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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 12, 2016

Northwest Enactus hosting career seminar for women

By Lee Volmer, media relations assistant

Women who are looking to rejoin the workforce or advance their careers are invited to a Women’s Economic Empowerment Seminar at Northwest Missouri State University.

The seminar is 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the First Ladies Dining Room on the third floor of Northwest’s J.W. Jones Student Union.

It will provide women with an opportunity to review valuable job skills. The Northwest Enactus chapter and the Walmart Foundation are sponsoring the event.

“Whether they have been out of the workforce for some time, are seeking to rebrand themselves, or are simply looking to move up in their current position, our seminar will provide useful skills to help women achieve those goals,” Nathan Powell, an Enactus member and a freshman international business major from Laclede, Missouri, said. “Many similar programs focus on young women fresh out of high school or college, but what makes our program unique is that we are focusing on women who have been out of school and are looking to make a change in their lives.”

Seminar topics will include interviewing skills, dressing professionally and improving a resume. After a free lunch, attendees can participate in mock interview sessions. Enactus also will provide a job-seeking kit to all participants.

The Women’s Economic Empowerment Seminar is free and open to the public. Interested individuals should RSVP to Powell at or call 660.562.1282 by Saturday, Feb. 20.

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization that helps students better their communities through service and education-based projects. Dr. Ben Blackford, assistant professor of management, and Brenda Jones, senior instructor of marketing, serve as advisors of the Northwest chapter.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468