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Vol State hosts, “What I Learned in college that helped me succeed in business”

By: Mack Evans

The Social Sciences Department will host a discussion on Thursday and Friday, March 23 and 24 in the Rochelle Center from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. 

Dr. Phillip Williams, the Social Science and Education Department Chair, and Rhonda Gregory, Dean of Social Science and Education, will be speaking along with several other of Vol State’s adjunct professors who are also working professionals. To share their experiences in college that helped them succeed in the world of business. 

All students are encouraged to attend, many topics discussed will be helpful in choosing classes such as how to find the best professor; what questions to ask in order to make sure you’re a good fit, and how to effectively use tools such as  

 “[We will be] speaking from our own experiences on a variety of topics from how to pick classes to things we learned or wish we’d learned in college,” explained Gregory.  

Williams continues, “It’ll probably be half and half a little bit about class, how to do better… study habits, test taking, but also more big picture [items], what to do while you’re in college, how to meet people, how to meet the right people… because often it’s not what you know it’s who you know”. 

The event is part of a monthly series, and April’s topic will be sustainability; just in time for Earth Day. Recent topics have included ‘How technology has affected the workplace’, The Constitution, and Crisis Intervention/De-Escalation. 

This month’s topic was suggested by Psychology Professor Christa Carter who has recently taken a new position outside of Vol State. 

The discussion will include a Q&A to give students a chance to engage with people working in the Social Sciences field. 

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