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La Salle Student Teaches Workplace Professionalism To Classmates

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By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A couple of new surveys, says many employers find today’s college students lacking professionalism.

There are some who are trying to debunk those survey one student at a time.

Business student Marcelina Hollender set her sights on landing one of eight spots offered annually by The Disney Company’s Accounting Rotation Program.

She prepped by studying both what the company was saying about itself, in all its myriad divisions and also what investors and others were saying.

She arrived at her interview to handle questions from any angle. It worked!

At school, she’s been mentoring younger students and urges them to do more pre-interview homework.

Hollender says, “they go to the basic home page of the company and they just take a brief look at the main screen. I feel like students would have a better competitive advantage if they were to go look and see what investors are saying and see what is going on in the current news about this company.”

Hollender will finish off two La Salle degrees this year and hopes to become a CPA.

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