Published: Thu Oct 21, 2010<In order to better prepare students for the realities of the modern workplace, the College of Business at Tennessee Tech University offers its third Professional Development Week Oct. 25-29. >
As a part of the program, each business student affiliating to upper division status attends workshops on written and oral communications along with sessions on other professional development topics.
"The benefits for participating students are numerous," said Amy Jo Carpenter, student-to-career program manager and organizer of the Professional Development Week. "This serves as a 'rite of passage' into the next phase of their college careers."
Speakers range from local business professionals to politicians and CEOs. Employers from companies all over the nation attend and all serve as mentors for students. The oral and written communication workshops are presented by local professionals and cover the importance of impeccable and accomplished oral and written communication skills in the workplace.
Although the workshops are required for affiliating business students, any and all students, staff, faculty and administration may attend without registering.
For a complete schedule and list of speakers, please go here.