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

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
6:00pm— 8:00pm
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020, 6pm - 8pm on Zoom

Please note this event will take place virtually on Zoom (instead of at Hanover Manor)

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

Date and Time:Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8 pm on Zoom

Logistics: Upon receiving your registration we will email you the Zoom meeting access information 24-48 hours prior to the event. Please plan to arrive on Zoom at 5:45 pm to allow admission time. Registration will close at 12 noon on November 17th.

Ticket Pricing (please scroll down to register and to learn more about membership categories):
$5 for Supporting Member*
$10 for Basic Member**
$10 for All Other Guests

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.

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.

*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
  • 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.

To learn more about membership and to become a Supporting Member please visit:

By registering for this event, I give permission for WCNJ to use any photographs or videos of me taken at the event on its website, social media or in promotional materials without compensation. I understand that WCNJ or its members own the copyrights to all photographs and video taken at the event.                                                                                                                                        

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