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87 have dabbled | 13 reviews
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Medium square ostrovskaya  natalya    jws 8163 pp
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FORTE

87 have dabbled | 13 reviews
Big square ostrovskaya  natalya    jws 8163 pp
4.62 | 13 reviews
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Natalya Ostrovskaya

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STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Meghan C.
    Reviewed on 10/16/13

    I came into this class with some experience from the job I am currently in. The instructor for this course did a good job of trying to cover overall, general project management thought-process and practices. It is helpful if you are interested in the department or want to be more familiar with the terminology.

    I came into this class with some experience from the job I am currently in. The instructor for this course did a good job of trying to cover overall, general project management thought-process and practices. It is helpful if you are interested in the department or want to be more familiar with the terminology.

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    Christina Z.
    Reviewed on 09/24/13

    Great class with insights into the personal psychology of acing an interview. The teacher was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The one thing that was a little different: The class takes place at an IT/Project Management/Quality Assurance school, and all people attending the workshop other than me were students from that school -- so it was a little weird being in a group of people who were all aiming for finding a job in a different industry than I was. Still, I'm glad I went and left with some good takeaways.

    Great class with insights into the personal psychology of acing an interview. The teacher was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The one thing that was a little different: The class takes place at an IT/Project Management/Quality Assurance school, and all people attending the workshop other than me were students from that school -- so it was a little weird being in a group of people who were all aiming for finding a job in a different industry than I was. Still, I'm glad I went and left with some good takeaways.

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    Nida M.
    Reviewed on 08/21/13

    Well structured class , making professionals instrumental in interview skills
    This class helped professionals to stay in a confident and relax state of mind while being interviewed and also it did talk about a lot of myths that are the main reason why people become more nervous .
    All in all this class boosted the confidence of people and prepared them by giving tips to set their goals and achieve them.

    Well structured class , making professionals instrumental in interview skills
    This class helped professionals to stay in a confident and relax state of mind while being interviewed and also it did talk about a lot of myths that are the main reason why people become more nervous .
    All in all this class boosted the confidence of people and prepared them by giving tips to set their goals and achieve them.

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    Anthony P.
    Reviewed on 08/13/13

    Very helpful class. The material covered and the interaction will help me with my upcoming job interviews.

    Very helpful class. The material covered and the interaction will help me with my upcoming job interviews.

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    Jasmine K.
    Reviewed on 07/30/13

    The teacher was really good at helping people applying their situations to project management. The class moves quickly but it time also goes by quickly. Despite my informal work exprience with project management,I felt a lot more equipped and confident about my current skills and areas to grow.

    The teacher was really good at helping people applying their situations to project management. The class moves quickly but it time also goes by quickly. Despite my informal work exprience with project management,I felt a lot more equipped and confident about my current skills and areas to grow.

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    Vanessa V.
    Reviewed on 05/30/13

    Extremely valuable info! This class was exactly what I needed to rejevenate me in my job search.
    Instructor was committed and provided individual feedback. She encouraged partcipation to make sure each attendant would gain something valuable, Being forced to think creatively about my applicable skills absolutely prepared me to face a new round of interviews.

    Extremely valuable info! This class was exactly what I needed to rejevenate me in my job search.
    Instructor was committed and provided individual feedback. She encouraged partcipation to make sure each attendant would gain something valuable, Being forced to think creatively about my applicable skills absolutely prepared me to face a new round of interviews.

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    Matt M.
    Reviewed on 05/25/13

    Great class! Teacher has lots of knowledge to share and covered quite a bit in only a short amount of time. She even provided food, which was much appreciated by all! I would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn some ins and outs of Project Management.

    Great class! Teacher has lots of knowledge to share and covered quite a bit in only a short amount of time. She even provided food, which was much appreciated by all! I would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn some ins and outs of Project Management.

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    Katrina W.
    Reviewed on 05/24/13

    I liked this class. I work in higher ed, so I was not familiar with, nor do I have, any "formal" project management experience/training. The class was full of people who were in IT, different types of firms ... definitely corporate/private sector jobs. So for about a second I was concerned, but soon realized that I would benefit from the class. The instructor does move quickly, but once I was in the groove, I was able to keep up with the quick pace.

    The instructor is direct and can come off as a bit gruff, but I don't think she is actually harsh or mean. I think she is just a direct person who is task oriented .... I mean she IS teaching a project management class after all. She answered questions and stayed behind to talk to people who wanted to discuss things one-on-one with her. She is knowledgeable and I think genuinely likes teaching and helping others out. Just be prepared for a person who is ready to get the business at hand done, and less of a fuzzy, warm, hearts and rainbows type of teacher.

    I liked this class. I work in higher ed, so I was not familiar with, nor do I have, any "formal" project management experience/training. The class was full of people who were in IT, different types of firms ... definitely corporate/private sector jobs. So for about a second I was concerned, but soon realized that I would benefit from the class. The instructor does move quickly, but once I was in the groove, I was able to keep up with the quick pace.

    The instructor is direct and can come off as a bit gruff, but I don't think she is actually harsh or mean. I think she is just a direct person who is task oriented .... I mean she IS teaching a project management class after all. She answered questions and stayed behind to talk to people who wanted to discuss things one-on-one with her. She is knowledgeable and I think genuinely likes teaching and helping others out. Just be prepared for a person who is ready to get the business at hand done, and less of a fuzzy, warm, hearts and rainbows type of teacher.

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    Daniel S.
    Reviewed on 05/23/13

    A great baseline class for PM. Covered a broad range of topics with just enough detail to give me some things to look up on my own. Drinks and sandwhiches were provided as well as some resources to get started practicing some PM skills. Overall great class, would recommend to anyone looking to get a general overview of Project Management

    A great baseline class for PM. Covered a broad range of topics with just enough detail to give me some things to look up on my own. Drinks and sandwhiches were provided as well as some resources to get started practicing some PM skills. Overall great class, would recommend to anyone looking to get a general overview of Project Management

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    Melanie B.
    Reviewed on 05/22/13

    I really liked this seminar! I felt like it was very hands-on and structured to make sure that all of the individuals in the class got a little bit of what they came to hear. The instructor was able to frame her talking points in a bunch of different ways so that we could all understand them regardless of what our personal backgrounds were. For a subject that could be a little dry, the time went really fast. I feel like I got what I was looking for: an intro to what project management is and the framework to be able to judge what else I still need to learn.

    I really liked this seminar! I felt like it was very hands-on and structured to make sure that all of the individuals in the class got a little bit of what they came to hear. The instructor was able to frame her talking points in a bunch of different ways so that we could all understand them regardless of what our personal backgrounds were. For a subject that could be a little dry, the time went really fast. I feel like I got what I was looking for: an intro to what project management is and the framework to be able to judge what else I still need to learn.

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    Kristen B.
    Reviewed on 05/22/13

    I really enjoyed this class, though I think it really helped having context for the subject matter. Since I am a project manager I was familiar with the terms and concepts already, but the class gave me perspective outside of my current role and helped me re-frame how I am approaching challenges in the projects I am working on. It was also really neat to see who is interested in project management outside of my industry.

    I really enjoyed this class, though I think it really helped having context for the subject matter. Since I am a project manager I was familiar with the terms and concepts already, but the class gave me perspective outside of my current role and helped me re-frame how I am approaching challenges in the projects I am working on. It was also really neat to see who is interested in project management outside of my industry.

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    Jonathan D.
    Reviewed on 05/22/13

    Great way to learn the fundamentals of Project management.

    Great way to learn the fundamentals of Project management.

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    Lynn S.
    Reviewed on 03/26/13

    Though the powerpoint slides were helpful (and we got a copy of them at the workshop), the instructor was too abrasive and confrontational for my taste, unfortunately. Definitely do the homework sent out ahead of the workshop, and be prepared to present yourself in front of the class based on that homework! Also the class seemed to be geared very heavily towards the corporate world, which I didn't realize going into it.

    Though the powerpoint slides were helpful (and we got a copy of them at the workshop), the instructor was too abrasive and confrontational for my taste, unfortunately. Definitely do the homework sent out ahead of the workshop, and be prepared to present yourself in front of the class based on that homework! Also the class seemed to be geared very heavily towards the corporate world, which I didn't realize going into it.

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