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To address the need for better workforce preparation, Chatham University launches Four Phases to Your Future to acclimate students to college life and for success in the job market

The Four Phases program will kick off August 22 with a speaker and workshop on the skills and confidence needed in the classroom and work environment

PITTSBURGH—Chatham University has launched a new four-phase program to help acclimate students to college life and prepare them for success in future endeavors in the workplace, community, and beyond. The program titled Four Phases to Your Future is offered through Chatham’s Office of Career Development – Student Affairs.

Zauyah Waite, vice president of student affairs and dean of students says, “Chatham University is eager to provide students with the tools they need to make the most of their college education. We want them to be successful as students, interns, employees, and community members.”



As an introduction to the program, Callista Gould, certified etiquette instructor, will lead a workshop titled “Manners that Move You Forward” during the Chatham College for Women Class of 2017 orientation on August 22. Gould’s presentation aims to help students gain social confidence and poise that enables them to make positive, lasting impressions in the classroom, at internship sites, and in the job market. “[Etiquette is] about being aware of the people around you and being attentive their needs,” says Gould. “The number one rule of etiquette is to make the people around you more comfortable.”

The Four Phases are designed to guide students as they explore areas of interest, experience learning opportunities outside the classroom, create a plan of action and pursue their post-college goals. The program is built to begin early in their time at Chatham in order to work closely with their career advisor and Chatham staff each year as they develop and execute their personalized plan.

“The Four Phases program will be useful to students whether they intend to work after college, commit to community service, or hike the Himalayas,” says Chris Miller, director of career development.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region throughout the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility, and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit