“Campus to Corporate” is a short course designed to help young students make the transition from college life to the corporate sector.
Recruiters from the corporate sector seek to choose and promote students who are skilled in communication, writing, and other soft skills in addition to the hard skills required in the job description. They are looking for people who will perform well under pressure and take initiative. However, there is a significant difference between how businesses and universities operate. And, this is why it is imperative to enable students make the transition from universities to the corporate world.
Campuses offer technical expertise on a subject but often lack the experience to provide soft skill development.
In this course, students will be trained in the essential soft skills they need in the corporate sector. They will be trained in communication skills – both verbal and non-verbal, the importance of collaborating and working as a team, building a good resume, cracking the interview process, following up after the interview, as well as improving their networking skills.
Why is this program required?
It is crucial because, as recent graduates, what we took for granted on campus may be wholly inappropriate in the professional world. Effective training will give students the necessary next-generation skills they need while also delivering a plethora of commercial advantages to the hiring company. The training course is a valuable addition to any field of study that sends its students out into the corporate world.
How will students benefit from it?
1. Better Stress Management
Stress is not unfamiliar to university students. Assignments, exams, and social life must all be balanced. College and workplace stress, however, is very different. Students have weeks or months to prepare for exams and assignments. Procrastination is common. One can do well in an exam by procrastinating during the semester and then putting in last minute all-nighters. When students do well – they assume their approach to problem solving is not just normal but also desirable. When last minute stress studying is rewarded, the behavior gets validated. This approach cannot work in a corporate environment – and students moving from the campus to the corporate need to become aware and sensitized to what is required of them.
Additionally, it will also be overwhelming – that you will finally be using everything you’ve learned for three to four years in your professional life. We will give you the tools to handle this level of stress.
2. Become a team player
Teamwork in the workplace differs from that in a collegiate setting. If you want to be successful, you will need to communicate effectively, efficiently and frequently.
3. Enhanced Self-Awareness
Following the course, you’d be more equipped to comprehend yourself. You’ll be aware of the areas of yourself that need improvement. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is necessary.
4. Time Management
In the business world, effective time management is necessary. Sadly, college students have a reputation for having poor time management abilities. This course will give you several tools and techniques to stay organized and manage your time better.
How does this program help with the transition?
The end goal of any educational program is to help students be ready for the workforce and to grow in the corporate world. There is a need to train students and equip them with the right skill set to be successful. It is as critical as passing college coursework.
A corporate-ready student will have a balanced mix of skill sets of functional job skills as well as crucial soft skills.
The Confident Communicator is excited to provide this balancing of soft skills education through various techniques –
Preparation is Key – each interview needs a unique approach
Job Winning Resume Building
Interview Prep & Practice – Possible Interview Questions & Research the Position
Smart Introductions using Elevator Pitch
Handling Common Questions
Follow-up Questions Post Interview
Building on Personal Strengths and converting Weaknesses into Opportunities
Body Language – showing enthusiasm and positive energy whilst interviewing
Effective ways to improve Verbal Communication skills: Engaging strategies, Public speaking & Presentation Skills
Understanding Others & Active Listening
Striking the right Tone using Strong Written Communication
Deepma is a co-founder and trainer at The Confident Communicator, and is having the time of her life empowering children, teenagers, women, corporate executives, friends and family live their best life. She helps people become effective in the art and science of communication, build their self esteem, and conquer their deepest fears. She conducts training programs in Communication Skills, Leadership and Assertiveness for young adults and corporates, and has co-developed several products in line with the Company’s mission of Empowerment.
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