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CONNECTING YOU TO THE FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  OCTOBER 2012
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Speed Interviewing Event

On September 24, students in Paula Morris’ Social Media Marketing class got real-world experience practicing “elevator pitches.” In a mock “speed-dating” environment, students rotated every five minutes and shared a brief introduction with a guest. The professionals who worked with our students were from a variety of fields: non-profit, retail, military. Thanks you to everyone involved.

“They were confident and excited about their future. Most were dressed professionally and that is a nice touch. Loved Denny’s suit and Raven’s socks ...” “Upbeat, excited about the exercise, serious in wanting to prove themselves, asserted themselves well, wanted feedback, loved what they were doing, excited about the future.” These comments came from a follow-up survey that asked guests to describe the SU students. Students gained confidence in their interviewing skills. Everyone thinks it’s an exercise that should continue. Thanks again for helping our students learn!

Erica Martin & Jackie Gast   Mo Brown & Denny Sawyer  Kimberly George & Katherine Washburn 
     
   
 Andrea Nowlan & Robbie Tarpley Raffish Dan Fletcher & Kelly Schallhorn  Aaron Basko & Taylor Linderman  
     

 Our Guests:

  • Jackie Gast - Eastern Shore Business Leadership Network
  • Bob Wood, Mo Brown, Tammy L. Donaway - Perdue School of Business
  • Sophia Smecker - Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sarah Bunch - BEACON
  • Robbie Tarpley Raffish - a.s.a.p.r. - integrated marketing
  • Mary Willis - Retired Military
  • Hala Mciver - FACE USA
  • Aaron Basko, Rebecca Emery - Salisbury University
  • Jane Seagraves - APPI Energy
  • Maureen McNeill, Anita Todd, Nancy Stewart - Coastal Hospice
  • Christopher Fereday - Target
  • Dan Fletcher - Delmarva Promotional Products
  • John Kerchner, Neil Stegman - Enterprise Holdings
  • Melissa Merryman - The Knowland Group Inc.
  • Kathryn Washburn - U.S. Department of Interior
  • Prescilla Velez - SU Alumna (recent graduate)

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