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PROFESSIONALISM FIRST! Program for Spring 2011 Semester

For release:  February 2, 2011

The Fogelman College of Business & Economics announces the start of the Spring, 2011 Professionalism First! program.  The program is scheduled to start on Friday, February 25th and ends on April 8th.  Two sessions (morning & afternoon) will be offered concurrently.  Morning sessions will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m., while afternoon sessions will start at 2:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.  Students are encouraged to apply early as competition for spaces is expected to be high.  Please contact Dr. L. Jackson or at (901) 678-5504 for information about the program and application procedures.  Application forms are also available at the undergraduate advising office (room 114 Fogelman College administration building).  

Professionalism First! is a free, non-credit professional development program designed to provide business students with the personal and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic business world.  The program is designed, developed and delivered by the Fogelman College of Business in conjunction with its strategic partner, First Tennessee Bank.  The program promotes life-long career readiness by providing a high quality professional development program that teaches business students how to improve their professional presence and image.  This industry led program comprises five one hour modules: Professional Image; Professional Communication-part 1; Professional Communication-part 2; Interviewing; and Emotional Intelligence.  Students enrolled in the program are assigned a First Tennessee Bank mentor who will guide them along the path of professional development.  The program is open to junior and senior business majors who are in good academic standing.  Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a certificate of completion.

 “100% of Professionalism First! participants agreed that all business students would benefit from the program!!”

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