Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sig Ep workshop builds leadership skills

SigEps at East Tennessee State held a career-building workshop to prepare students for life after college.

Media Credit: John E. May/East Tennessean

Karen Lauderdale spoke to a crowd of fraternity and sorority members Wednesday night. She discussed issues that students will face post-graduation, such as interviews and résumés. Students enjoyed pizza, drinks and useful tips on how to live up to the Sig Ep motto "building balanced leaders of the world tomorrow."

"Building balanced leaders of the world tomorrow" is the motto of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

This fraternity held a workshop Wednesday to help its members, and others, to better understand what it means to be a balanced leader of the future.

"A career-building workshop is perfect for that," said Curt Collins, the vice president of programming for Sig Ep.
The Sig Ep house, which had pizza and drinks for the students in attendance, was full of Sig Ep fraternity brothers and sorority members clad in Greek letters, showing their support.

Karen Lauderdale, a preparation coordinator for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, led the workshop.

She started the event by passing around a packet for each student. The objective of the packets was to help the student focus their ideas and wants for the future.

"I thought it went really well," said Collins. "(Lauderdale) hit on all of the points she said she would hit on when it came to post-graduation issues."

In addition to the packets, Lauderdale hit on the key situations a student faces after graduation.

These situations include the proper way to fill out résumés and how to correctly interview for a job or graduate school.
After the seminar, the fraternity led a group of volunteers around the Tree Streets to pick up trash to show that the fraternity cares about its community.
Now that is a fantastic way to combine several elements of the Balanced Man concept into a fun and productive event. Good information, community service, plus women and pizza - what's not to like?

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