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Award-Winning Career Edge Program Offers College Students Insights for Early Business Success

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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The Greater Irvine Chamber, in collaboration with Google, Irvine Valley College, Webster University, Irvine, and the business community, will host students from Orange County colleges and universities for its fourth series of Career Edge workshops. Students that participate in Career Edge will have an advantage during their job search and will bring distinctive and marketable soft skills to the jobs they land, greatly increasing their success rate and on-the-job performance.

Qualified business professionals are needed to volunteer as mentors to help guide students through the award-winning Career Edge program as they learn business writing, presentation, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

For more information about serving as a mentor during the following workshops, contact Pepper Russell at or (949) 502-4129.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 - Effective Business Communication

Instructed by Dr. Roopa Mathur, Chair and Professor, School of Business Sciences, Irvine Valley College

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 - Practical Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Instructed by Dr. Brian Dozer, Director, Webster University Irvine Metro Campus

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Successful Business Etiquette and Workplace Behaviors

Instructed by Dr. Massiel Pérez-Calhoon, Manager of Community and Corporate Relations, Brandman University

Workshops will be held at the Greater Irvine Chamber, 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Upon completion of an individual workshop, or the series, students will receive a certificate of completion, and a letter of completion/recommendation from the Chamber.

More than 250 students have participated in the program since it began in 2015. Career Edge is offered free to students enrolled at any college or university located in or around Irvine. Career Edge was named the 2017Outstanding Program of the Year by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.

Category: Chamber News, Workforce Development

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