Professional Development Workshops help students prepare for job market

Pinky Gonzales discussing how students could work to build their own brand before even venturing out into the job market

Leaving with not only a degree but also a solid understanding of the professional world is a key to a successful college experience, something the College of Business Career Success Center understands.

In addition to their other services for students, fall term the CSC is offering a series of Professional Development Workshops to give students an opportunity to learn from experts outside the college who know what employers are looking for.

The first workshops explored resume and personal brand development, with sessions on social media in the job search, professional dress and leadership development still to come.

The most recent session on Oct. 17 featured Kathrine Giacchino and Pinky Gonzales discussing how students could work to build their own brand before even venturing out into the job market.

Kathrine Giacchino discussing how students could work to build their own brand before even venturing out into the job market

Giacchino works with Rubicon International, a boutique technology consulting firm headquartered in Portland, while Gonzales is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Portland-based Upriver Solutions.

The next workshop takes place Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. in Bexell 415, with talent development professional Lea McLeod discussing how social media can be used to help secure a job.

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