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Gain relevant professional skills to help you become a career-ready professional and learn how to impress potential employers in this free workshop.

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About the program

This three-part workshop is offered each fall and spring semester.

  • Open to any JCCC student enrolled in credit classes.
  • Attend all three sessions and receive a certificate and a portfolio suitable for interviews.
  • It’s FREE!

Session topics include:

  • Discover how your interests and values can guide you in deciding on a career and navigating your professional life
  • Improve your interviewing skills
  • Build skills for effective communication in the workplace
  • Network with JCCC and community professionals
  • Understand the importance of physical, emotional and mental self-care


Register for the Emerging Professionals Program



Email the Career Development Center or call 913-469-3870.

Fall 2019 program agendas

Session 1: Tuesday, Oct. 22
2-5 p.m. | CoLab, OCB 100

  • Self-Awareness and Discovery
    • Values
    • Interests
  • Professional Presence
    • What does it mean? What does it look like? Why does it matter?
  • Effective Communication Skills
    • Basic Listening Skills; Nonverbal Communication; Elevator Pitch
  • Résumé Critique and Career Advice 1:1 with Career Development Center Staff

Session 2: Tuesday, Oct. 29
2-5 p.m. | CoLab, OCB 100

  • Interviewing Tips
    • General Interviewing Guidelines
    • Information Interviews
    • Practice
  • Networking Know How
  • Wellness
    • Importance of Wellness, Holistic Wellness

Session 3: Tuesday, Nov. 5
2-5 p.m. | CoLab, OCB 100

  • Panel of Professionals
    • Join in a one-hour Q&A with JCCC staff, former students and community members
  • Value of Mentors Discussion
  • Networking