Graduate leadership academy: Gentleman’s edition

Cartoon wearing a graduation cap with a green and orange triangle in the background

Graduation is a beautiful milestone. Whether you took the traditional route entering college straight out of high school, or a nontraditional route by either returning to school or starting in your later years, it is important to celebrate your victories as you continue to progress in life. The Graduate Leadership Academy would like to help you celebrate.

This year, our focus is on our African-American male students. This program, funded through the college’s Titan Innovation Grant, is geared towards students who are scheduled to graduate this year. It is designed to help students cultivate the soft skills they need for success in the workplace.  We want to offer them an environment of encouragement and empowerment as they enter the workforce. If you are a graduating student in this target population, please fill out the online form to be considered for participation in the program.

On Friday, April 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Clearwater Campus in Room ES 104, St. Petersburg College will be hosting this event. We will begin the day with a personality assessment to help ease any anxiety if you are still unsure of what to do with your degree. We have some fun team-building exercises planned and an etiquette lunch, so you know how to conduct yourself if you are invited to network in a public setting involving food.

We will end the day with a series of mock interviews to bolster your confidence and help you feel prepared for the opportunities that will surely come your way. The event will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to a maximum of 20 students (in order to be mindful of social distancing rules).

If you have further questions or concerns about the Graduate Leadership Academy, please contact Stephanie Henningson, Kerry Carter, or myself at the emails and numbers below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Stephanie Henningson
727-791-2623 |

Kerry Carter
727-302-6504 |

Michael Jean-Felix
727-341-4672 |