Professionalism Workshop

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Professionalism Workshop

  1. 1. Professionalism Not Just a Dress Code…
  2. 2. Professionalism: More than just a dress code…  What is your definition of professionalism?  Why is professionalism important for you?  The company?  Tips for Professionalism in the Workplace  Dress Code  Who defines it?  What are good guidelines? (Handout)
  3. 3. Managing Your Inbox: Communication in the Workplace •Email: •What not to do… •How do you use email as a student? •How do you think that is different from the workplace of today? •Is it okay to use emoticons? •Do you use text abbreviations in your emails? •Phone: •What differences are there in your communication on an office phone to your mobile device? •Skype, Chat, Etc. •Why is it important to consider your professional demeanor in this mediums as well?
  4. 4. Social Networking: Its Place in the Office  Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter  When is okay to use them at work?  How do your personal and professional networks interact? Where do you draw the line?  What is your online brand?  How do you manage it?  Photos  Personal/Other Statements/Comments/Jokes/Etc.  Why is this important to you and your future?
  5. 5. Industry Culture  Why is it important for you to understand the industry culture your working in?  What do you think the culture of the industry is like?  What behaviors do you think are/are not appropriate for this type of culture?
  6. 6. Company Culture  Questions to consider:  From your experiences through the recruiting process/internship program, how would you describe the company’s culture?  Let’s Discuss some examples:  Client Site  Off Site Work  Professional Event  The Company Brand – what are you representing?
  7. 7. Reflection  Ask yourself these questions as you begin to transition to the world of work:  Where was I when I began this process?  Where am I now?  What do I need to focus on to grow?
  8. 8. Survey/Evaluation  What did you like best?  What did you like least?  What did you learn?
  9. 9. Contact Info  Presenter:  Tony R. Smith, M.Ed. – Director for the Experiential Learning Center  Email: tony.smith@ucdenver.edu  Phone: 303-556-6656  Office Location: Tivoli – Suite 260

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