Workshop Curriculum

Since opening our doors in 1999, Bottomless Closet has offered educational workshops to address the challenges associated with searching for employment, entering the workforce and balancing the demands of work and home. Bottomless Closet offers educational programming that is grouped into three areas: Professional Development, Financial Management and Personal Enrichment. The Professional Development and Financial Management Series incorporate a series of Core Workshops, together with a variety of Electives, offered throughout the year. As an added incentive, we offer Professional Development and Financial Management Certificates for those clients who complete a series of specific workshops. Please note: clients are encouraged to participate in as many of the workshops that are of interest to them, and are in no way required to pursue a certificate. The certificates serve to enhance clients’ resumes. For more information on the Professional Development or Financial Management Certificate program please contact Pam Kulnis, Program Director at 212.563.2499 ext. 11 or at pkulnis@bottomlessclosetnyc.org

Professional Development Certificate

  • Attend 3 Professional Development Core workshops
  • Attend 4 Professional Development Elective workshops
  • Update & submit an electronic resume to Bottomless Closet

Financial Management Certificate

  • Attend 3 Core Financial Management workshops
  • Attend 4 Elective Financial Management workshops
  • Submit a completed budget and financial goals to Bottomless Closet

Professional Development

Topics include:

Core Workshops

  • Resume and interview preparation
  • Strategies for Early Success on the Job
  • Successful Job Search Strategies

Electives

  • Organizational Skills
  • Your Personal Brand
  • LinkedIn and other social media
  • Public Speaking

Financial Management

Topics include:

Beginner Finances

  • Saving Money
  • Budgeting
  • Understanding FICO and Credit Reports
  • Debt Management

Intermediate Finances

  • Debt Reduction
  • Writing A Will
  • Student Loans

Advanced Finances

  • Saving For Retirement
  • Investing
  • Buying A Home

Personal Enrichment

Topics include:

Family

  • Helping Your Child Succeed In School
  • Budget Travel

Cultural

  • Book Club
  • Theater Outings
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