Owning Your Skills: Gendered Language in Professional Communication
Oct. 15, 2014
Join the Women's Center and Career Services for a workshop about gendered language in the business world. Are women effectively communicating their successes and accomplishments in their resumes and during interviews? Bring your resume with you to this workshop and find out.
Co-sponsored with Career Services
"I feel as though both presenters were incredibly knowledgeable about the topic and were able to combine provide an atmosphere that was a combination of lecture, discussion, and workshop to successfully help the attendees recognize their weaknesses and how to improve them to market themselves as effectively as possible."
"The workshop was amazing. I went in expecting, honestly, to be very bored but the presenters' energy was so good that I found myself participating more and more. The Women's Center tries to address the "unseen" obstacles, and I'm so glad they do. Nowhere else on campus is willing, or able to talk as eloquently on these topics. I couldn't have learned this information anywhere else."
"It was insightful and eye opening. The fact that they taught us how to recognize our skills and present them in a professional setting was very valuable. I like that I can recognize when I am underselling myself in general and be able to correct my thoughts and focus on my strengths rather than what I did wrong."
"I really loved the workshop. I appreciated that you both seemed to be very knowledgeable and really enthusiastic about the workshop. Your energy is contagious... Soon I was smiling and interacting even when I had expected not too."
"I liked how the presenters shared their own stories of struggle and how they are working to eliminate gendered language which takes away from their awesomeness."