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Capital City Career Opportunities, Inc.
MEET THE TEAM
Laurie Gallo, M.A.
Founder & Director
I have over 20 years of experience working with clients who have disabilities. As a vocational rehabilitation counselor, I have helped these client's live fuller, more independent lives by assisting them with completing their education goals after a work related injury. By assessing the client’s capabilities and limitations, I work with them to set goals for employment along with arranging the necessary training to meet those goals. I facilitate their job training, assisting them in the job applications process and in securing gainful employment. I have served clients coping with physical disabilities and injuries, mental illness, psychological disorders and substance abuse problems. The goal is to concentrate on their education and employment background, take their work injury into consideration, and then design and implement a training program so that the client can obtain competitive employment.
Masters of Arts - Career Counseling, Chapman University
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, Chapman University
I have been working as an Employment Specialist with Capital City Careers for three and a half years. As an Employment Specialist, my job is to help our consumers gain the confidence in their ability to create and edit resumes and cover letters that are job specific, and apply for positions that meet their skill set and abilities. I aid them in statement of qualifications and state applications. Furthermore, I help our consumers in mock interviews and interviewing techniques, research and interview preparation. I help guide each consumer through their unique employment path and provide an open and honest environment where each consumer can feel at ease. It is my passion to help our clients discover their potentials and reach their goals. I am also full-time student working toward a degree in counseling.
I have been working with Capital City Career Opportunities, Inc. for 3 years as an Intake Specialist. My objective is to help people discover and unlock their potential by evaluating their goals and guiding them to create a plan that will provide the knowledge they need to gain meaningful employment. I assist them with the beginning steps of employment preparation, such as narrowing down job goals, evaluating their resumes and cover letters and providing feedback on their interviewing skills to help ensure they are fully prepared to start their search for a job.
Although I do not see clients, my 3 years at Capital City Careers has been dedicated to creating an office environment that is organized and proficient in order to create the best experience possible for those who obtain our services. I aim to make sure all of our reports are well written and submitted appropriately, that all of our files are organized and well kept, and that our office flows smoothly so that our Intake and Employment Specialists can do their job as effectively and proficiently as possible.