Get ready to be challenged by Business Savvy’s career building workshops. Key areas include Job Search Skills, Field Trips, Business Simulation, and a Ropes Course.
Career Building Workshops
Learn how to make a good impression and build teamwork skills with workshops including:
- Job Search Strategies: Learn how to use the internet to research careers, find openings, and leverage your network get the job.
- Marketing your Qualifications through Cover Letters, Resumés and Linkedin: Knowing how to make a positive first impression is the key to being invited for an interview. Learn how to market your experiences so you’ll stand out from the crowd.
- Business Etiquette: During a business etiquette lunch students will explore modern business etiquette including business dining skills, dressing appropriately, making powerful first impressions, introducing business associates, mixing and mingling at business events, and interacting with fellow employees.
- Making Connections and Wowing Employers. The key to success is making a positive impression. Learn to network with confidence and make the most of your interview.
This course will include field trips to three different Vermont businesses. All students are required to fill out the field trip waiver, including providing health insurance information and bring it to class the first day.
To practice running your own company, you’ll use a business simulator. Regardless of your experience level and career objective, this business simulation exercise will give you valuable business training. During the simulation, you will assess your company’s competition and position in the marketplace, develop business strategies, formulate different types of decisions in the areas of research and development, marketing, production and finance, evaluate the effectiveness of your business decisions, and learn how to be a valuable contributor to a team and a great business leader.
You’ll use Foundation® Business Simulation, which was developed by Management Simulations Inc. Foundation® is similar to the company’s Capstone® Business Simulation, an executive education program used by major corporations such as General Electric, General Motors, Caterpillar, Motorola and Honeywell. Capstone is also used in executive education programs at Northwestern University, Penn State, Emory and many other leading business schools.
This team-building challenge course program consists of a planned progression of “challenge-by-choice” physical and mental activities. An instructor will facilitate this progression. They will help you and your group to learn from your experience and to have fun! The day may begin with warm-up and trust activities, then move into problem-solving initiatives, and low and/or high challenge course elements. After most activities, instructors will spend time debriefing and team dynamics will be observed. This time for reflection offers participants the opportunity to examine their role in the learning process.
Liability at the Ropes Course:
UVM Adventure Ropes Course Medical Information Form
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