Channeling Your Nontraditional Strengths: Articulating your Resilience and Experiences as 21st Century Marketable Skills

March 20, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CEW, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Larissa Siregar, Global Activities Scholar, School of Social Work MSW Program & Management Intern, CEW
Doreen Murasky, LMSW, ACSW, Senior Manager for Student Programs

Are you a primary caregiver? Did you take time off before coming to U-M? Are you the first in your family to get a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD?

Nontraditional students bring a wealth of knowledge with them due to experiences, yet may not see the strength in their skills nor incorporate them into the search process for leadership positions. Leadership, job and volunteer positions often list hard skills as minimum criteria, but what sets one apart from the rest of the pool? Come together to reflect on the 21st Century marketable soft skills you possess and work towards landing those opportunities!

Larissa Siregar is a Global Activities Scholar in the School of Social Work’s MSW program and a Management intern at CEW. With a background in international work in a variety of settings from a rural village with no electricity in West Africa to a bustling city in S.E. Asia, Larissa is constantly thinking creatively about how to articulate the skills she has gained through those experiences. She appreciates coming together with individuals of all backgrounds and learning from the strengths that come with diversity.

Doreen Murasky oversees the scholarship, fellowship and social work internship programs at CEW. In addition, she enjoys providing counseling and developing and presenting dynamic programs with a focus on holistic life planning through the lifespan.


This program is free and open to all U-M nontraditional students. Please register by March 14.