Professionalism Week prepares students for life after Centre, April 20-23
The extraordinary success of Centre College graduates, 95 percent of whom are employed or engaged in advanced studies within 10 months of graduation, is a testament to how well the College prepares its students for the work force or advanced studies.
The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) is hosting its first-ever Professionalism Week this spring to help assure these outcomes remain so high.
Among the scheduled features is a series of workshops hosted by high-profile companies that will help students brush up on their professional workplace manner, edit their resumes, discuss the dos and don’ts of networking, and more.
“No matter how much experience you have, if you’re lacking in professional communication or workplace etiquette skills, it will be extremely difficult to get a job,” said Joy Asher, the director of CCPD.
“Not only will these skills help students to get (and stay) hired, but the more students have mastered them, the greater advantage they will have in their job search and in the workplace,” she continued.
Workshop opportunities include such topics as “Workplace Etiquette” with Tempur-Sealy; “Interviewing” with Proctor and Gamble; and “Professional Communication” with Edward Jones.
The Marine Corps and the Peace Corps will also have representatives available to answer questions for students during lunch hours.
The week ends with the annual Etiquette Dinner, where students can learn about dining and business etiquette while enjoying a formal, four-course meal. Employers are also invited to attend, giving students the opportunity to practice their networking skills.