The retreat was held on October 17, at the Student Union. Guest speaker, Gala Jackson, a VSU alum and CEO of InterviewSnob spoke on how to brand yourself in order to land your aspiring job.
Brian Haugabrook, CIO and Sterlin Sanders, AD for TSS, welcomed both IT student employees as well as Math/CSS students and introduced the guest speaker. Gala’s presentation was extremely helpful and relevant with an emphasis on 3D branding: Document, Digital footprint, and Demeanor.
Technician Jonathon McCraney, who attended, provided the following feedback:
“Even though I was only able to attend one hour out of the two two-hour information sessions presented by Ms. Jackson from InterviewSnob, I feel like I have gained some useful information in regards to the job-finding process using the tools of the 21st Century. One of the things I was very pleased to learn was that every social media account that you maintain must represent only one . . . Getting rid of unprofessional or offensive material posted on your social media account is important to reflect your professionalism to the company you are working for. Overall, this was a very informative session for me to attend.”