Ferris State University students have the opportunity to learn valuable workplace tips by participating in a leadership program offered by the university’s Student Leadership and Activities office.
“This program was developed because the Student Leadership and Activities office wants to promote leadership qualities,” said Elvira Rajala, coordinator of Student Engagement and Leadership. “We want to give students something that they can take to the job market.”
The purpose of the program, which consists of three one-hour sessions, is to improve students’ group work skills. Students who participate will be able to:
- better understand what role they play in a group
- recognize a well-functioning or poorly-functioning group
- improve conflict-management skills
- know how to discuss the value of the program in a job interview and on a resume or cover letter
The free program will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19; 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 and 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21 in the Mecosta Room in the Rankin Student Center. Participants will receive a certificate of participation.