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SXU alumni prepare students for professional environments

Learn etiquette, manners and networking skills in one evening

Chicago (Sept. 5, 2006) – Saint Xavier University alumni will help students learn professional skills for the business world at a workshop titled “The SXU Connection: Students and Alumni Working Together” on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Saint Xavier University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. 

The workshop is part of the numerous activities slated for Homecoming and Reunion Week Sept. 18 through 24 at Saint Xavier. Visit www.sxu.edu/alumni for a full listing of all Homecoming Week events.

“Staying competitive in today’s fast-changing job market requires more than credentials,” said Jean Riordan, Saint Xavier’s associate director for counseling and career services. “Your personal presentation, behavior and proper business etiquette are tools that will give you an advantage in today’s job market. Attending the SXU Connection is a step in the right direction to ensure that competitive edge.” 

The evening will also feature the expertise of SXU alumni Kim Brown, a teacher at Richard Henry Lee School; Saint Xavier nursing instructor Linda O’Keeffe; Michele Owens, a teacher at Nathan Hale Middle School; Pam Cruz, marketing manager at GT Mechanical Projects & Designs, Inc.; Pam Sheridan, a counselor and Saint Xavier alumni mentor; Letha Tobias, senior applications developer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois; and Teresa Vaca, an assistant branch manager at Washington Mutual.

The event is sponsored by Alumni and Parent Relations, Counseling and Career Services and Campus Life. The workshop will be held in the Student Lounge in the Warde Academic Center.

Admission is free and open to SXU students and alumni. Business attire is required and space is limited. To reserve a seat, please contact Kate Walbert at (773) 298-3123 or Jean Riordan at (773) 298-3131. 


Contact: Kate Walbert at 773-298-3123 or Jean Riordan at 773-298-3131

Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, educates men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

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