Make an Impression: Teen Professionalism Workshops
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Make an Impression: Teen Professionalism Workshops

Learn how to attract the attention of colleges and employers with these professionalism workshops designed specifically for teens.

More than Emojis: Write to Get Ahead

To get ahead, teens need to be able to write effectively for adults. Emails to teachers, college recruiters and other adults who could have a big impact on your future should be written with clarity and warmth. This workshop will help teens learn and practice effective email writing. Presented by McClain Watson, Director of Business Communication Programs at University of Texas at Dallas. Held at Haggard Library on Monday March 9 at 3 p.m.

Make an Impression in 30 Seconds

Have you ever struggled to clearly explain your unique idea or to set yourself apart in a competitive field? Learn how to make the most of every brief opportunity and quickly communicate value effectively. Presented by Debra Austin, Chaos2Results Business Coaching. Available at Schimelpfenig Library on Tuesday March 10 at 3 p.m.

More programs are available in our Engage Brochure and don’t forget to check out these other library resources on professionalism: offers live online tutoring from real tutors, as well as reviews of essays and resumes. Tutors also help with subjects that include writing a cover letter, finding a job, and preparing for an interview.

Lynda has more than 190 video courses on career development. Topics including resumes, conversational skills and networking strategies.

Digital Creation Space

The Digital Creation Spaces (DCS) at Haggard and Parr libraries have equipment such as cameras and microphones that patrons can check out for use in the space. The DCS computers are equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud and can be used to design resumes and business materials essential to career development and professionalism. The DCS is for ages 13 and up.

And remember to browse our collection of books on career development.

Modernize your Resume: Get Noticed… Get Hired by Wendy Enelow (2019)

How to Write Effective Business English: Your Guide to Excellent Professional Communication by Fiona Talbot (2019)

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions by Ronald Fry (2016)

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