is a member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce- Leadership Lexington Class and serves on the board of the Kentucky Career Development Association. Tamika is a former National Hellenic Student Association board member and she continues to stay involved in the Greek-American community, specifically in guiding students and young professionals in their career journey. She holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Communication from the University of Kentucky. 
 

Terrylynn Smith is often called the “Employment Whisperer “. She helps people who are unemployed, “bored” in their career and recent college graduates face their fears, get moving and find a position with purpose, not just a job with a salary. After 30 years as a Human Resources Executive the company that she worked for merged with another and she found herself laid off; it was at this time that she decided that Coaching would be her next chapter. She believes that when change happens you have to take control of it to be successful. She enrolled in the Georgetown University Leadership and Coaching Program and received an ICF Certificate in Coaching. Although she started as a Life Coach, she discovered that 90% of her clients were unemployed, so she narrowed her focus to Career Coaching. She is the Founder and President of Giraffes Consulting. Her clients are at all levels of professional development, including recent college graduates. To help college graduates be better prepared for their transition into the workplace she volunteers as a Leadership Coach and Mentor for Braven, a nonprofit organization, whose focus is on preparing students for the transition into the workplace.

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Profitable Real Estate or First-Time Home Buyer

Join us as Michael Ferraro and O’Brian Joslyn give us tips and tricks for Profitable Real Estate or First-time home buyer. In this webinar, learn saving strategies and ways to strengthen your credit; benefits of utilizing first-time home buyer programs; how to determine how much house you can afford; benefits of shopping for multiple rates from lenders; importance of obtaining a pre-approval letter; and how to identify which real estate agent will benefit you the most. 

Thursday, July 15 at 10 A.M.

Panelists Bios

Michael Ferraro is the owner of LLA real estate (leading lifestyle agent) powered by compass.  Michael is part of the next generation of real estate brokers in CT. His experience in media marketing mixed with Compass's new state-of-the-art technology platform has allowed Michael to sell and set record sale prices on some of the most luxurious properties in Greenwich in 2020. 

Real estate is all about being an expert in knowing the market and knowing what areas are hot and what are not. Michael helps his clients find the best on and off-market properties that best fit their client’s needs and lifestyles. Michael also consults his clients to maximize their leverage and get his clients the best deal possible. Michael offers a fun scale concierge service during and the home search process. 

Quickly earning such positive notoriety as a leader in his industry, he is consistent in delivering premium service across the board. Michael is honored to serve his home state of Connecticut, one of the most robust markets in the country. Being a collegiate All-American swimmer, Michael understands the amount of hard work, discipline, and dedication it takes to excel at what he does. 

He is a trusted member of his community at large and locally; while teaching and coaching swimming in New Canaan and Trumbull, Michael’s local insights and knowledge of the area give him and his clients quite an advantage towards making their goals, reality. He is no stranger to competitive markets or competition, which enables him to be a powerful competitor and real estate agent who provides white-glove service on top of his unmatched negotiation skills which you won't find elsewhere. Michael is the agent who will get your home sold or help you find the perfect lifestyle and home to buy.

As the real estate market has shifted from print to digital technologies, O’Brian Joslyn is exceeding client's expectations with his online marketing efforts. His unique skill-set and determination to stay ahead of the industry, coupled with his depth of experience and professionalism, his commitment to excellence, and stellar customer service, truly positions him as a force for his clients. Quickly earning such positive notoriety as a leader in his industry, he is consistent in delivering premium service across the board. O'Brian is a trusted member of his community at large and locally. While competing at Boston University and living in MetroWest Boston, O’Brian has local insights and knowledge of the area that gives him and his clients quite an advantage towards making their goals, reality. Being a former D1 athlete, O’Brian understands the amount of hard work, discipline, and dedication it takes to excel at what he does.

O’Brian is honored to work with the most prestigious team in Massachusetts “Company,” in one of the most robust markets in the country. He is no stranger to competitive markets or competition, which enables him to be a powerful competitor and real estate agent who provides white-glove service on top of his unmatched negotiation skills. O’Brian is the agent who will get your home sold or help you find the perfect lifestyle home to buy. As a member of the growing collective of top producing agents at Company at Compass, we are a collaborative of Greater Boston's luxury real estate experts. The company provides you with real estate solutions you never knew were possible.

We are always looking to grow and feature new topics! If you or someone you know is interested in delivering a webinar, please fill out this form so we can learn more about you and the topic which you wish to discuss.