Keeping Your Career Intact Despite Uncertain Times

Published on November 10, 2008

HR, Faculty, & Executive Coaching Experts Address Issues That Could Impact Your Career

recession-ThObtaining and keeping a job in an economic downturn has never been more of a challenge, as news outlets have reported losses in various industries. On Nov. 19, the UHC. T. Bauer College of Business will host a panel of experts at “How to Recession Proof Your Career: Keeping Your Career Intact Despite Uncertain Times.” The panel will share insight on how to prevent from being downsized during tough economic times.

Moderated by Assistant Dean for Career Services Jamie Belinne, the panel will consist of Bauer faculty and local experts who will provide practical advice on helping to prevent being laid off when companies downsize the work force.

Steve Werner, associate professor and doctoral coordinator of the management department. Werner’s expertise in human resources, compensation administration and industrial relations has been sought by various news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Houston Business Journal.

Randy Webb, professor and director of undergraduate sales studies. Before teaching at Bauer College, Webb was vice-president of sales with M&M/Mars and then appointed president of Uncle Ben’s Inc., the food division of Mars, Inc.

Albert Goodman, FMC Technologies Human Resources Division Director. Among Goodman’s responsibilities as director of human resources have been to increase employee productivity, reduce company costs and manage about 11,000 employees.

Gary Selman, founder of Growth and Leadership Solutions. Selman, a consultant and public speaker, has coached corporate executive and business owners on improving individual performance and career management. His experience as a management consultant and mentor to corporate executives has helped clients identify necessary skills in the workplace.


334 Melcher Hall,
Auditorium Room 160
UH C.T. Bauer College of Business
6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19

The event is free and open to faculty, students and the public. For more information, call 713-743-4631.

By Mayra Cruz

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

About the Bauer College of Business

The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.

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