What we're about

The White Box Club™—appropriately named after the daunting white boxes many employees receive to "pack up their things"—was created to provide free live coaching sessions, encouragement, resources, and networking opportunities to anyone laid off, unemployed, or in career transition.

Meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with good people who care. Now what could be better than that?!

The White Box Club™ for Job Seekers holds weekly meetings in both east metro (Woodbury OffiCenters) and west metro (Edina OffiCenters), and north metro (Rasmussen College) on selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Please see the Meetup group page for a current schedule of topics and locations.

Each TWBC meeting includes introductions, an interactive coaching presentation, additional coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. For more information, visit: http://thewhiteboxclub.com , or send a message to info@thewhiteboxclub.com

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Meetup!

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg
Founder and Facilitator

Find TWBC™ on Social Media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhiteboxclub/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboxclub

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What members are saying about The White Box Club™:

"The White Box Club meetings were relevant, helpful, and enjoyable. That, along with the other measures I took really helped me become clear on what I was looking for, helped me speak to that and what I bring to the table, as well as network and meet some new people." Brett Eslinger, Member

"Interesting, intelligent, comfortable." Richard Hotch, Member

"The guest speakers knowledge on the subject matter was top notch. The lessons learned will definitely help me market myself better with my resume and social media profiles. Thanks for being there as a resource." David Gifford, Member

"This is a great group to meet new people, make new friends, learn from others and ultimately better prepare you to network, pitch your brand and land the job that meets your needs." Mark Coil, Member

"This is a great resource for professional development, networking and a great social outlet for those in career transition." Brenda Peterson, Member

"I want to thank you for your support and shared wisdom. Along with the support of others, it has helped sustain my confidence and spirits through this process." Adam Davila, Member

"Thank you to Michael and the entire team behind the White Box Club. This group has magic, and it's wonderful to know there are other people that have had the same challenges and upsets. This group was available just when I needed it." Pam Iverson, Member

"Michael has one of the most interactive and well-organized Meetups I've seen—and I've been to many, many Meetups." Soma D Jurgensen, Member, Owner: Intentional Growth Strategies

Upcoming events (5+)

Tips to Getting Unstuck in Your Job Search (East metro)

Woodbury OffiCenter

Finding that next opportunity is a full time job with a great deal of ups and downs. At some part of the journey you may start questioning yourself and begin to feel stuck in what you want to do going forward in the future. Join TWBC facilitator Tim Voit (http://bit.ly/2V44J9e) as he leads an interactive discussion to help you understand the basics about "getting unstuck while in job search". The White Box Club™ meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with good people who care. Now what could be better than that?! Each meeting of TWBC includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. To ensure attendance, please RSVP early for the meeting(s) you wish to attend and confirm location and final content before each meeting date. If you happen to RSVP for a full session, you'll be placed on an automated Waiting List. Please be sure to change your RSVP to "No" if you're no longer able to attend to ensure that members who are waiting can take your seat. Thank you! More information can be found at thewhiteboxclub.com

Networking Essentials: LinkedIn (West metro)

OffiCenters Edina

Finding a job in today's economy can be challenging, but there is more that you can do to connect with the right people and land that job. Making meaningful connections will increase the likelihood you are seen by those that matter most. Join White Box Club founder and facilitator Michael Thomas Sunnarborg (https://bit.ly/2zTiRpf) and guest speaker Jen Radke, SMS (https://bit.ly/2qno9Et) as she gives us a basic understanding of how to use LinkedIn to your greatest advantage in your job search. Jen is a certified-Social Media Strategist and educator and serves as the CEO and owner of the National Institute for Social Media and we are lucky to have her share her expertise with us! The White Box Club™ meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with good people who care. Now what could be better than that?! Each TWBC meeting includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. Membership and meetings are FREE. And when you find that great new opportunity, you can pay it forward to future club members by making a donation to The White Box Club™ online. To ensure attendance, please RSVP early for the meeting(s) you wish to attend and confirm location and final content before each meeting date. If you RSVP for a full session, you'll be placed on an automated Waiting List. Please be sure to change your RSVP to "No" if you're no longer able to attend to ensure that members who are waiting can take your seat. More information can be found at thewhiteboxclub.com

Encore Careers: Combine Purpose and a Paycheck (North metro)

Rasmussen College - Blaine

As we gain wisdom along our career path, we may find ourselves wanting the second chapter of our work lives to be meaningful and impactful. But bringing our experience forward into the new working world can be challenging. Join TWBC facilitator Stacy Lysne (http://bit.ly/2XS4IFY) and guest coach Kate Schaefers, Ph.D. (http://bit.ly/2JvMGB3) as we discuss how lifelong learning, personal renewal, and experimenting with ways to apply your skills and talents in new ways can help you align for a new career, but also give you a greater sense of purpose. The White Box Club™ meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. In addition, you can meet people whose job it is to provide you with resources and support specifically during your career search. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with cool people who care. Now, what could be better than that?! Each meeting of TWBC includes introductions, an interactive coaching session, additional coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. To ensure attendance, please RSVP early for the meeting(s) you wish to attend and confirm location and final content before each meeting date. If you happen to RSVP for a full session, you'll be placed on an automated Waiting List. Please be sure to change your RSVP to "No" if you're no longer able to attend to ensure that members who are waiting can take your seat. Thank you! More information can be found at thewhiteboxclub.com

LinkedIn Biz Hacks (East metro)

Woodbury OffiCenter

We live in a crowded world, and many of our traditional job search methods do not scratch the surface in this digital age. Luckily, he have an abundance of social media tools, specifically LinkedIn, to help. Join TWBC facilitator Tim Voit (http://bit.ly/2V44J9e) and guest speaker Sarah Kowal (https://bit.ly/2GcZH2i) as she provides free and EASY tricks in LinkedIn that will make any job seeker stand out from the pack! The White Box Club™ meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with good people who care. Now what could be better than that?! Each meeting of TWBC includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. To ensure attendance, please RSVP early for the meeting(s) you wish to attend and confirm location and final content before each meeting date. If you happen to RSVP for a full session, you'll be placed on an automated Waiting List. Please be sure to change your RSVP to "No" if you're no longer able to attend to ensure that members who are waiting can take your seat. Thank you! More information can be found at thewhiteboxclub.com

Past events (150)

Tell Me About Yourself (North metro)

Rasmussen College - Blaine

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