NEW DATE! Landing Your Career Switch: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success!

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
6:00pm— 9:00pm
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Hanover Manor
16 Eagle Rock Ave
East Hanover, NJ 07936
United States
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A fireside chat with Dr. Dawn Graham, Career Switch Coach, TEDx Speaker, Career Director at the Wharton’s Executive MBA Program, SiriusXM Radio Host on Careers, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and Author

Switching careers is becoming the new “normal” for professionals, however, conventional hiring processes like Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Executive Search continue to be biased toward candidates with a traditional career trajectory. In this fireside chat, learn about the new trends in the US job market, what you need to do to effectively manage your job search, how psychology plays a role in hiring, and how to get in front of decision-makers to land your career switch. There will be Q&A session following the fireside chat so bring your questions and have them answered by UPenn’s foremost career expert!

About Our Speaker: Dr. Dawn Graham

Dr. Dawn Graham is a career switch coach, TEDx Speaker, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and Host of the popular call-in show “Dr. Dawn on Careers” on SiriusXM Radio (channel 132). She is also a regular contributor to under the leadership channel, and the Career Director for the Executive MBA Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Her latest book “Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success” combines her experience as a Career Coach, Licensed Psychologist, and former Corporate Recruiter to give career switchers the strategies to break through obstacles and land the job they want.

If you bring a copy of “Switchers” to the session, Dawn will be available to sign your copy. The book is available for purchase on Amazon at the link

About Our Moderator: John Possumato

John F. Possumato, is a noted consultant, author and speaker in the automotive industry both in the United States and abroad, and is the CEO of Driveitaway Inc, the first “dealer focused shared mobility” company, which provides a turn-key cloud platform and driver app, to facilitate profitable Mobility as a Service business options for car dealers. Both a serial entrepreneur and attorney, Possumato is recognized by Silicon Valley venture capital firms, automotive industry companies, and software platform providers as a consulting resource for emerging new automotive consumer focused technologies. Possumato holds a J.D. from the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. from the Wharton School.

Event Details: NEW DATE!

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936


  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking and Buffet Dinner (complimentary wine, beer & soda; cash bar for spirits)
  • 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Club Business and Introductions
  • 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Program and Q&A
  • 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Dessert and Additional Networking

Ticket Pricing: 

$49 for Supporting (dues-paying) Member

$69 for Wharton/Penn Recent Alum (class of 2015 and later) Plus 1 Guest who is also a Wharton/Penn Recent Alum (class of 2015 and later). This special discounted ticket pricing for 2 people is only for Wharton/Penn Recent Alums.

$98 for Supporting Members plus 1 Guest

$79 for Basic (non-dues paying) Member

$89 for All Other Guests      

 A SUPPORTING (Dues Paying) WCNJ MEMBER: Any Wharton or University of Penn alum who is a dues-paying member in one of the following categories:

  • New Graduate (1st Year after Graduation) or Current Student
  • Young Alum (between 1 and 5 years after Graduation)
  • Standard 1-Year Member
  • Standard 2-Year Member
  • Dual WCNJ-Penn Metro Club of NJ Member
  • Dual WCNJ-Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association Member

*A BASIC WCNJ MEMBER: Any Wharton or University of Penn alum living or working in New Jersey who is a non-dues-paying member.

Supporting Members are always welcome to invite a Basic Member (a Wharton or UPenn alum who has never attended an event before) as their guest for FREE. Contact Admin at to register your guest.   


We’re confident that Basic Members who attend this event will want to attend additional WCNJ events in the future, as well as take advantage of Other Club activities (e.g., Leads Councils, Wharton NJ Women, etc.) that are only open to Supporting Members. Become a Supporting Member within 7 days after this event (by 11:59 pm ET on 11/24/2020) and we’ll refund you the $30 premium paid by Basic Members. That is, your net cost to attend this event will be at the Supporting Member price of $49.

More information about membership and to become a Supporting Member: CLICK HERE 

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Hanover Manor

16 Eagle Rock Ave, East Hanover, NJ 07936, United States,
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