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Bailey ParnellSkillsCamp founder Bailey Parnell leads a training session.

Workshops to provide “soft skills” for science students

Workshops offered Thursday to help students become more effective leaders — and more employable — are part of a series of professional development activities presented this week and next during the inaugural Faculty of Science Career Weeks.

The March 16 workshops, presented by Bailey Parnell of the training company SkillsCamp, are open to all UWindsor students.

Professionalism in the Workplace
11:30 a.m., room 104, Toldo Health Education Centre
“Professional” is a quality we often hear from hiring managers, bosses and colleagues as something we should aspire to be, but what does professionalism look like in 2017? In this workshop, you will learn how skills like interpersonal communication, resourcefulness, conflict resolution, work ethic and others go hand-in-hand with professionalism. You will also learn strategies for building these characteristics within yourself.

The Business of You: Personal Branding and Networking
2:30 p.m., room 202, Toldo Health Education Centre
Whether you’re looking for a job, want a promotion or are looking to be a brand ambassador for your company, building and maintaining a strong personal brand is important to finding success. In this workshop, you will learn how to build and maintain a strong brand and network on and offline and be better able to pitch yourself to potential clients, employers, investors, and more.

Register for SkillsCamp workshops via the Career Events Calendar in mySuccess.

Additional events, offered especially for science majors in partnership with Career & Employment Services, include workshops on job search tips, interview skills, and preparing resumes, cover letters and curricula vitae. Find details on the Career Weeks website.

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