The Philadelphia Center Workshop Series for Undergraduates
Introduction: Today‟s ever changing global economy demands that liberal arts colleges and universities demonstrate the value and utility of the education they provide. Students and parents want to know specifically how a liberal arts education can help form the launching pad to professional life.
The TPC Workshop Series for Undergraduates can meet these needs, offering students a new and dynamic perspective of their abilities in today‟s hyper-competitive job market. Designed for students across all majors, the TPC Workshop Series provides students with a unique and valuable learning opportunity as part of their campus experience.
Each workshop will teach attendees about a specific subject, inspire them with a variety of stories or examples, and compel them to take action. This teach-inspire-compel methodology is lead by one of our TPC faculty members or executive director. Each workshop is approximately 90 minutes in length.
The Value of Learning from Your Experiences Workshop
Introduction: In today‟s competitive marketplace, students need to enhance their ability to market themselves for internships as well as paid employment opportunities. By capturing the value and utility of their experiences, students will be able to more clearly communicate their career interests. Recommended
Audience: Freshmen and Sophomores (although any class would benefit from this workshop).
Help students understand the value of learning from life‟s experiences.
Enable students to realize the various types of lessons they can learn and how those lessons apply to both their personal and professional development.
Provide students with a practical step-by-step approach they can implement in order to learn from their experiences.
20 Things to Look for in an Internship Workshop
Introduction: Students looking to enhance their marketability and colleges looking to offer their undergraduate population exciting opportunities continue to rely on internships. Before participating in an internship program students should recognize the top 20 things to look for so they maximize their learning experiences.
Recommended Audience: Sophomores and Juniors (or anyone else interested in learning about internships)
Provide students with a basic list of things they should look for both in themselves and in their potential internship opportunity.
Illustrate various examples of valuable internships as learning experiences.
The Savvy Graduate Workshop
Introduction: The dynamics driving today‟s U.S. and global economy continue to accelerate at an unprecedented pace. In order to achieve and sustain growth in such an ever-changing environment, seniors need to better understand how to be savvy as they launch their careers and look towards continued personal development.
Recommended Audience: Seniors
Give seniors a „big picture‟ view of the U.S. and global economy and how both impact their entry into the job market.
Outline a specific plan of action students can customize so that they can continue to develop their personal and professional direction in life following graduation.
Provide students with an outline of the multiple revenue streams approach to professional development.
Explain why and how personal development is linked to one‟s professional life.
Translating Liberal Arts Education into the Workplace Workshop
Introduction: A liberal arts education provides students with a solid base of knowledge as well as a diverse skill set upon which to move into a profession. As students decide upon career options they need to better understand how to translate their liberal arts education into the workplace by focusing on their skill development.
Recommended Audience: All Students
Highlight the variety of skills a liberal arts education provides students.
Demonstrate how a liberal arts education translates into the workplace.
What Can I Do with This Degree?: Understanding Your Various Career Options Workshop
Introduction: Liberal arts students seldom recognize the variety and multitude of professional options available. By recognizing the types of employment opportunities available today, students can widen their job search and increase their chances of finding employment following graduation. Recommended
Audience: All Students
Illustrate the various professional opportunities available to liberal arts majors.
Highlight the types of organizations and companies where liberal arts majors work.
Translating Athletic Skills to the Work Force Workshop
Introduction: Student-athletes are accustomed to working individually as well as on a team. This combination provides them with a unique set of skills that many employers look for in young professionals. To illustrate their skills, student-athletes need to be able to translate their athletic skills into applicable action steps.
Recommended Audience: Student-athletes (any sport)
Provide student-athletes with an in-depth analysis of the skills they acquire on the field of play.
Enable student-athletes to translate their athletic skills onto their resume in order to further demonstrate their marketable skill set.