Two years ago Karen Obeck decided to make a shift towards a new career when an opportunity presented itself through workplace reorganization. But she needed to make certain upgrades to her employment education if she was to get the gig she really wanted.
“I knew it was time to make a change, but I realized that I needed more certificates on my resume if I wanted to attract the right future employer,” says Obeck.
Obeck decided to round out her career by adding project management to her other skillsets and while she had experience running projects in the past, she knew her resume didn’t properly showcase her skills.
“I thought project management was really going to be a benefit,” she explains. “And I knew that going into new opportunities I would need to have proper certification, a recognized certification.”
As an added bonus, Obeck explains that as part of her workforce adjustment package she was given some financial support to increase her education. “I could spend this money anywhere on anything for education and I recognized the reputation for professionalism that the Executive Education program has.”
So she enrolled in the Project Management Essentials course through UBC’s Sauder School of Business Executive Education.