A simple trick for hiring the best: hire student leaders
The Nacogdoches County Chamber Fourth Friday Luncheon is noon to 1 p.m., Friday, April 22 at Austin Hall, 4603 North St. with guest speaker Dr. Adam Peck, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs, SFASU.
"Today’s employers demand students with not only the technical expertise to excel in their first jobs, but with the interpersonal qualities that can be so hard to teach. These are often referred to as 'soft skills'” Peck said. "They include such qualities as the ability to communicate, function as a member of a team and solve problems independently. Research conducted at SFA shows that student leaders tend to develop these skills more fully than their peers who are not involved."
Peck will share information from his forthcoming book on this topic and will explain how SFA can assist employers in connecting with the very best students.
Attendee RSVPs are required by noon, Wednesday, April 20, and lunch is $16. Find the secure “pay online” option in Hot News at nacogdoches.org or complete and return the registration form included in this package or call (936) 560-5533. All attending may enter the $50 drawing, sponsored by Commercial Bank of Texas. All Chamber members are entered in a $50 drawing, sponsored by Axley & Rode, but you must be present to win.