Student Enrichment Programs

Our course offerings are designed to help high school and college students – our budding professionals – shine.

The greatest gift you can give a high schooler, college student or recent college grad is a brush up in manners and social skills. Polished. offers engaging, timely classes to help your rising star get ahead in the business world.

Polished programs for college graduates, high school students and young athletes:

  • Macaroni and Please – Learning proper dining etiquette as a teen helps set the table for success in many situations such as interviewing for a college scholarship or internship over lunch, eating at a fancy restaurant during prom or attending a special dinner event with family and friends. Exhibiting good table manners at informal and formal dining settings can make a lasting impression. Students learn proper dining etiquette to make any parent proud!
  • Expert Tips to Ace Your College Admissions Interview – While the interview is not the only factor in your college admissions decision, it’s a chance for you to make a good impression while also learning more about each school. This program teaches the five essentials to preparing and succeeding in college admissions interviews. The stronger you’re with all five, the more likely you’ll wow the admissions team and gain acceptance to the college or university of your choice.
  • The Campus Tour: Minding your Ps and Qs – Campus visits are an important part of the college-decision process. College tours provide that valuable glimpse to see if the school is the right or wrong choice for you. Either way, you’ll want to be on your A Game, conducting yourself in the best possible way. This program offers essential tips from how to present yourself when stepping foot on campus to enjoying a lunch in the dining hall and thanking your guide properly.
  • “Like,” “Um,” “Ya Know” – We’re all guilty of using these annoying words as they’re often spoken without realizing it. Take a stand and stop! Learn tips and skills to eradicate them in your everyday conversations.
  • What to Post and Not to Post – There’s no turning back when using social media. Manage your online presence with digital decorum.
  • College to Career – Graduates entering the workforce can represent themselves with social confidence. This program includes: dining etiquette, dressing for success, the art of conversation, nimble networking, attention-getting resumes / cover letters and acing the interview.

  • From Head to Toe – Appearance matters. Proper grooming – hair, makeup, clothing, shoes and accessories – can help shape career success. The programs walks you through the professional business dress code.
  • Body Language 101 – Your body language speaks volumes in the way you communicate. In fact, it’s reported up to half of communication is conveyed through body language. Learning to use body language can help you communicate your own messages more effectively than words alone. You’ll discover how to use body language to give you a leg up in this competitive world.
  • Business Acumen – Today, more than ever, good manners mean good business. Know the social skills professionals need when presenting themselves in a business setting. From job interviews to hosting business meals, from making the phone call to landing the deal, business acumen, professional image and the ability to build strong relationships are what make lasting impressions.
  • LOL – Not! – Leave your texting lingo and emoticons at home. Learn the art of sending a professional email or text that gets noticed for the right reasons.
  • Bench Press Etiquette and Protocol – Equipping athletes with media protocol and etiquette training not only benefits the athlete, it upholds and protects the team brand. Add etiquette skills, networking tips and dining dos and don’ts to your team’s training regimen.

Move to the Head of the Class!

Smart is not an endgame. Social skills are among top attributes in whether you succeed or fail in the workplace. In fact, strong emotional intelligence is considered a key leadership capability in most companies.

Praise
Nancy is a joy to partner with through the entire beginning to end process. Nancy is highly engaged and responsive throughout the entire process and is truly committed to impacting the organization through her training and development programs.
Katrina SillimanEmployer Services Program Management, Equifax
Your talk on body language was full of great information that kept the crowd interested and engaged. I think both moms and daughters came away with some insightful practices to try . . . and some to think about avoiding! I would imagine many will try the “Power Pose!”
Nanci KallausChapter President, National Charity League Gateway Chapter
After the presentation the general consensus was, ‘WOW,’ that was amazing. I know we will use Polished and Nancy for future programming.
Angie CassidyChapter President, Professional Women in Building
Nancy designed a tailored session for Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis staff based on our needs. The material covered key points that provided our staff with industry knowledge and skills for professional development. Nancy’s presentation style was fun and engaging for our generationally diverse group.
Alison Kaspar, PHR, SHRM-CPSenior Manager, Human Resources, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of St. Louis
Thank you for a great workshop this morning! I enjoyed it very much and walked away with fresh ideas on how to ‘spruce up’ my presentation skills. From using powerful body language to preparing my killer opener, I am certain I will feel more confident the next time I speak ...
Christy McCutcheonDirector of Development & Communications, St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired