Career Success: Jobs, Continuous Learning, and Advancement with Demetrios Karis

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:00am
Microsoft Burlington
Demetrios Karis Saturday, November 10, 2018

Transform your job into a successful and satisfying career. Networking is critical for finding jobs, while continuous learning is critical for advancement. What should you do after you have a job, and what are the best ways to advance in your career? Many of the skills required for finding that first job need to be maintained and upgraded for career success. In addition, continuing to learn new skills and information will be indispensable throughout your professional life.

Within 10 years you’ll be expected to do things that are not being taught today, and we’ll discuss the best ways to learn new skills and areas of specialization. Lessons from cognitive and educational psychology on how to optimize learning provide a methodology, while the thousands of free online courses and resources provide content.

Join us and learn how to make effective connections via teachers, colleagues, friends, and family. Learn what to do, and what not to do.

All participants will receive (electronically) a 65-page paper prepared by the presenter that includes links to over 70 articles, 30 courses, 16 recruiting firms, and multiple books and organizations (“Developing a Successful Career: How to find a Job, Continue to Learn, and Advance in your Career”).

A government-issued photo ID is required for entrance to the building.

This seminar is sponsored by GBCACM and BostonCHI.

Seminar in Detail: 

The seminar will be held at Microsoft Burlington,
5 Wayside Road,
Burlington, MA


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Presenter Biography

Dr. Demetrios Karis has been researching, designing, and evaluating consumer products and services for over 30 years at Verizon, GTE, Grumman Aircraft Systems, and the University of Illinois. He helped design GTE Airfone and several speech-based systems, and then for ten years led the user interface group at GTE Labs, where he established a program for developing a comprehensive understanding of the user experience. He has managed multiple groups of up to 15 people and has interviewed and hired scores of full and part-time employees and contractors.

Demetrios has presented at local and international conferences, holds multiple patents, and has published several dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Demetrios received a B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College, a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Cornell University, and was awarded an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois. He is now an independent consultant and has worked as a contractor at Google, Fidelity, as well as several small consulting firms. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Bentley University and teaches courses in both the User Experience Certificate program and the graduate program in Human Factors in Information Design.

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