Free Seminars on Navigating the Economic Downturn – without a Bail-out

There is such a thing as a free lunch – along with no-cost advice – at Stimulus 101, a free program of business and employment seminars offered Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Kennedy Hall at Assumption College for business owners, job seekers, entrepreneurs and anyone else affected by today’s difficult economy. Stimulus 101 is offered free as a community service by the Assumption College Graduate School.

Stimulus 101 offers seminars on working with lending institutions, presenting yourself effectively in a difficult job market and high-impact Web-based viral marketing, among other topics, as well as resume evaluation by certified career advisers and counselors. Keynote speaker Dr. Robert Leahy, author of the book, The Worry Cure, will present a talk, “Financial Anxieties: Steps for Coping with Your Worries,” during the lunch break. Seminar leaders include Assumption College professors and instructors with expertise and experience in banking and lending, financial planning, Internet-based marketing, career planning and search engine optimization.

“The Stimulus 101 seminars will provide real-time information and strategies for immediate use for people who have lost their jobs or are looking to change their jobs, and especially for those who would like to change careers,” said Jeffrey Hunter, a professor of management and director of Assumption’s MBA program. “Any firm, public or private, for-profit or nonprofit, affected by the current state of the economy, and especially any organization that markets itself, needs financial support, and/or has a website will come away from Stimulus 101 with new knowledge and new ideas.”

To register for Stimulus 101, make an appointment for a free resume evaluation or for more information, please visit the program Web site: or call 508-767-7246 by May 15.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews