On Friday, September 27th, the Corporate Work Study Department held a professional development seminar for our seniors. Six speakers offered presentations on topics that included; networking, personal branding, LinkedIn, and social capital.
“My first internship at Abbott was life-changing. The experience taught me how to engage with individuals at a professional level, allowed me to establish a professional network, and made a positive impact within the departments I assisted.”
The Value of Social Capital
Dr. Michael Odiotti
Principal, Cristo Rey St. Martin
What is Social Capital?
“Social capital is about the value of social networks, bonding similar people and bridging between diverse people, with norms of reciprocity (Dekker and Uslaner 2001; Uslaner 2001).
Sander (2002, p. 213) stated that ‘the folk wisdom that more people get their jobs from whom they know, rather than what they know, turns out to be true.’
Adler and Kwon (2002) identified that the core intuition guiding social capital research is that the goodwill that others have toward us is a valuable resource. As such they define social capital as ‘the goodwill available to individuals or groups.”
Know Yourself: Your Natural Talents
What 5 words/phrases best describe you?
Know Yourself: WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Intrinsic Values: What motivates you in your every day life?
Giving to community
Work Environment Values: Which is most important to you?
Great boss and people to work with
Work Content: What kind of activities are important to you?
Work Relationships Values: Which is most important to you?
On the following lines, write a brief description of yourself based on your answers that you could use as your introductory “elevator speech.”
It’s A Small World!
The Six Degrees of Separation
Activity – Degrees of Separation
WHO are your first, second and third degree contacts?
These are people you “kinda-sorta” know – but you might only feel comfortable interacting with them occasionally. They are aware of you and you are aware of them, but you don’t have a close relationship.
These are people you WANT to know or meet. These people could potentially help you with your career dreams. This could be anyone. Don’t underestimate yourself! Examples; local politician, chef at local restaurant
Connecting with coordinator & updating profile
Survey completion due Monday