Chapter 7: Professionalism Skills
Gaining career and workplace knowledge through a variety of activities.
Introduction (Why is it important?):
These skills help you to gain career and workplace knowledge through a variety of in- and out-of-classroom activities, strengthening skills in the following five sub sets of professionalism.
Understand the five sub sets of professionalism. The five sub sets of professionalism are:
Explore the values and moral compasses of your profession and your communities; develop your own values and compass to make decisions that improve the human condition.
Build the skills, qualifications and experiences that help you progress towards and in your chosen career(s).
Master the learning processes that help you to maximize your potential through social, physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual means.
Prepare to navigate complex employment environments, including those related to time management, professional attire, organizational structures and professional initiative.
So, how does this relate to your student employment job?
Here are a few examples from student employee jobs here on campus:
|Student Job on Campus||Professionalism Method|
|Career Services - Front Desk Reception||Being able to address concerns, questions, and scheduling appointments with guests/clients.|
|Recreational Services - Gym Attendant||Addressing the needs of the students/guests in a courteous and respectful way|
|SUB - AV Workers||Assisting groups in a professional way with their AV needs for their events.|
|Air Force ROTC||Respect and courteousness towards all those you meet is instilled in the trainings for ROTC|
|Children’s Campus - Student Worker||When working with parents – being able to inform parents of policies and procedures in a professional manner|
|Dean of Students Office - Front Desk Worker||Handling confidentiality with student concerns is integral in professional behavior for this position|
Here are how your academic classes can also help you learn effective professionalism skills:
|Classes||Professionalism Skills Developed|
|MGMT 398||Career development class teaching students interviewing, resume writing, informational interviewing, professional dress, etc.|
|Internship Courses||Learning the world of work through hands on work experience|
|Problem Courses||Developing effective work habits while actually working in the workplace with a professor|