This fall, Alumni & Student Connections is offering the Power Skills Workshop Series to students. Power skills (often called soft skills) are an essential part of approving one’s ability to work on a team and have a positive influence on furthering one’s career. Each workshop will be hosted by a recruiter, because we believe recruiters are experts in developing and recognizing skills.

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Wednesday, September 16 from 12-12:45 p.m.

Join HR + Recruiting Manager Meredith Coen from JB Hunt for a presentation on emotional intelligence in the workplace. Did you know that soft skills like emotional intelligence are in high demand from employers? Hear directly from recruiting staff on how to be successful with this essential skill!

Interview Skills and How to Prepare for Questions

Tuesday, September 22 from 12:30-1 p.m.

Join Jill McEntee, PLU alum and Vice President of New FA Development and Acquisition at D.A. Davidson Companies for a presentation on interview skills and how to prepare for interview questions. Enhancing your interview skills are impertinent, especially in a virtual world. Attend this workshop to gain insight and tips which will also help you when you attend Meet the Firms (9/25) and the Career & Internship Fair (10/28)!

Utilizing Teamwork in the Legislative Internship and Beyond

Tuesday, October 7 at 2 p.m.

Join Colleen Rust and Leo O’Leary, Senate and House Civic Education Directors of the Washington State Legislative Internship Program, for a presentation on how to utilize teamwork in the workplace. They’ll provide insight into how teamwork is utilized at the state capitol, and provide advice on how to develop this important skill.

LinkedIn and Networking

Tuesday, October 13 from 12-12:45 p.m.

Join HR + Recruiting Manager Meredith Coen from JB Hunt for a presentation on LinkedIn and networking. Boosting your LinkedIn presence and enhancing your networking skills are important, especially in a virtual world. Hear directly from recruiting staff on how to be successful with these essential skills!