by Margaret Mahoney ’21
Student Congress Publicity
On Tuesday, December 4, Student Congress welcomed Patti Goff, assistant vice president for Integrated Learning and Administration, Sarah Burrows, senior associate director of the Center for Career Education and Professional Development and Martin Connell, associate director of professional skills .
Burrows and Connell presented on the new program through the Center for Career Education and Professional Development called the “Friar Four Career Core.” The Friar Four Career Core is designed to teach students important professional skills that they may not explicitly learn in the classroom.
The first focus of the core is building students’ experience with professionalism and work ethic. This component of the core includes workshops in office etiquette, job negotiations, and giving effective feedback.
The second portion of the Friar Four Core is technology and analytics. The technology portion will offer certifications and workshops in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
The third element focuses on communication and influence, which includes workshops on interviewing, personal branding, and digital communications.
The fourth topic covered is teamwork and collaboration. The teamwork and collaboration portion of the core includes workshops on conflict negotiation and managing difficult situations.