Why it Matters
For internships, first jobs and graduate school, organizations want you to arrive with workplace skills and attitudes, including etiquette, professional written communication skills, and use of business software like Excel. Skills may be learned outside the classroom, including at work, in campus organizations, and through online resources and courses.
- Develop new professional skills – or improve existing ones – using LinkedIn Learning courses. A link is available on the OPCD website.
- Be professional in all correspondence, especially email.
- Develop public speaking skills by presenting in class, in an internship, or in extracurricular activities – and asking for specific feedback.
- Complete advanced LinkedIn Learning courses focused on Excel, technology, project management, time management, and other necessary skills.