West Virginia State University Sponsors Student Professional Day April 1

3/17/2015
Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
kosborne@wvstateu.edu
 
 
March 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
West Virginia State University Sponsors Student Professional Day April 1

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University (WVSU) will sponsor its second annual Student Professional Day “Out of the Jeans and Into the Suits” event on Wednesday, April 1, in room 134 of the Wilson University Union.

The event is free to all WVSU students, but pre-registration is required.

The purpose of the event is to equip students with tools for success in the workplace by implementing professionalism and presentation.

Students may check in beginning at 9 a.m. on April 1. At 10 a.m. they will have the opportunity to get their photograph taken at a Professional Head Shots station. From 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., students can visit a series of Professional Pit Stops for information on job searching. Pits Stops include: Your Digital Footprint, Mind Your Manners and Résumé Basics, among others.

From 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., students can attend the Generation Charleston Employment Panel, during which local young professionals will discuss what it means to be a professional.

The Student Professional Day will conclude with a dining etiquette program from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in McGhee Suites, led by a certified business etiquette consultant and protocol advisor, Pam Harvit.

Harvit is a popular nationally known speaker who has presented to executives and employees of medical schools, hospitals, universities and many other organizations. She is also a featured columnist for The Charleston Gazette-Mail.

The event is framed around a five-course meal, and teaches students proper dining etiquette for a business function. This event also requires pre-registration and is free to WVSU students.

To register or for more information, contact the Office of Career Services and Co-operative Education at (304) 766-3250. Students may also register online by clicking here.

The registration deadline is March 25.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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