Book Bag to Briefcase briefs future job-hunters

This Thursday, March 23, will mark the latest installment of the “Book Bag to Briefcase” seminars. Hosted by several members of the staff, the activity is designed to educate and enlighten students who will be transitioning from a school-based environment to a working environment.

The first BBTB meeting this semester took place on March 2. Entitled “Your Professional Image,” it was hosted by Career Services Coordinator Jeff Roberts and dealt with how to maintain one’s professional persona even when online.

The seminar went over social media etiquette, explaining and examining the importance of good impressions on Facebook, LinkedIn and other forms of social media. It also dealt with how to write a workable and appealing resume, reviewing major steps in the process and listing the “do”s and “don’t”s accordingly.

“It was really informative,” said junior Carrie Piper. “It helped to change my outlook on how to build a resume and interact on social media.”

This week’s seminar, hosted by Paige Kohlhof of Cottingham & Butler, is entitled Dress for Success, and will deal with the parallel issue of one’s professional appearance in the workplace and regarding interviews.

The event will take place in the ACC ballrooms, and will last from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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