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PTK members work together to become more marketable

MMCC’s Phi Theta Kappa members had an opportunity recently to strengthen some key workplace skills at a special camp on the Harrison campus.

PTK workshop 2MMCC’s Alpha Omicron Omicron Chapter hosted the Five Star Competitive Edge Camp April 12, allowing new members and officers to work together as they navigated the program.

The camp, a self-paced, professional development plan available exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members, consists of activities and instructional videos designed to strengthen each student’s marketable skills – communication, teamwork, critical thinking, goal setting, professional etiquette and more.

Students then can share their portfolio with scholarship providers, college admissions officials, those PTKworkshop3writing letters of recommendation for them and potential employers. Some of the core requirements of the program include: completing a profile in PTK’s CollegeFish.org – a transfer scholarship website, watching professional development videos, coordinating an Honors in Action project, and preparing a professional resume.

Electives include: volunteering on campus or in the local community, participating in a career fair or college transfer fair, and applying for scholarships.

Some of the Competitive Edge videos students were able to view include: “Body Language: How We Talk Without Words,” “Overcoming Speech Anxiety,” “Social Media Etiquette,” “Online Job Interviews” and “Building a Better Resume.”

Alan May, Michigan’s Regional Vice President, attended the workshop and assisted students through the process. The three-hour workshop attracted 11 PTK members, allowing new members and officers a time to connect and learn more about each other.

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