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Key Workplace Traditions

At Christopher Newport, we seek caring, talented and committed employees who will embrace and share in our key traditions.

1. Friendly, caring and energetic service

  • Smile and say “hello” in a welcoming, warm and caring tone
  • Make their needs your immediate priority
  • Help in a caring, thorough and quick manner
  • First impression = lasting impression

2. Anticipating and meeting needs

  • Seek first to understand – then be understood
  • Be a caring detective, as not all needs are expressed
  • Ask “Did I answer all of your questions?”

3. Unrelenting attention to detail

  • Learn to look for and anticipate the details
  • Excellence is the little things done well
  • Nothing is too little to be done well

4. Inspiring and uplifting others

  • Seek the best in everyone and they will find it in themselves
  • Provide unconditional dignity and respect
  • Encourage hope and success

5. Putting students first

  • Make every key moment special
  • Routinely exceed expectations
  • Routinely go the extra mile

6. Transforming lives

  • Embrace, model and share the key workplace traditions
  • Help make Christopher Newport the best place to learn and work
  • All jobs and employees are important in this effort
  • Make a difference in all you do

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