Author and professional speaker, Emily Bennington presented at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) on Thursday, March 27.
Author of “Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job,” Bennington is the founder of AWAKE EXEC mindful leadership coaching for women and has led training programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Her presentation, “What Your First Boss Wants You to Know,” provided advice for students entering into the workforce and discussed topics such as building personal credibility and integrating into established work teams.
“Students can be intentional about establishing their reputation and hit the ground running from day one,” said Bennington. “We talk about how to manage the anxiety associated with transitioning into the career field and how anxiety about the future prevents us from showing up in the present.”
Bennington also asked students to identify the values they want to live by and provided advice on how to apply those values in the workplace.
“It’s about figuring out who it is that you want to be professionally and living in alignment with those values every day,” she said. “When you do that well, you’re on the fast-track. When you’re on the fast track, the sky’s the limit for your career.”
“Emily’s visit is part of our effort to offer our students career development opportunities,” said WVU Tech Dean of Students Richard Carpinelli. “This type of training will help prepare students for the workforce and ensure continued success long after their days at WVU Tech.”