Be a Professional

  • Writing/Speaking Skills

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

Ok, so you’ve landed the job. Now what? Whether you’re starting an on-campus job, an internship, or your first position after graduating, you’ll want to navigate your new role like a professional. Learn more about the transferable skills that employers most value in their team members, and know how to apply them in your work environment!


Evaluating a Job Offer

The process of evaluating an offer of employment can be overwhelming. Your starting salary will determine where you can afford …

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Examine models that will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your individual behavioral type, as well as those …

How to Write Professional Emails

Learn essential email skills to get your purpose across clearly, efficiently, and respectfully.

Virtual Professionalism

Learn to convey 5 key elements of virtual professionalism – image, communication, behavior, technology and time – so you may …

Tips for a Professional Presence

This presentation will help you demonstrate professionalism and make a great first impression in a variety of business situations, plus …

Critical Listening Skills for Professionals

Guidance for strong listening skills that can help you be more effective, increase your ability to influence and negotiate, and …

Skill-Building with LinkedIn Learning

See below for skill-building courses – visit LinkedIn Learning for more.

A Toolkit for Giving and Receiving Better Feedback

Big Think
At every stage of your career and in every professional role, feedback is tricky. Giving it in such a way…

Creating and Giving Business Presentations

Tatiana Kolovou
What makes a compelling presentation? A presentation that is built on strong research, tailored to your audience’s interests, and designed…

Business Collaboration in the Modern Workplace

Phil Gold
The modern workplace is an exciting place. The digital revolution has provided new tools and ways of working that are…

Developing Organizational Awareness

Lindsey Pollak
Organizational awareness, a key component of emotional intelligence, is a heightened level of consciousness about your organization and your role.…

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