Practicing Your Elevator Pitch

Communication is the #1 skill that employers are seeking.  The first impression that you make gives them instant insight as to whether or not you will fit their team and culture based on your communciation style.  In this workshop, we will develop and practice your personal ’pitch’ to use at job fairs and networking events to show employers what sets you a part and makes you a great fit for their organization!  

March 27, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Location: E-106 Martin Hall, Dean's Conference Room

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Jamie Patterson

She is currently serving as Director of Career Services in the Clemson MBA Program.

Educational/training background

As the Director of Career Services and Student Experience for the Clemson MBA Program, Jamie Patterson focuses on the entire student experience including career services and professional development opportunities. She runs the internship program for the MBA and works closely with hiring managers in Greenville’s thriving business community. Jamie teaches a course on Career Development where students focus on the advancement and management of their career by concentrating on personal branding, reputation management, interview preparation, and formulating their personal sales pitch. She also teach a Business Communication course where students analyze and learn techniques and skills for effective business communication, ranging from interpersonal to mass communication exploring and examining communication vehicles, strategies, and best practices. As a passionate career coach, Jamie takes great joy in watching the Clemson MBA students succeed, while also by helping her corporate connections find exceptional talent for their organizations. Before coming to Clemson, Jamie served as a regional sales manager and senior marketing representative for a medical imaging company and as an account executive for an IT consulting firm, both based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a fellow MBA who comes from a family of educators, she has always had a passion for education and helping others succeed. Jamie is particularly passionate about career coaching and assisting the Clemson MBA student population with assessing their goals and landing a job that encompasses their interests, passions, and skill set. Jamie earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Seton Hill University. She is a 2011 graduate of Clemson University Leadership Summit and the 2011 recipient of the Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Staff Excellence. Jamie is an active member of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance, Greenville Society of Human Resource Management, South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers, and the National Alzheimer’s Association Advocate Network. She is a mentor for the Greenville Chamber’s PaceSetters Program and will complete Leadership Greenville in 2018.

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