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Loretta R. Davidson

What did you learn about careers that surprised you? 
What surprised me about careers is the depiction of a woman in management versus a man beyond the surface level; but it was also a great challenge that I am willing and have taken to show the strength and impact that a woman, particularly a minority woman can bring to a company.

What impressed you most in your conversations?
What impresses me in my professional conversations and experience is when a company can take a brand new employee and instill in them all the skills and trainings they need in order to not only be successful within the company but  own their work.

What advice will you apply in your life and career?
My most valuable advice I would give is in the midst of choosing your career, make sure it is a career that you are passionate about. Your career should be something you look forward to waking up every morning and going to work. Know the meaning behind what you do and always be unique and genuine.


Chelsea Lunceford

What did you learn about careers that surprised you? 
From my time in the Women in Management course I learned many things about careers ranging from how to grow my professionalism during interviews, to capitalizing on my strengths in the workplace. Beforehand I felt as if I didn't know how I, as a woman, could be seen as a powerful, yet positive, influence in my future career. After completing this course, I was surprised by the amount of confidence that had been instilled in me. I not only feel confident in my professionalism and the ways that I can make a difference in a future business management profession, but also how I can apply these skills to my daily life.

What impressed you most in your conversations?
What impressed me most about our class conversations were not only how inviting of an environment the class presented, but also how each person's diversity of background and knowledge blended to present new perspectives.  Each day we were prompted to give our opinion on the topic at hand. With a team of seven instructors and roughly twenty students, ideas from people of all ages were presented, creating a well-rounded response. Due to this inviting atmosphere, I always felt encouraged to give my opinion. This enabled me to reflect on other's opinions and how various cultural perspectives can manifest differently in the workplace.

What advice will you apply in your life and career?
The most valuable piece of advice from this course that I will apply in my life and career is to never pass up on an opportunity to grow individually or professionally. This course has motivated me to move beyond my comfort zone and try new things that before entering this course I would've never considered trying (i.e. attending the career fair and talking with recruiters as a freshman). By moving out of my comfort zone in simple ways such as this, I have helped prepare myself for future success and broadened my comfort zone at the same time.


Jasica Twardus

What did you learn about careers that surprised you? 
During my time in the WIM course I learned about management positions in hotels and positions within human resources. I also learned about the best opportunities for traveling within the job.

What impressed you most in your conversations?
The flexibility of a degree in business surprised me.  The different situations in which one can find themselves in continues to greatly baffle as well as appeal to me. 

What advice will you apply in your life and career?
I plan on applying myself to unique experiences that I am able to gain in college.  This will include experiences gained through such things as clubs and study abroad opportunities.