Third Career Edge Workshop to Offer College Students Insights for Early Business Success

Monday, March 12, 2018

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The Greater Irvine Chamber, in partnership with Irvine Valley College and Webster University, Irvine, will host students from area colleges and universities for its third Career Edge workshop on Saturday, April 7, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The course, Successful Business Etiquette & Workplace Behaviors, a component of the three-part Career Edge workshop series, will be taught by Julie Hallsted, Certified Paralegal and Advanced Certified Paralegal currently managing legal support services for Island Restaurants.

The workshop will cover how to adapt and leverage the workplace environment; explore basic business practices, etiquette, and professional attitudes; and characteristics that will define a new employee and contribute to their success.

There is no fee for student participation.

The award-winning Career Edge program is a simple but important solution to a challenge that Orange County companies face: new employees who arrive with the knowledge and technical skills necessary but lack satisfactory business writing, presentation, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. Workshops are facilitated by volunteer mentors and presenters from a variety of professions.

More than 250 students have participated in the program since it began in 2015. Career Edge is offered to students enrolled at any college or university located in or around Irvine.

Career Edge was named the 2017 Outstanding Program of the Year by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.

For more information, and business professionals interested in becoming a Career Edge mentor or presenter, contact Pepper Russell at or (949) 502-4129.

Category: Chamber News, Workforce Development