Professional Panthers Institute

Professional Panthers Series

The Professional Panthers Series is designed to prepare you to transition from college to career. Have you ever thought about how you will sell your collegiate experience to a future employer? Are you ready to take on a professional role? Throughout the series, you will reflect on your collegiate leadership experience and consider how it has prepared you for a professional role. In addition, you will learn valuable tips to help you step confidently towards your future career.

Professionalism in the Workplace
September 25, 1 p.m., University Center Room 430
The workplace is different from the college classroom. In this session, you will learn all you need to know to step confidently into workplace as a professional.

Marketing Your Strengths
October 2, 1 p.m., University Center Room 430
“What strengths will you bring to this position?” This is a question that comes up in most job interviews. Are you prepared to talk about your strengths? In this sessions, you will learn how to leverage your strengths in an interview.

October 16, 1 p.m., University Center Room 430
They say, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” In this session, you will learn the basics of networking, so you are equipped to build your connections and advance your personal and professional goals.

Diversity in the Workplace
October 23, 1 p.m., University Center Room 430
Today’s workplace is more diverse than ever. This workshop will prepare you to understand the challenges of a diverse workforce as well as the benefits of appreciating rather than tolerating differences.

Professional Etiquette
October 30, 1 p.m., University Center Room 430
There are so many unspoken rules about the job search process. What kind of food is acceptable to order at a dinner? When can you talk about salaries? What is acceptable in negotiating a job offer? This session will prepare you to tackle the stickiest job search situations.

Technology in the Job Search
November 6, 1 p.m., University Center Room 430
Once upon a time, applying for a job meant completing an application, sending in a hard copy of your résumé, and showing up at the workplace for an interview. Today, the job search process is happening in social media, Skype interviews, and other online processes. This session will prepare you to embrace the technology in the job search process.

To reserve your space for any of the Professional Panthers Series, please email Kristina Clement.