Professional Development Certification Program
Workshops will begin in September 2014! Check back for the full schedule.
The Professional Development Certification Program (PDCP) is a semester long program that is designed to provide student employees (both on and off campus) the skills and tools to become a more effective worker and value their position as more than just a paycheck. The PDCP exposes student employees to workshops and programs that cover three content areas: building connections; leadership skills; and technology. The content areas were derived from the book Toy Box Leadership by Hunter and Waddell and the National Association for Colleges and Employers' (NACE) nationwide survey results on the top transferable skills employers look for. Each content area includes workshops, programs, and/or events to provide students a variety of formats and a menu of topics to choose from that work with their interests and schedules.
As a result of participation in the certification program, students will be able to
• Identify and utilize various communication and networking skills;
• Increase awareness and application of leadership skills in a workplace setting;
• Understand the pivotal role social media plays into one’s professional identity.
Networking and Communication
Marketing Your Experience
Break with a Boss Lunch Program
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Ethics and Values in the Workplace
What's my Leadership Style?
On the Job Coaching
Financial Literacy Consultation
Participate/attend in (2) of the (4) options
Social Media 411
Examining Workplace Culture
Monday 11/4 4-4:30 p.m. Registration Link
Thursday 10/10 3-3:30 p.m. Registration Link
Tuesday 10/15 11:00-11:30 a.m. Registration Link
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Reflection: At the culmination of the experience, students must turn in their tracking sheet as well as a written reflection correlating their experience and information learned through the PDCP with their current student employment and any other experiences at the University of South Carolina (both in and outside of the classroom).
Student Employee Appreciation Luncheon in April 2014.