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If your job situation is uncertain or if you want to enhance your career opportunities, come join the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry at its comprehensive, faith-based job search workshop on Saturday, January 8, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 North Greenville Avenue in Allen. 

 

“The Career Alliance workshop is designed to be an effective, comprehensive job search system that enables job seekers to see the entire program at once,” said Greg Mechler, volunteer coordinator. “The Champion Way provides a complete job search action plan on what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and why.”    

    

The content for this job search workshop will be based on Jack Bick’s career development guide, The Champion Way: Land in Four Weeks.  Mr. Bick, the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press, has served in various leadership positions in the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry since 2010.

 

The workshop will have four main sections, called Experiences; two Experiences will be presented in the morning and two Experiences will be presented in the afternoon:

 

  • Experience #1: Confidence – Honest Self-Audit
  • Experience #2: Control – Target Companies/Selling Resume
  • Experience #3: Cultivating Champions – Networking
  • Experience #4: Conversational Interviews

 

Parties interested in participating in this job search workshop will need to purchase a copy of The Champion Way. A set fee of $25.00 will cover the cost of the book as well as lunch. Online Registration is required; see link below:

http://www.osvhub.com/stjudeparish/forms/career-alliance-quarterly-workshop-1

This link connects to a registration form that includes a payment button. Registration forms cannot be submitted until payment is made. The deadline for online registration is Wednesday, January 5.

 

This comprehensive job search workshop will be held in the St. Jude Lecture Hall. Participants should park in the northeast parking lot on Greenville Avenue, enter through the church office doors, and follow the signs inside to the Lecture Hall.

 

This January 8 workshop is a faith-based event offered under the auspices of the Catholic Church via St. Jude Parish in Allen. Attendance at this all-day event is open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc. Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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If your job situation is uncertain or if you want to enhance your career opportunities, come join the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry at its comprehensive, faith-based job search workshop on Saturday, October 16, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 North Greenville Avenue in Allen. 

    

The content for this job search workshop will be based on Jack Bick’s career development guide, The Champion Way: Land in Four Weeks.  Mr. Bick, the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press, has served in various leadership positions in the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry since 2010.   

 

The workshop will have four main sections, called Experiences; two Experiences will be presented in the morning and two Experiences will be presented in the afternoon:

 

  • Experience #1: Confidence – Honest Self-Audit
  • Experience #2: Control – Targeted Companies/Selling Resume
  • Experience #3: Cultivating Champions – Networking
  • Experience #4: Conversational Interviews

 

“The Career Alliance workshop is designed to be an effective, comprehensive job search system that enables job seekers to see the entire program at once,” said Greg Mechler, volunteer coordinator. “The Champion Way provides a complete blueprint on what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and why.”    

 

Parties interested in participating in this job search workshop will need to purchase a copy of The Champion Way.  A set fee of $25.00 will cover the cost of the book as well as lunch. Online Registration is required; see link below:

https://www.osvhub.com/stjudeparish/forms/career-alliance-quarterly-workshop

This link connects to a registration form that includes a payment button. Registration forms cannot be submitted until payment is made. The deadline for online registration is Wednesday, October 13.

 

This comprehensive job search workshop will be held in the St. Jude Lecture Hall. Participants should park in the northeast parking lot on Greenville Avenue, enter through the church office doors, and follow the signs inside to the Lecture Hall.

 

This October 16 workshop is a faith-based event offered under the auspices of the Catholic Church via St. Jude Parish in Allen. Attendance at this all-day event is open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc. Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry announced today that it is changing the format for its job search curriculum to accommodate the evolving needs of job seekers.  Beginning on Saturday, October 16, the job search workshops will be held quarterly – instead of weekly - in an all-day Saturday setting.  The new quarterly job search curriculum will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on the campus of St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 North Greenville Avenue, in Allen. 

 

The content for the new job search curriculum will be based on Jack Bick’s latest career development book, The Champion Way 2.0.  Mr. Bick, the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press, also created the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career program that served as the foundation for the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry’s job search curriculum since 2018. 

 

The day-long workshop will have four main sections, called Experiences; two Experiences will be presented in the morning and two Experiences will be presented in the afternoon:

  • Experience One – Know Yourself
  • Experience Two – Know Your Audience
  • Experience Three – Engage the Marketplace
  • Experience Four – Sell and Close the Deal

Each Experience will have its own “show & tell” session with feedback and Qs&As.

 

“The Covid-19 pandemic has changed all aspects of our lives, especially the ways in which we earn our livings” said Greg Mechler, Career Alliance volunteer coordinator.  “We determined that our format needed to be changed to meet the evolving needs of today’s job seekers, many of whom are seeking to not only change jobs but career fields as well.  Moreover, weekly meetings proved to not to be as effective as quarterly all-day workshops which enable job seekers to see the entire program at once.”

 

Attendance at these quarterly all-day Saturday job search workshops is open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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SJCA Jack Bick Concluding Session of Mission Criti Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX

Are you becoming concerned your job search plan lacks the  ingredients that will enable you to land your dream job – a higher level position with increased salary and more benefits?  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry is offering a job search workshop at its Wednesday morning Zoom meeting, 9:00-10:30 AM, on June 30.  Expert Speaker Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, is the creator of The Champion Way.  In his presentation, Mr. Bick will address how The Champion Way approaches job searches in a chronological manner.  Each step makes following the start-to-finish process much more logical and, as a result, more productive.  The Champion Way  is designed to help participants crack the hidden job market via a pro-active, start-to-finish job search differentiation methodology.  Mr. Bick calls this the “Discovery Job Market.”

 

Interested parties who wish to join these Zoom meetings should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jack Bick is the author of several career planning and management books, including Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career, which has provided the background materials for the job search workshops offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  He recently completed his latest book, The Champion Way: Land Your Dream Job in 4-to-8 Weeks.  This new book, scheduled for release in 2021, will be available through Amazon.com and through the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  Mr. Bick is also the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press.  Mr. Bick’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/jackbick.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers a complete job search curriculum that teaches essential skills for landing your dream job.  This ministry helps those who are unemployed/underemployed, career builders and college students to develop individual career strategies.  This Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday (www.stjudecareeralliance.com). In addition to the career marketing workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning Zoom meetings as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.comor email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Terry Sullivan, Founder, BuzzPro

Does your present job search strategy include the use of LinkedIn as a proven networking tool in the Covid-19 pandemic environment?   Terry Sullivan, Founder of BuzzPro, a nationally recognized Branding and Social Selling training company, will be the Expert Speaker at the Wednesday morning, June 23, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting that is being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  In his training presentation, Terry will detail how LinkedIn is the proven #1 ranked online business-networking tool that gives business professionals and companies the ability to find, connect, and develop relationships with key contacts and prospective employers.  With more than 760 million users worldwide, LinkedIn provides unlimited networking and business-building opportunities. 

 

Interested parties who wish to join this Zoom meeting should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Widely considered to be a Guru of LinkedIn and Social Media Selling, Terry’s keynote training presentations have helped hundreds of clients across the nation learn how to expand their influence and grow their businesses.  Terry’s training programs focus on key word optimization, branding, and Social Selling strategies that help his job seekers tap into the unlimited world of social media to get more prospects, better branding, and job opportunities.  In his presentation, Terry will show participants how to use LinkedIn to take advantage of the unlimited opportunities this powerful digital platform offers as a personal branding and marketing tool to achieve business goals.   

 

Terry, who earned an MBA from Texas State University, has received his Social Media Marketing Certificate from Splash Media University, one of the nation’s premier Social Media training companies. 

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AMmost every Wednesdaymorning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

This ministry also offers a complete job search curriculum teaching essential skills for landing your dream job. Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.comor email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Dr. Burt Lohoff-Gaida, Founder and CEO of iLuminate, LLC

Is your job search success being stifled because you lack self-insight?  Is your perception of your strengths - and weaknesses – not really accurate?  Dr. Burt Lohoff-Gaida, Founder and CEO of iLuminate, LLC, will be the Expert Speaker at the Wednesday morning, June 16, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting that is being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  Dr. Lohoff-Gaida’s presentation will be based on the PDP (Professional DynaMetric Program) behavioral survey to give participants a better understanding of how they are “wired,” what their behavioral strengths are and how they can channel these strengths to grow both professionally and personally.  Prior to participating in the June 16 Zoom meeting, Dr. Lohoff-Gaida would like for each attendee to take this behavioral survey; it will take just 5-10 minutes to complete.  For a copy of this behavioral survey, please click on this link: https://www.my.pdpworks.com/surveyLink/H9XE6NTY

 

Interested parties who wish to join this Zoom meeting should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Dr. Lohoff-Gaida has 25 years of international experience working in senior human resource roles for four multinational corporations.  He lived 20 years in Europe where he earned both his master’s and PhD degrees in political science in Germany.  In addition, he completed his MBA degree at Boston University. Fluent in German, conversational in Spanish, and certified as an executive coach through CTI and the John Maxwell Group, Dr. Lohoff-Gaida employs his coaching and consulting abilities to help businesses fully engage their employees.  His business understanding and human resources experience will benefit client companies in the areas of employee selection, on-boarding, retention, management competencies, succession planning, employee engagement and team performance.  Dr. Lohoff-Gaida is certified in PDP (franchise owner) and Hogan assessment programs.  He is a business owner in Germany and is well equipped to consult with family firms.  He holds certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising from the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in Boston.  Dr. Lohoff-Gaida is also a certified Value Builder.  Dr. Lohoff-Gaida’s website: www.iLuminate.work.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AMmost every Wednesdaymorning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

This ministry also offers a complete job search curriculum that teaches essential skills for landing your dream job. Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.comor email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Steve Zipkoff, President/CEO, Zipkoff Solutions, and International Business Motivator & Leadership Expert

 

Finally, the pervasive disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic is receding.  As a result, now is an excellent time for job seekers to evaluate all aspects of their lives, both professional and personal.  Steve Zipkoff, international business motivator & leadership expert, has created an array of tools – called life lessons – that can be used either separately or in combination so that anyone can be successful in their own business career and personal life.  As the Expert Speaker at the Wednesday morning, June 9, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting that is being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry, Mr. Zipkoff will discuss how these six life lessons provide job seekers with the ability to develop and maintain business relationships realizing that personal contact is the critical factor in business enhancement and rejuvenation. Mr. Zipkoff will also emphasize the need for job seekers to maintain – and engage - their sense of humor.  “If you are laughing, you are listening,” says Mr. Zipkoff.  “If you are listening, you are learning.” 

 

Interested parties who wish to join these Zoom meetings should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Mr. Zipkoff is the President/CEO of Richardson-based Zipkoff Solutions, a unique, innovative management education company founded in 1992 that utilizes a “no-box” thinking approach.  Zipkoff Solutions’ mission is simple: To inspire clients to discover, cultivate and capitalize on new capabilities for delighting customers and maximizing returns.  During his more than 40 years in retail marketing, Mr. Zipkoff has included Sears, Roebuck, KFC, Burger King, and Taco Bell (Pepsico) among his clients.  Mr. Zipkoff is also an instructor at the SMU Cox Graduate School of Business where he earned the prestigious Teaching Excellence Award 31 times for his course on Delivering Customer Delight™.  Mr. Zipkoff’s website: www.zipkoffsolutions.com. Mr. Zipkoff’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/stevezipkoff

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AMmost every Wednesdaymorning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

This ministry also offers a complete job search curriculum that teaches essential skills for landing your dream job.  In addition to training in job search skills, this curriculum includes support groups and job-hunting resources.   Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.comor email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Debbie Mrazek, Founder and President, the Sales Company

Yes, the economy - especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex -  is improving.  But . . . are you employing the right networking techniques to help you land your dream job in this recovering economy?  Debbie Mrazek, Founder and President, The Sales Company, will be the Expert Speaker at the Wednesday morning, May 26, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  Ms. Mrazek will discuss the need for strong networking skills during an improving economy and will present networking tips specifically developed for navigating in the recovering DFW Metroplex economy. 

 

Interested parties who wish to join these Zoom meetings should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Ms. Mrazek’s company helps entrepreneurs, individuals, and large corporations to better assess, understand, and engage in practical, purposeful selling.  She teaches the ways in which the tools, techniques, and talents every individual possesses can be transformed into s-a-l-e-s.  Ms. Mrazek applies this approach as a faculty member for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital, and business support services. She is also a consultant, conference facilitator and author of 13 books, including the best seller, Field Guide to Sales.  Ms. Mrazek was selected as an honoree for the Dallas Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Business Awards, which honored exemplary commitments to the North Texas Community in addition to impressive professional achievements.  Ms. Mrazek’s website: www.the-sales-company.com.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday morning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

This ministry also offers a complete job search curriculum that teaches essential skills for landing your dream job.  In addition to training in job search skills, this curriculum includes support groups and job-hunting resources.  Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

 

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Rick Martinez, President/CEO, r2 Technologies, Inc.

Slowly but surely, the economy is improving and growing stronger.  This seems to be especially true in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  But . . . how prepared are you to be a part of this dynamic marketplace?  Rick Martinez, President/CEO of r2 Technologies, Inc., will be the Expert Speaker at the Wednesday morning, May 19, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting that is being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  In his presentation, Mr. Martinez will discuss what job seekers need to know to move past Covid-19 along with the steps they need take to return to the job force.  Mr. Martinez will focus particularly on the DFW marketplace: which companies are hiring and the types of skills and experience they need to realize their post-pandemic goals.  Mr. Martinez will also offer tips on the steps job seekers need to take today to become employed in the dynamic DFW marketplace.

 

Interested parties who wish to join these Zoom meetings should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

 

Mr. Martinez has over twenty years of experience providing technology-based expertise to Fortune 500, Information Technology (IT) innovators, and start-up companies in the North Texas area.  As an IT professional, he has managed and delivered Enterprise-wide computer applications, data warehouses, e-Commerce solutions, systems integrations, and business intelligence systems.  He has eight years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing Data Warehouses, Data Marts and Operational Data Stores. Mr. Martinez has implemented solutions in healthcare, government sector, financial services, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, government, and oil & gas industries.

 

Mr. Martinez is a noted speaker in North Texas, presenting on various topics in high demand by hiring companies, professional groups, HR organizations, and job networking groups. His company has been a member in good standing at: TechServe Alliance, DFW Texas Recruiting Networks, AITP, DAMA, TDWI, Texas Modelers Users Group, and other IT professional organizations. 

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry is a tool that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job regardless of whether they are in North Texas or anywhere else they might be seeking new employment.  Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday morning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

In addition to the career marketing workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presentations as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.  Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

 For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Dr. Suzette Bryan, Lecturer in the Executive Master's Program in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas

Did you know that your attitude - or mindset – may be having an acute impact on your job search?  According to Dr.Suzette Plaisance Bryan, Lecturer in the Executive Master’s Program in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas, your attitude – or mindset - could be limiting your potential in all areas of your life.  Dr. Bryan will be the Expert Speaker at the Wednesday morning, May 12, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting that is being offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry. Dr. Bryan will examine the concept of Mindset as developed by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck and her teams at Harvard and Stanford Universities.  In her presentation, Dr. Bryan will explore how the simple concept of Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset can have profound implications for your life, both professionally and personally.   

 

Interested parties who wish to join this Zoom meeting should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Dr. Bryan, Ph.D., SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP has an extensive background in human resources, leadership development, and corporate training and development. A former tenured college professor teaching organizational communication courses to both undergraduate and graduate students, Dr. Bryan has presented at numerous conferences, including ones in Athens, Greece; Belfast, Ireland; and Vevey, Switzerland.  Her work has been published by the Consortium for the Study of Emotional Intelligence in Organizations.  Dr. Bryan has also published book chapters and articles in academic and professional journals.  In addition, she is the co-author of Scripts and Communication for Relationships, published by Peter Lang Publishing.  Dr. Bryan has worked as head of training for a large organization in Dallas, for Nestle’ Health Science as a leadership and organizational development specialist, and for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as a leadership development consultant. She has completed a six-month program in the Foundations of Neuroleadership, earning a Certificate of Distinction.  Dr. Bryan presently serves as Lecturer in the Executive Master’s Program in the Jindal School of Business at the University of Texas at Dallas, teaching Transformational Leadership, Leadership Concepts and Practices and the Neuropsychology of Leadership. Dr. Bryan’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/suzettepbryan/.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AMmost every Wednesdaymorning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com). 

 

Career Alliance also offers a complete job search curriculum that teaches essential skills for landing your dream job. Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.comor email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.