Harrington School students to benefit from Professional Development Week

By Emma Rohnstock

For the second year in a row, Harrington School students will have the opportunity to learn about and develop skills essential for their future professions during a week-long event. The Center for Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) is hosting its 2nd Annual Professional Development Week from November 6-10. The CCEE has organized this week to prepare students for life after URI.

The week is full of events and workshops aimed at helping students master career development skills including how to search for internships and jobs, build their online brand, finance their future, negotiate salary, dress for success, and excel in interviews. Harrington School students can interact and learn from URI alumni and employers during a number of events throughout the week including Speed Networking with Alumni, the Fall Internship and Job Fair, and Network & Dine: The EY Etiquette Dinner event.

Dr. Adam Roth, Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences and Director of the Harrington School urged students to attend these career development workshops, programs, and events.

“This is a great opportunity for our students to get expert advice on career development issues that will help them succeed beyond the Harrington School,” Roth said. “We provide a strong foundation of knowledge and skills that students can use in their future careers, but it is also important for them to understand and develop the appropriate professional development skills that will help them showcase that knowledge and those skills to ensure they stand out from their peers.”

Harrington School students interested in learning more should visit Annual Professional Development Week for a complete schedule of events.

Roth noted that not only does the CCEE offer current students assistance and resources on career development, but it also provides a wide variety of career resources and services year-round to alumni. University of Rhode Island Alumni can speak to our career advisors over the phone, via email or in-person on the Kingston campus, utilize RhodyNet, and take advantage of a number of networking opportunities. Click on Alumni Career Services for more details.