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May 2003 event

Shaping Your Work to Suit You

Event Summary
Date:  Tuesday, May 6, 2003
Time:  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place:  Lucent Technologies
8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD  20785
Directions are below

Don't forget your business cards for networking!

About the Event

We are often encouraged to choose and do work that is defined mostly by others. The approach in this program starts with what is important to you. It provides a process for comparing your present work with your own criteria for satisfaction as well as suggestions for using what you learn to shape work "in your own image." This program will help you find tools and ideas for working independently and with others to improve the quality of your life.

About the Speaker

A career and life management consultant since 1983, Dr. Ruth Schimel has had thousands of clients dealing with transitions at all different stages of their work lives. She has served her community in many capacities including as a diplomat, professor, human resources expert, and management consultant.

Dr. Schimel received a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, an M.A. with concentrations in public administration, personnel and behavioral science, and a Ph.D. in public administration, personnel /manpower development and gerontology (the latter two degrees were from George Washington University).

Dr. Schimel has had several well-known management consulting clients such as American University, Sallie Mae, Peace Corps, and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. She has taught human resource and management subjects at American, George Washington and Georgetown, and also served for 20 years as a foreign service officer with the Department of State, in charge of executive development and the human resource management division.


Date: Tuesday, 6 May 2003
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner and networking
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Program


An assortment of meat and vegetarian sandwiches, salad, cookies, and beverages.

Fees and Registration

Admission Fees

Admission fees help to offset the costs of our programs. Fees may vary from program to program because of the costs of food and beverages, room rental, and other services. Our attendees pay slightly different fees depending on whether they are members, nonmembers, students, chapter volunteers, or walk-ins. We also sometimes offer a program-only option for programs that are not held in restaurants.

Chapter volunteers who are working at an event (e.g., staffing the registration table, greeting newcomers) are entitled to free admission for the event. Volunteers for each event are normally pre-determined before the registration process begins. We do not accept last-minute volunteers unless we have an unanticipated need for extra help.

$15 STC members with advance registration **
$5 STC members with advance registration, program only **
$10 Confirmed present event volunteers with advance registration
$10 Students with advance registration
$10 Nonmember first timer with advance registration and first-timer coupon $$
$25 Nonmembers with advance registration
$25 Walk-ins without advance reservations (a meal is not available unless you reserve in advance)
** Each STC member may bring one guest at the member rate. Members and guests must register and pay together.
$$ For nonmembers who have never attended one of our programs, we are offering a First-Timer's coupon for this event. To read instructions for using the coupon and to print the coupon, visit the First-Timers Coupon page.

Advance Reservations

We encourage and sometimes require all attendees to register in advance. For events where advanced registration is required, we cannot accept reservations after the published deadline for the event.

If you are unable to register by the deadline, you can still attend the event as a walk-in, at the cost listed under Admission fees.


  • We cannot provide food for walk-ins.
  • We do not provide refunds for late arrivals.
  • We reserve the right to bill those who register for a program, do not pre-pay, and do not attend the program.

Registration for Shaping Your Work to Suit You

Registration is encouraged for this event by Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 5 p.m. All who register after this date and time must pay the walk-in price. All information published under Advance reservations is applicable to this event.

Registration Process

To make a reservation, complete the program reservation form.


You may pay by sending a check through the U.S. Mail or by making a secure online payment through our PayPal page using your credit card, debit card, bank account, or by paying money from a funded PayPal account. (Using PayPal allows you to make purchases without revealing your credit card number or financial information to us.) We also accept cash or checks at the door. Non-registered walk-ins pay the walk-in fee listed under Admission fees.

If you have already registered and would like to submit a payment by check or through our PayPal page, see the program reservation page for more detailed information about making a payment.


To cancel a registration, contact the Events Committee Manager as soon as possible. No shows who do not notify us that they need to cancel will be billed.

Lucent Technologies Landover map


Lucent Technologies
8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD  20785

[Note: No longer open—relocated to India.]

Map and directions to Lucent Technologies in Landover, MD.

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