USC Upstate Launches “Finish UP” for Select Juniors and Seniors

March 10, 2011 at 11:31 am

Spartanburg, S.C. —- This spring, the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Division of Student Affairs is launching Finish UP, a professionalism program which will host 40 juniors and seniors, and will focus on the soft skills of business and professional protocol.

The program will examine: First Impressions: Lasting Impressions; Grammar Matters; The Thank You Note; A Time and Place For Technology; Appropriate Attire: Dress for Success; The Business Dinner and Event Protocol; and The Who, What, When, Where, Why, & How of Etiquette and Protocol.

Leah Anderson, USC Upstate’s director of Alumni Relations, says “We believe that in today’s competitive job environment, understanding and adhering to the proper business etiquette guidelines can provide our graduates with an incredible competitive edge.”

Participating students will commit to four protocol sessions (1.5 hours each), a lunch tutorial and a business dinner — the culmination of the series. Students will also receive a certificate upon completion of the program.   

Ms. Anne Turner Hill, who is certified by the Protocol School of Washington in corporate etiquette and international protocol, will lead each session. Since 1995, Hill has conducted individual and group seminars throughout the Southeast and has been quoted and featured as an expert in the field of etiquette and protocol in various medium. Hill’s credentials include Total Quality Management training, certification and instructional experience in both independent and public education, as well as certification in children’s etiquette from the PSOW. 

“We believe that by offering Finish UP to a select group of exceptional juniors and seniors we will help them to develop lifetime skills, confidence in social settings and the workplace, and a competitive edge when seeking employment,” says Anderson.

Below are the dates for this workshop.

March 17
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
J M Smith Boardroom, located within the HEC

March 18 – LADIES ONLY
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
J M Smith Boardroom, located within the HEC 

March 30 – GENTLEMEN ONLY
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
J M Smith Boardroom, located within the HEC

April 1
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
J M Smith Boardroom, located within the HEC

April 6 – Tutorial Luncheon
11:30am – 1:00pm
Campus Life Center, Room 319

April 11 – Business Dinner
5:30 pm – 7:30pm
Campus Life Center, Room 309

For more information and to sign up, contact Leah Anderson at (864)503-5240 or landerson2@uscupstate.edu.