JBC hosts professional development program for students

JAMESTOWN – For more than 10 years, the professional development program for students at JBC (Professional EDGE) has been a key factor in the success of students and graduates as they head into future careers.

With a large number of the student body participating, the day-long event gives students a complete picture of the many levels of professional etiquette.

The Professional EDGE (Etiquette, Dress, Goals, and Ethics) Program at JBC consists of training and activities that give students a full range of skills to use in business situations and settings.

Included in the program are: Skills Seminar & Initial Training, Professional Image Day, Etiquette Luncheon/Dinner, and a Dean’s Reception.

JBC Vice President Rosanne Johanson said she is confident students walk away from the activity, and the college, with a better understanding of how to network and make a great first impression.

“They learn, from their first day at JBC, the skills that are needed to be successful in the business world,” she said. “And with the events in our EDGE Day, they are gaining the awareness and training needed to stand out in the employment arena.”

With both day and evening sessions participating on campus, students received professional dress and appearance tips, reviewed various interviewing skills, interacted in a business simulation and stepped off campus to Moon Brook Country Club for lessons in professional dining.

For more information on the EDGE program or JBC’s bachelor or associate degrees, and certificate programs, call 664-5100 or visit us online at www.jamestownbusinesscollege.edu.