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Exploring your Career Journey in Times of Transition

RECORDED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2020

Presented by Courtney Hanson, Arts ’98, H Sci ’00, Grad ’06, director, Marquette University Career Services Center; Brian Noviskis, Bus Ad ’82, vice president, Human Resources, Signode Industrial Group LLC, Glenview, Ill.; and Erick Bratt, Bus Ad ’09, associate manager, Procurement Center of Excellence, Data and Reporting, Molson Coors, Milwaukee

An economic crisis, shrinking job market, pandemic and other circumstances beyond our control can make a career transition especially challenging. Whether it’s considering a new opportunity or complete career change, re-entering the workforce after an extended absence or adjusting to a new role within your own organization, developing a game plan - or even knowing where to start - is critical.

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Get insights from Courtney Hanson, Arts ’98, H Sci ’00, Grad ’06, director, Marquette University Career Services Center; Brian Noviskis, Bus Ad ’82, vice president, Human Resources, Signode Industrial Group LLC, Glenview, Ill.; and Erick Bratt, Bus Ad ’09, associate manager, Procurement Center of Excellence, Data and Reporting, Molson Coors, Milwaukee; as they answer your questions about work transitions, the current job market and how to highlight skills and experience while expanding your versatility as a job candidate. In addition, learn about services available to Marquette alumni through the university’s career services center.

Courtney Hanson, Arts ’98, Health ’00, Grad ’06, has served in various career services roles at Marquette University since 2005. Appointed director of the Career Services Center in July 2019, she leads campus strategy development and implementation to achieve aligned, collaborative campus career services and ensure a consistent experience for all Marquette students. In her role, she engages with academic and student affairs departments, the Office of Economic Engagement, and employer partners to maximize student access to meaningful career opportunities.

As a three-time graduate of Marquette, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Physical Therapy degree, and a Master of Education degree. She also completed advanced training to become a Certified Strengths Coach, Global Career Development Facilitator and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Master Practitioner. She has presented at national, regional, and state conferences and regularly facilitates individual and team development sessions.

Brian Noviskis, Bus Ad ’82, is vice president, Human Resources at Signode Industrial Group, LLC, a leader in industrial packaging. He is based in Glenview, Ill., and leads human resources for Signode Americas with more than 3,000 employees in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Columbia. Brian has worked in public and private firms within the financial services, distribution, building automation, electronic engineering, IT services, healthcare and industrial packaging industries. He has held leadership roles at corporate and divisional levels with focus areas having been in strategic talent acquisition, talent management, employee relations, organizational effectiveness and general human resources management.

Brian serves on the Marquette Human Resources Advisory Board and has co-chaired Marquette’s Business Career Center Advisory Board. He is an active member in the Society for Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago. He holds a MS HR degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Erick Bratt, Bus Ad ’09, is associate manager - Data and Reporting at Molson Coors Beverage Company in Milwaukee. He entered the career world during the economic downturn in 2009. One month prior to graduating from Marquette University his offer to join a local fintech company was rescinded due to a joint venture. His career journey after Marquette has included working as a painter, being hired as the second employee at a failed tech start-up, learning procurement as a buyer at a family business, and surviving four reorganizations at two multi-billion-dollar companies. Leveraging his IT degree talents, he has served for nearly 10 years as a procurement professional and is in a supporting role within Molson Coors’ Procurement Center of Excellence.

 

 

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