School of Business hosts job-hunting strategies workshop

September 22nd, 2011

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Former Waggener Edstrom Worldwide executive VP and former president and CEO of a biotechnology company present at free George Fox University-sponsored event

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two business professionals each with more than 20 years of recruiting, hiring and interviewing experience will speak at a workshop, “Job Hunting Tips and Recruiting Strategies,” hosted by George Fox University on Friday, Oct. 7, at the school’s Portland Center near Tigard. The session is free and open to the public.

Annette Nemetz, an assistant professor of management who, from 2003 to 2008, served as executive vice president of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide’s global services network in Portland, will join with Alan Timmins, who has more than 30 years of business management experience, to present from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the center, located at 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., in Portland.

Collectively, Nemetz and Timmins have recruited, screened, interviewed and hired hundreds of job candidates throughout their respective executive and managerial careers. As seasoned hiring managers, they will share ideas on how to put your best self forward when looking for that next managerial position.

Topics to be covered include what should and should not go in your resume; the role of networking in a job search; the effective use of social media; job hunting etiquette, including dress and courtesy issues; identifying target employers; ideas on negotiating compensation packages; and, most importantly, what hiring managers really look for in a future employee.

Nemetz is in her fourth year of undergraduate and graduate teaching in the George Fox School of Business. Prior to her teaching career, as executive vice president at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, she grew the second largest business division by 400 percent over five years and generated the second highest contribution profit margin (>50 percent) of the company for five consecutive years.

Timmins brings nearly 30 years of business management experience, serving 16 years (1992 to 2008) in various capacities, most recently as president and chief operating officer of AVI BioPharma, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. In partnership with the company CEO, he helped raise approximately $250 million in various stock offerings.

The event is the latest installment of the George Fox University School of Business Speaker Series, which regularly hosts guests to share on various business-related topics. Coffee and tea will be served at the event.

To learn more or to R.S.V.P., contact Darla Norgren at 503-554-6176 or visit

George Fox’s School of Business offers a Part-Time MBA program in Portland and a Full-Time MBA program at its residential campus in Newberg, Ore. Also offered is a Doctor of Business Administration program that is delivered in both hybrid (on-campus residency) and online formats.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier regional university and a “Best Value” school. More than 3,500 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Darla Norgren
School of Business

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