Professionalism 101 for College Grads
Human Resource Managers are singing the blues these days. More specifically, The Unprepared Blues. But they’re not the ones who are unprepared. These managers are lamenting the legions of new college grads plunging into the career jungle – without even the faintest grip on workplace reality. And with June newly arrived, thousands more of the unprepared will be pouring into the crowded job hunter’s pool. Well, OK, maybe after a brief detour into summer vacation land.
But whenever the party’s over and it’s time for serious job-seeking, grads better know more than calculus equations and Shakespearean quotes. Much more important to prospective employers is familiarity with the basics. Biggies are are how to dress, conduct an interview, and even keep the job you’ve landed.
These lessons in professionalism form the core curriculum of York College, located in Pennsylvania. The primary goal of York College is to take students well beyond the boundaries of the liberal arts with a firm grounding in the practical arts. As employers see it, these are the skills necessary to survive and thrive in the ultra-competitive real world. Such intense preparedness gives York students a tremendous leg up on their less practically-minded counterparts.
Be sure to check out the above link to this unique but highly effective route to career success. And remember, the Baldwin team is ready to answer your questions and provide additional information about post-college success and career options for college students. Reach out to us at –
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