Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Faking it wont allow you to make it

Thursday, October 4, 2018

In tune with the theme of Southeast’s first Integrity Week, Coordinator of Career Counseling Jennifer Woolf conducted a workshop, “When You Fake It Until You Make It Won’t Work: Maintaining Honesty In Your Job Search,” On Sept. 27 in the University Center Redhawks Room.

The workshop explained how a student can incorporate integrity and honesty into finding a job.

“It gets participants to think and participate in a discussion about the types of situations in a job search process, whether that’s networking, creating documents or parts of the interview process,” Woolf said.

She said she was a part of the planning committee for Integrity Week and wanted to incorporate career services somehow, so she created the presentation.

Throughout the workshop she presented attendees with integrity challenges, asking them to evaluate students handling certain job situations.

“I learned how to react to employees, and the different scenarios helped me see different perspectives,” Southeast graduate student Sultan Alnasser said.

He said he will be taking the advice he heard with him into the business world and learning how to be more straightforward with future employers and employees.

Junior Renee Peters said it was a good refresher on what she needs to keep in mind during interviews and what to be thinking about in the back of her mind as employers are asking questions.

Woolf said one of the defining quotes she would like students to take away from the presentation is one by C.S. Lewis: “Doing the right thing when nobody's watching.” Integrity Week ended with an integrity- themed activities during the women’s soccer game Thursday, Sept. 27, and “Take Away Friday,” a series of faculty- developed workshops the following day