Posted by: sthmseniorseminar | May 5, 2010

The Bridge Meeting is Finally Here!

Reminder to all upcoming Senior Seminar students, tomorrow (Wednesday, May 5) is the Bridge Meeting! It will take place in Alter Hall, MBA Commons on 7th floor.

Please be there at 10:45 sharp! Dress to impress is a must!

Come and learn about the class, pay attention, take notes, and ask questions!!

Words of advice: You might want to take this event seriously and be professional because the Senior Seminar experience really starts from here 😉

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

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Posted by: sthmseniorseminar | April 22, 2010

CPR/First Aid Certification: LAST CALL !!

Those of you who need to get certified or know someone who does, TOMORROW will be your last chance. Senior Seminar will be hosting another CPR/First Aid certification class.  Do not miss this opportunity!! We offer much lower price compared to any other organizations. No need to break your bank, come get certified at a discounted price!!!

See flyer for details!

Posted by: Tim | April 21, 2010

Networking Seminar Tonight!

Come out to the Liacouras Center tonight from 5-7 in your business casual/business professional attire and network with some great industry professionals!

Event is free! Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Posted by: Melissa C | April 21, 2010

Cultural Awareness – Communication

CLICK HERE to access a PDF file of this presentation!

Communication

Benefits of a Diverse Workplace

  • Attract and retain best people
  • Gain greater market share
  • More effective problem solving
  • More powerful innovation and creativity
  • Increase organizational flexibility
  • Contribute to social responsibility
  • Increased profits

Non-verbal Communication

  • Gestures
  • Personal space
  • Greetings
  • Concepts of time
  • Physicality
  • Facial expressions
  • Eye contact
  • Posture

More Communication

  • Verbal
    • Tone of voice
    • Diction
    • Directness
    • Idioms
  • Written
    • Translation
    • Formality
    • Titles
    • Dates

Eliminating Miscommunication

  • Do…
    • Be brief
    • Speak clearly and slowly
    • Cite numbers and dates carefully
    • Double-check what has been said or agreed upon
    • Ask for feedback from listener
  • Don’t…
    • Use ambiguous words
    • Use slang, jargon or idioms
    • Refer to popular culture
    • Talk down to the other person
    • Rephrase until it is clear it is necessary
Posted by: Tim | April 20, 2010

Networking Seminar is Tomorrow!!

Don’t forget to be at the Liacouras Center TOMORROW from 5-7pm with your business casual/business professional attire and business cards ready! Don’t have business cards? That’s fine, just please NO resumes!

To see a list of vendors please visit the “Networking Seminar” tab. Remember, don’t hesitate to visit with vendors in an industry that you may not be interested in because many of these companies are so much more than that. For example, The Philadelphia Union is not only a brand new Major League Soccer team, but they also have a large marketing department who bring new fans and new tourists to the area. So it is a chance for sport & recreation as well as tourism & hospitality management majors to learn more about their industries!

Posted by: Tim | April 19, 2010

11th Annual Networking Seminar: 2 Days!

Hello all! Just a reminder that the networking seminar is in 2 days! So come to the Liacouras Center from 5-7PM on Wednesday and network with some industry professionals!

Remember: Dress is business casual to business professional and resumes are not to be given out (business cards only).

For more information on vendors, click the “Networking Seminar” tab above.

Posted by: Melissa C | April 16, 2010

Cultural Awareness – Stereotypes

CLICK HERE to access a PDF file of this presentation!

Stereotypes

Definition

  • Generalizations about a group of people whereby we attribute a defined set of characteristics (which are often wrong) to this group
  • Includes race, gender, religion, sexual orientation
  • Do not necessarily have to be negative or derogatory

Effects of Stereotyping

  • Leads to discrimination or violence
  • Causes group members to try to “fulfill” the stereotype
  • Damages self-image
  • Perpetuates social prejudice and inequality
  • Gives us a false sense of understanding of our partners
  • Influences how we process information

Common Stereotypes

  • African Americans
    • Athletes
    • Criminals/gang members
  • Arab Americans
    • “3-B syndrome”
      • Bombers
      • Belly-dancers
      • Billionaires
  • Asian Americans
    • Bad drivers
    • Women as geishas
  • Latino Americans
    • Illegal immigrants
    • Drug lords
    • Very religious

New and Preferred Terms

  • State ethnicity first followed by “American”
    • African American
    • Jewish American
    • Latino American

Overcoming Stereotypes

  • Start a meaningful dialogue with an individual whose group is being stereotyped
  • Try to keep communication lines open, especially throughout conflict, to avoid misunderstandings
  • Question stereotypes and recognize them as “overly simplistic representations”
Posted by: sthmseniorseminar | April 14, 2010

Networking Seminar in 1 Week!!

Check out the new “Networking Seminar” tab on our blog for complete vendor information.

Also, check out our older posts for info on our upcoming donation affair with a chance to win great prizes such as Phillies Tickets and gift cards to some great places in Philly!

Posted by: Tim | April 13, 2010

Donation Affair this Friday!

Come to the Draught Horse (1431 N Cecil B Moore Ave) this Friday from 6-8PM and enter for a chance to win some great prizes including 2 tickets for the Phillies vs Boston Red Sox, $50 Triumph Brewery Gift Card, and a ticket to swim with the sharks at the Adventure Aquarium!

The drawing will be held at 7:30 and entries are only $1 a piece! Come support this great event and win some awesome prizes! See the complete list below (click “read more” to see the rest):

  • Spice Salon Gift Certificate
  • Pep Boys Gift Basket
  • 4 Comp passes to University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • 1 Swim with the Sharks at Adventure Aquarium
  • Flyers Lithograph

Read More…

Posted by: sthmseniorseminar | April 13, 2010

11th Annual Networking Seminar: 8 Days!

Check out our new vendor page! Event is Wednesday April 21 from 5-7. Event is FREE, dress is business-casual to business professional.

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