Women learn interviewing tips and skills

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The Center for Gender Equity, CGE, and the Career Development Center, CDC, are putting on an event for junior and senior women.

This event is meant to teach young women how to get the most they can out of an interview and to be aware of the things that they do while they are in the interviewing process.

“This event is recognizing the fact that women face too many disadvantages in the workplace and that all starts in the interviewing process,” said student co-chair of CGE senior Esbeida Ramos.

Ramos said she believes that to help women succeed in the workplace, one of the best places to start is the interview.

“Women are graduating from college at a greater rate than men are,and yet when you look in the workplace, that balance is still really evident,” said director Martha Rampton.

During the start of the 2000s, the amount of women in the workforce or looking for work was at about 77 percent. Today it is at about 73 percent. Today, a woman earns only 77 to 87 cents to every dollar a man makes.

“It was kind of inspired by that previous event that happened, the remarks we got from professors that their students need it and then just things that I heard from students here on campus that want the same type of thing,” said Ramos.

The CDC hosted the previous event.

“We want to put on this program for the women,” said Ramos. “We’ll have some presentations from women who are successful, who’ve gone through interviewing, to talk about interviewing skills, etcetera. [It’s] meant to be a useful, fun sort of afternoon with friends and people come out of that with more confidence,” said Rampton.

The event will be a sort of presentation as well as a workshop, with a few women speakers and food.

This event for junior and senior Pacific women will be held in the Multipurpose Room Thursday, March 31 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.


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