Approximately 35% of Darden alumnae plan to re-enter the
workforce after a hiatus in the next five years, according to a 2012 survey. Many women (and men) take extended time off
work to attend to other matters – children, elderly parents, illness, charity
work, etc. When they seek to return to
paid work, they often lack professional confidence and can be intimidated by the idea of marketing themselves.
Further, their professional network may have become dormant and they
feel disconnected from the current business landscape. Darden graduates can get free counseling from
the Armstrong Center for Alumni Career Services. Email or
call us (+1-434-924-4876) to schedule an appointment via phone, Skype or in
Here are some
other resources available to help re-entering professionals:
Center for Alumni Career Services at Darden has created a two-part workshop to
help participants answer the questions "What do I want to do?" and
"How do I get what I want?"
Intended outcomes include: identification and clarification of a
re-entry objective, development of job search strategy, increased professional
confidence, and expanded professional networks.
The workshop has been offered in various cities to make it convenient
for women to attend the two five-hour sessions with a month between
meetings. If you would like to arrange
for the workshop to come to your city, please email us.