A new job, updated work skills, career advancement and more money are among the top reasons why women go to college after several years away from formal education. If you’re dreaming of going to school, explore your options at the ninth annual “Women in Transition” workshop.
The workshop offers sound, practical advice and an opportunity to meet with local educational organizations and financial aid advisers. It is scheduled on Thursday, Oct. 4 with two identical sessions: 8:30 a.m.-noon, OSU-Tulsa, North Hall, 700 N. Greenwood Ave.; and 4:30-8:30 p.m., Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus, Student Union, 10300 E. 81st St. S. Pre-registration fee is $5; registration at the door is $8. Women in Transition will provide a limited number of registration fee waivers for those unable to pay the registration fee, but advance registration is required.
Participants will hear women’s inspirational stories about how they managed to succeed at attending college while managing jobs and family responsibilities. Plus, they will learn about financial aid options to make it possible and take a computerized career assessment. Refreshments are provided. Several scholarships are awarded at the conclusion of each session.
Featured speakers include Jane Varmecky, speech professor at Tulsa Community College; Amy Gilbert, director of TRiO Educational Opportunity Center; and Ashley Mellor, financial aid coordinator at OSU-Tulsa. Tonya Dunn, Terry Brown, Linda Smith and Jennifer Reavis will give testimonials of their experiences returning to college.
“Women in Transition” is a coalition of area universities, colleges and women’s organizations. Participating organizations include Tulsa Chapter of American Association of University Women, Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, Educational Opportunity Center, League of Women Voters of Metro Tulsa, Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, OSU-Tulsa, OU-Tulsa, Resonance Support Center for Women, Career Advocates of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Public Schools, University of Tulsa and YWCA.
Register online at www.tulsawomenintransition.org, or call 918-615-2766 and leave a message.