It’s a trend that usually goes hand in hand: the economy falters, and enrollment at colleges and career-training schools goes up. Education is known as an effective way for people to strengthen their current position, or for displaced workers to prepare for a career switch.

Fordham University’s Westchester campus is offering unique professional and personal development courses this fall for those seeking career advancement or personal growth.

Some of the professional development offerings include:

• Project Management Professional Certification Exam Boot Camp;
• Core Skills for Managing Projects: Practical Skills for Leading;
• LEED AP and Green Associate Exam Preparation.

Among the personal growth courses are a one-day workshop in Creative Art Therapy and a workshop on Centering Prayer/Meditation.

There is also a two-day Adult Reinvention Program, which comes just after New York City’s unemployment rate climbed to 10.3 percent in August—a 16-year high. The course is designed for people looking to retool their professional mindset and personal skill set in a “vastly changing social paradigm.”

Please visit Fordham’s website to register:

All courses take place at Fordham’s Westchester campus, which is set on 32 landscaped acres in West Harrison, N.Y. Parking is free and convenient on the campus.


Gina Vergel is Senior Director of Communications. She oversees the digital news coverage, public relations, and social media for the university. Before joining Fordham in 2007, Gina worked as a reporter for the Home News Tribune, and The Ridgewood News, where she won Society of Professional Journalist (New Jersey chapter) awards for breaking news and feature writing, respectively. She can be reached at [email protected] or (646) 579-9957.