Story by Karissa Stolen
“Expression: Corporate America and You!,” the first event of the semester hosted by the College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office this fall, is set for Thursday.
Panelists for the workshop include Patrice Palmer, College of Business advisor; Xajes Martinez, Fraternity and Sorority Life coordinator; Daniel Monroe, executive sourcing advisor at Charles Schwab; Lokana Reed, executive recruiter for Target; and Nate Anderson, KPMG senior associate at Tax Technology and Transformation.
The workshop takes place Sept. 15 in the Bohemian Auditorium in Rockwell Hall West on the CSU campus from 2 to 3 p.m. There will be four panelists and one facilitator representing different organizations, backgrounds and experiences regarding professionalism, expression and identity in the corporate world.
When applying for a job, “getting in the door” may mean that you need to present yourself a certain way. The panel discussion will explore exactly what that means and how you could be leaving a part of yourself at home when you go to work because you have to dress and express yourself in a particular kind of way.
The workshop’s goal is to enlighten students, faculty, staff and community members, as well as to challenge them to be aware of how they present themselves and what employers expect professionalism to look like. Questions around LGBTQ professionals, international vs. domestic dress and binary (feminine and masculine dress) expectations are some of the topics that will be discussed.
Interested participants are asked to RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business majors are encouraged to stop by the Career Management Center in Rockwell Hall West to see how to add these professional development works to the resume. More information is available by calling 970-491-2103.