Professional Development Series
Every year the College of Business places a great focus on preparing our students for the professional environment. Our Office of Student Engagement and Success hosts a professional development series focusing on topics like resume writing, networking, mock interviews, and holds an etiquette luncheon where students participate in a formal business luncheon. For a complete listing, see the 2016-17 schedule below:
Resume Workshop (September 7)
Do you need advice on writing or editing your resume? This workshop will help you build an effective resume, or transform your resume into a powerful tool. Learn how to market yourself by using different resume formats, overcoming your inexperience, avoiding discrimination pitfalls and more.
Professional Dress and Resume Review (September 28th)
Discover the importance of dressing professionally and how your appearance affects your success. Understand ways to improve and create effective resumes.
Mock Interviews (October 20th)
Experience a realistic interview. Gain knowledge of types of questions that will be asked, how to answer the questions, and strengthen communication skills.
Personal Branding (November 16th)
Understand how a great personal brand identifies who you are and what you do. Learn how to use branding to create your elevator speech.
Personal Finance (January 26th)
Knowledge of personal finance can help you understand ways to improve your credit, qualify for loans, save, and avoid money traps.
Business Presentations (February 15th)
Develop and improve your ability to create and present prominent presentations. Learn ways to enhance your public speaking.
Etiquette Luncheon (March 31st)
Etiquette is meant to make everyone feel comfortable. Gain knowledge of the importance of proper introductions, conversation skills, and appropriate business etiquette.