than just a dress code…
What is your definition of professionalism?
Why is professionalism important for you?
Tips for Professionalism in the Workplace
Who defines it?
What are good guidelines? (Handout)
Managing Your Inbox:
Communication in the Workplace
•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?
•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?
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?
Why is this important to you and your future?
Why is it important for you to understand the
industry culture your working in?
What do you think the culture of the industry is
What behaviors do you think are/are not
appropriate for this type of 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:
Off Site Work
The Company Brand – what are you representing?
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?
What did you like best?
What did you like least?
What did you learn?
Tony R. Smith, M.Ed. – Director for the Experiential
Office Location: Tivoli – Suite 260