Fridays in Austin is a new series created by the College of Business to provide regular professional development sessions built around weekly themes such as ethics, design thinking, and well-being.
The workshops and seminars are open to all College of Business students and are mandatory for first-year students.
“Fridays in Austin offers many engagement opportunities,” said Carol Leder, the college’s head advisor. “Students will be able to network with and learn from alums, teaching faculty, advisors and other students. Our students will be learning about ways to engage in activities which will complement their academics and will then hopefully put what they learned into action as they progress through their degrees by pursuing internships, studying overseas, participating in student club leadership and mentoring opportunities.”
Added Career Success Center Executive Director Brandi Fuhrman, “Fridays in Austin is students’ key to career success. We are really excited about this new format to help students engage in professional development and experiential learning outside the classroom.”
Fridays in Austin kicks off Sept. 30 with the theme of ethics and features a 10 a.m. “Ethics in the Work Environment” discussion in Austin Hall 126 with a panel of alumni. Also on the docket for Sept. 30 are welcome events for community college transfer students, resume workshops for accounting students, and a “Creating a Job Search Strategy” session.
Subsequent Fridays in Austin themes are health care (Oct. 7), food/beverage (Oct. 14), sales (Oct. 21), design thinking (Oct. 28), performance (Nov. 4) and well-being (Nov. 18).
Students are asked to register for Friday in Austin events because space is limited. Registration links will be available on the Fridays in Austin webpage.