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National Business Etiquette Week Declared

In honor of National Business Etiquette Week, I thought I'd summarize the ways you can develop your professionalism in the important area of social graces. But, first, a quick reminder of why this is even important. Professional etiquette is not just about which fork to use or how to pass the rolls when you're invited…

Thinking twice about that missed internship?

After I wrote about missed internship opportunities last spring, quite a few students admitted that they really should have applied for one.  Well, here’s your second chance!  As of today, there are nine internship openings for the Fall semester, right here in the Cedar Valley: Outreach Intern, Alzheimer Association Community Relations Intern, American Cancer Society…

Attend a Workshop in South Africa!

The Professional Readiness Program continues to expand its technology options.  Next week, Level 3 and 4 participants will be able to attend a webinar hosted by Global Trade students on a Spring Break study abroad in South Africa. Corporate and alumni partners continue to lead workshops, seminars, and presentations on campus, providing professional skill development…

Meet the Coach!

Students taking two core courses have been the first to meet and greet the new UNIBusiness Writing Coach, Corrine Holke-Farnam. Those two courses include assignments that introduce professional writing expectations, and students have been invited to work with the Coach to get themselves ready to perform at a workplace level. Wonder how you’d work with…

You’re READY! for a great internship experience!

We asked last summer's interns to tell us how things went, and the answer is (always!) that internships are an amazing and productive experience. The biggest surprise to the interns was the amount of responsibility they were given, but it was no surprise to me that UNIBusiness students were consistently able to step up and…

Conversations on Leadership

This week’s PRP calendar featured a number of events focused on leadership, which has created a kind of on-going conversation about the relationship between personal values and effective leadership.  The conversation is sure to continue with a visit from Derek Drahn, Director of Leadership and Development at Aegon.  Join us on Thursday! Here for two…

Storytelling as a Management Tool

I've just finished reading Storytelling in Business, written by my colleague, Janis Forman, director of UCLA's Anderson School of Management's communication program.  She interviewed CEO's, corporate communication professionals, and media experts to learn specific strategies, and she provides cases from Chevron, FedEx, Phillips, and Schering-Plough to demonstrate how organizations can use storytelling to make sense…

Don’t forget your jacket!

Going home this weekend?  Don’t forget to pack for the Career Fair!  It’s coming up soon: February 20 at the McLeod Center, 11am – 3pm. We encourage UNIBusiness students to dress for success.  Even if you are not job hunting this semester, you ARE building relationships with recruiters.  Yes, they do remember you! Professional attire…

Resume Tips

A good resume uses “hot button” words that hiring managers recognize and respond to.  Now, resume writers also have to think about words that resume screening software will recognize!  Check out this Wall Street Journal article  for an update on these tools and some tips to avoid the “black hole” of resume oblivion. 

It’s Business Etiquette Week!

In honor of National Business Etiquette Week, I thought I'd summarize the ways you can develop your professionalism in the important area of social graces.  But, first, a quick reminder of why it's even important. This is not just about which fork to use or how to pass the rolls when you're invited to a…

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