Still Looking For That Career?

Join me for a 4 part series webinar on How To Go From College Life to Real LIfe now that you have graduated.


Debra Olshan Cooper. Founder of YourCareerDesignLab will introduce you to people you will want to know, from Linkedin to a VP at Merrill Lynch Financial Advising, her network of powers that be will be an important step to finding your passions and putting them to work even during this pandemic. 

Email us at flobelfoundation@gmail.com.

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Debra Olshan Cooper is a key advisor with
The Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation

Just graduated? Now What?
Still searching to turn your passion into a paycheck?

AT YOUR CAREER DESIGN LAB, we analyze, guide, mentor and coach you to garner the best approach to finding and landing your dream career.



"Find something you love. Become the best at it and the money will come."

– Your Career Design Lab



Join me for a 4 part series webinar on How To Go From College Life to Real LIfe now that you have graduated.


Debra Olshan Cooper. Founder of YourCareerDesignLab will introduce you to people you will want to know, from Linkedin to a VP at Merrill Lynch Financial Advising, her network of powers that be will be an important step to finding your passions and putting them to work even during this pandemic. 

Email us at flobelfoundation@gmail.com.

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Wanted to know how to turn your passion into a paycheck? Learn the inside scoop of how to land your dream career on Business RadioX.

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Thank you Live Nation for inviting me on the music industry panel “Network Like A Pro.” Great day sharing wisdom and steps on how to tell their story and how to connect with insiders that can help YOU achieve your dreams.

Thank you NBC Six In The Mix for allowing me to share with your audience the do’s and don’ts of writing your resume and communicating your story in a way that gets your story sold and your career going.

Honored to be a part of the Live Nation family for their upcoming zoom webinar with such distinguished brands like LinkedIn and Powered By Purpose Inc. If you are interested in the music business this is the place to be on May 7th 2:00 p.m. (PST) 5:00 p.m ( EST). Find out how to build your brand with Digital Marketing and learn to build a network that can help you to achieve your goals and dreams.

I’m excited to join @hobmusicforward for their Industry Sessions panel focused on "Digital Networking" with fellow professionals in the field that recognize the importance of digital networking during this time.

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We offer 3 designed packages that meet every criteria of your career journey. Call today to find out which package fits your career path (917) 847-8035 or email us at info@yourcareerdesignlab.com



At YourCareerDesignLab it is our goal to set you on your way to career success. According to the New York Post article on Gen Z, Cooper states, 

“You don’t get a raise because you exist. It’s something you earn.”

She blames the eyebrow-arching stats on poor parenting — “No one’s told them no,” she says — and FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out. “They’re looking at their friends who have better jobs, and trying to compete instead of looking at the job at hand.”



Thoughts on Self-Recognition: “True entrepreneur leaders know who THEY are and from there they can create their vision with insight and clarity.”


Founder of YourCareerDesignLab, Debra shares the importance of recognizing inner entrepreneurial prowess. 


Today we live in an era where the pressure to get into college is so extreme some students start planning their A.P. course load and extracurricular agenda in middle school. But what about the crucial moment when college is over and students are left feeling aimless with a degree they worked so hard for? This is where Debra Olshan Cooper steps in. Mrs. Cooper has an extraordinary talent: she helps young college graduates craft their past 4 years of college internships, extra-curricular activities, jobs and course work and craft them into a curated story that is uniquely yours. 


The academic-camp trend is spurred on by the college-admissions process, says Debra Olshan Cooper, founder of a career-coaching company for undergrads, Your Career Design Lab. Admissions officers often look for niche activities on kids’ applications. But none of these camps will do the kids any good if they’re too burnt out to succeed in college, the New York- and Florida-based coach argues. For those reasons, she says, “the parenting style of coddling, and laying out the golden brick road to the land of Oz, is backfiring.”


I want to introduce you to Debra Cooper, Founder & Principal at Your Career Design Lab.


Deb architects and designs the right process to find the right career.  Not only a person’s first career, but ongoing.  It’s a unique, very personal process not just about resumes, cover letters, but more importantly in my mind is the ability to shape you into the right candidate for a particular job or career. How to tell your story in a way that is memorable where the interviewer is urged to take action.   In addition, Deb’s networking capabilities are uniquely good at finding you the right mentor, interviewer, industry experts, and people that do hiring at major firms that you would want to be employed at. It’s a relationship that I wish existed when I was first looking for my career over 20 years ago.


More importantly, it doesn’t stop at the first job.  Once you achieve that first job, it might be how to network within your firm to get to the next position or ask for a raise.  Deb has a network of CEOs, executives, business owners that all communicate with Deb about what they continually hear and what they more importantly “Want to hear”!


A career coach is a very valuable relationship and I would encourage you sincerely to have a conversation about what Deb can offer and how it might be beneficial for you now, but likely over your career. Here are some of the reasons a person like Debra can land you your dream career.


  • She has helped numerous people and clients of mine find a better path in work and in life.   

  • Why haven’t you found a job yet? You need a story for this.

  • What your feedback from other interviews have been, so she can help game plan with you.

  • Lack of GPA, (if it’s lower) need a story for this.


What is the career path you want, not just getting a job.  Deb can explain how crucially different this is and how an interviewer can tell a candidate that is looking for a job with them vs. a career.  Nobody wants to spend money and time training someone that will leave and the training and ramp up time is a cost to the firm, so are you the right person to spend the money on.  These questions and more are what you need to overcome on paper and in the interview. This is what Debra and YourCareerDesignLab can do for you. 

Ted M. Candella, CRPC®, C(k)P®, CPFA®

Managing Director – Wealth Management Advisor | Retirement Benefits Consultant |Portfolio Manager, PIA Program

NMLS# 579963

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
The Candella Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc



Debra Olshan Cooper has been an entrepreneur and CEO of several companies in the
past 30 years including Real Life Communications, one of New York premiere luxury,
fashion and beauty public relations and marketing firm. When she moved to South
Florida she opened FreshConnect Public Relations and Marketing where she steered
several clients into well known brands. In addition, while a short stint in New Jersey she
began DayCationToday, a full service staycation concept allowing mothers to take a day
for themselves by providing services, treatments, educational consulting to give moms a
“me day.”

Debra started YourCareerDesignLab to bring the same sensibility of 30 years of writing
and producing clients stories to bring them to their rightful place in the spotlight,
whether on television, newspaper or magazines. Debra has experience designing and
producing other peoples stories to garner the attention they deserve. Her passion is
young adults and has been exceptionally successful in identifying and creating young
graduates story in a way that sends their resume to the top. Your graduate works one
one one with Ms. Cooper to guide them step by step towards the career land fields and
into their perfect career. Most recently, Ms. Cooper placed a recent Syracuse graduate
four days out of college and landed her a manager position with the Futuristics, one of
the most coveted producer and songwriter companies based in Los Angeles working
with such artists as Bruno Mars, Camila Cabraro, Kahlid and others with over 20 hit
songs on the radio today. Another client and recent Emory graduate landed her dream
career as a rising agent at UTA ( United Talent Agency ) in New York City. One of the
largest talent and entertainment industires in the world to name a few of Cooper’s

Ms. Cooper is married and has an 18 year old daughter attending Binghamton
University in the Fall in the FRIP (Freshman Research Immmersion Program in
Neuropychology. )

For more information, contact Debra today at 917-847-8035


Ready to work?

If you are ready to stop being afraid to go out there and get what you want... If you are ready to take that leap of faith and find a career in your field or perhaps another field, then take your first step and let us help you design your career!

Call us today! (917) 847-8035


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