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Professionalism First!
Professionalism First! is a free, non-credit professional development program that aims to provide business students with the career development guidance for  success in today‚Äôs dynamic business world. The program was designed and is delivered by the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center in conjunction with its strategic partner, First Tennessee Bank.
 
Professionalism First!
promotes life-long career readiness and teaches business students how to improve their professional presence and image through real-world, employer-driven workshop presentations.  Amber Long from First Tennessee Bank coordinates HR professionals from FTB to provide engaging and specialized training in valuable career development sessions.
Amber Hood, HR Manager for First Tennessee Bank
 
This industry-led program comprises three two-hour modules:
  • Emotional Intelligence & Career Strategy
  • Interviewing & Resume Writing
  • Office Etiquette and Networking
This program is open to second semester sophomore, junior, and senior business majors who are in good academic standing.
 
The modules are taught at the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters.
 
Students who successfully complete all three modules of the program are awarded a certificate from First Tennessee Bank denoting completion. At the conclusion of the program, students who successfully complete the program are invited to a networking reception with First Tennessee executives.

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Professionalism First! spring graduates enjoy meeting First Tennessee executives at a networking reception

Registration for Fall 2014 will begin in July.  Dates for the fall semester are:

  • Friday, Sept 12
  • Friday, Sept 19
  • Friday, Sept 26

Session 1  10:00-12:00

Session 2  2:00-4:00

To receive credit toward The Complete Professional Program, students must attend all three sessions.

For more information, contact the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center, or email us.

Professionalism First!
Fall 2014 Application

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