To help prepare students with soft skills they need for the jobs they want.

    CAREER EDGE

    Career Edge is a collaboration with the Greater Irvine Chamber, Google, Irvine Valley College, Vital Link, and the business community to help better prepare today's students for tomorrow's jobs. Students that participate in Career Edge will have an advantage during their job search and will bring distinctive and marketable skills to the jobs they land, greatly increasing their success rate and on-the-job performance.

    Since the program began in 2016, Career Edge has served more than 500 students from across Southern California.

    Successful Business Etiquette
    Dr. Massiel Perez-Calhoon
    Adjunct Faculty
    University of Massachusetts Global

    Learn how to adapt and leverage your workplace environment. Explore basic business practices, etiquette, and professional attitudes and characteristics that will define you. Improve your ability to influence, perform, and manage people, expectations, and situations. Learn how to navigate the demands and expectations of a fast-paced and evolving workplace. Explore a variety of workplace cultures and test your abilities to adapt.

    Effective Business Communication
    Katy Curameng
    Director, Career Planning Development
    University of Massachusetts Global

    Learn the variety of business writing skills necessary to help you gain support for your ideas and express yourself appropriately and powerfully; learn how to effectively communicate and connect across generational, gender, age, and cultural differences; learn how to listen in order to build opportunities and consensus; and explore situational use of multiple communication channels and technology platforms.

    Practical Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
    Edward De La Torre
    Assistant Director of Operations, Chapman University
    Lecturer at Cal State Fullerton

    Learn the value of building critical thinking skills and how to apply these skills to individual and organizational situations and scenarios. Explore the ethics and core values associated with decision-making. Gain confidence in tackling problems, developing alternatives, and assessing solutions and risk. Improve your decision-making capacity.

    Resume Writing & Mock Interviews

    Dr. Massiel Perez-Calhoon>
    Katy Curameng
    Edward De La Torre

    Learn the variety of business writing skills necessary to help you gain support for your ideas and express yourself appropriately and powerfully; learn how to effectively communicate and connect across generational, gender, age, and cultural differences; learn how to listen in order to build opportunities and consensus; and explore situational use of multiple communication channels and technology platforms.

    BENEFITS

    UPON COMPLETION OF THE SERIES, STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE:

    • Certificate of Completion
    • Letter of Completion/Recommendation from the Greater Irvine Chamber
    • Social media recognition for participation and completion of course work
    • Opportunity to meet with business leaders and mentors

    COST: FREE

    Career Edge workshops are FREE to students enrolled at any Orange County college or university.

    • "Programs like Career Edge help prepare students for early career success and provide employers with workers who have the needed soft skills that are often supplemental to what is taught in the classroom. It’s a win-win,This program is made possible by volunteers who give generously of their time and expertise."

      Bryan Starr

      President and CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber

      Workshops are held at the Greater Irvine Chamber: 36 Executive Park, Suite 100, Irvine Presented by: