News & Events Archives for September, 2016

August 2016


CONGRATULATIONS to our August 2016 workshop graduates! As of last Friday, these participants completed four weeks of job readiness training and 20 practice interviews and are on the way to finding successful careers.

Over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year, our work at Career Collaborative has been supported by some outstanding interns from all over the world. The success of our participants and program would not be possible without their contributions.

Please join us in saying THANK YOU to (clockwise from top left): Pearl, Tiffany, Bryce, Yingshi, Lillie, Nabila, Meredith, Robyn, Megan, Ameer, Jake and Ben. (Also, not pictured: Mishka and Meghan).

CONGRATULATIONS to Titi, who came in last week to #RingTheBell and share the good news of her new full-time position as a Food Service Worker with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Our Friday practice interviews are one of the most valuable experiences for our workshop participants, and they would not be possible without our volunteers.

Today we’d like to specially recognize the volunteer interviewers from Pearson North America (pictured here with some of our participants), who provided their time and insight in interviews last Friday. Thank you all!

July 2016


Rosa always exhibits exceptional regard for her customers at The Village Bank. In addition, while on a promotion track during the past year, she stayed in frequent contact with her Career Coach and demonstrated perseverance, patience and a strong work ethic on the job. As a result, she was recently promoted to Teller Supervisor with a pay raise!

“I am happy because here, it’s my #2 family. I am happy to work; I am happy for this school.”

CONGRATULATIONS to Silvana, who came in last week to #RingTheBell and celebrate being hired as a full-time Housekeeper at Four Seasons Hotel Boston! Silvana graduated the May 2016 workshop and started her new position today. Wish her luck!

We are so proud of Bokhann, who just last week came into our office to #RingTheBell and celebrate his 2-year anniversary at his job and graduation from our program!

Bokhann has worked as a Clinical Assistant at the Lynn Community Health Center since June 2014. He said he is grateful for the help that Career Collaborative has provided and appreciates that the career coaching he received always made him want to do better.

June 2016


CONGRATULATIONS to our June 2016 workshop graduates, who officially completed 20 practice interviews and the Job-Search course on last Friday!

CONGRATULATIONS to Luis, a graduate of our May workshop! He started a great full-time job last week as a Service Specialist/Facilities Assistant with DTI. Luis impressed one of our volunteers from DTI during one of his 20 practice interviews and was then invited to a real interview for this position.

THANK YOU to our volunteer practice interviewers, like the folks pictured here from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. They donated their time and advice to our workshop participants last Friday. Without volunteers like them, our program would not be possible!

“Career Collaborative has contributed a change in my life, and it’s a change that I needed. Coming here is one of the greatest choices I’ve made.”

Sharla entered our program in June 2015 and began working as an Office Assistant for Exposure Lighting one month later. She regularly stays in touch with her Career Coach and supporting team here and is now coming up on her one year anniversary with the company. We’re proud of you, Sharla!