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TR hosts seminars on professionalism

By Ciaran Lambert/tr news editor

The Ariel Hunter-Chriss African-American Professionals Conference is hosting seminars for emerging professionals Nov. 12 on TR Campus.

“This series of seminars is designed specifically to provide insight into the workplace culture and prepare young professionals for what they will encounter so they will be successful,” said Alisa Jones, director of continuing education on South Campus, one of the conference hosts.

A few of the Emerging Professionals seminars planned are “Young, Fabulous and Broke,” “Can We Talk: Communication Skills for the Boardroom and Break Room” and “Don’t Get It Twisted: Social Networking Is More Than Friends and Games.”

Rosie Jones, administrative office assistant of South’s economics department, said  the seminars were inspired by South Campus President Ernest Thomas, who wanted to see students get more involved in professionalism and life after college.

“There are benefits for students deciding to attend,” Jones said. “They’ll be able to rub shoulders with a lot of seasoned professionals but also be able to get out there and join them. There is life after college, and that’s when it becomes real.”

Jones said with the addition of the Emerging Professionals seminars, they have received interest and requests from students wanting to attend or know more about the conference.

“Become Powerful: Invest in Your Career, Your Finances, Your Business, Your Life” is the theme of the conference this year. Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley is the keynote speaker for the 11:30 a.m. luncheon in the TRTR Action Room. 

Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. with the opening session starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Energy Room.

Registration for the seminar is $99. TCC students have no discount, but a few departments are sponsoring students.

To register, send an e-mail to alisa.jones@tccd.edu.

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