Development Academy – Conversation and Communication

Employers regularly report to the Center for Career and Professional Success that college graduates need to improve their communication skills (speaking, writing, reading, etc.). In addition, according to research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), oral/written communication skills are one of the Critical Career Readiness Competencies that college graduates need proficiency in, to be prepared for the modern workforce. This Development Academy will help students develop these much needed skills!

Throughout the 5 sessions, Ohio State Alumni and local industry professionals will present on the following topics:

  • Using Your Strengths to Refine Your Personal Pitch
  • How to Improve Your Non-Verbal Communication Skills, and Eliminate Verbal Ticks
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Emails, Texts, and Social Media Posts
  • How to Get Noticed for Your Active Listening Skills
  • Public Speaking (and Listening!) Master Classes

Make sure you at least register for the first day of the Academy on Handshake, which you can do HERE. If you want to guarantee your spot in all 5 sessions, then follow each of the links below and RSVP to reserve your spot. Remember, there are limited spots, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

RSVP and learn more about each session through these links: October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, and November 12. Each session is from 7pm to 9pm via Zoom. You do not have to attend all of the sessions, but it is recommended to attend at least 3, especially the first and last sessions.

Course Spotlight: Chemistry 2990

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Chemistry 2990 at The Ohio State University is a seminar course targeting chemistry majors focusing on the development of professional skills, conducting literature searches, writing research papers, and exploring careers and research options. Offered by Dr. Nicole Karn on Monday’s at 3:00 PM, this course will help students hone their writing skills and understanding, while having the opportunity to attend research presentations given by faculty conducting research. Sign up for the Spring 2019 semester! Take a look at the tentative syllabus for an in-depth course description and schedule.