For students interested in developing leadership skills while working on their professional development goals, H.O.U.S.E. is a new student organization within FACS to promote individual growth in those key areas.
Organized by financial planning, housing and consumer economics department faculty members Kim Skobba and Debbie Phillips to provide a place for professional development through leadership training, career coaching and strategic networking, H.O.U.S.E. is open to all students.
FHCE student and H.O.U.S.E. president Daniel Pridgen became involved in the leadership for the organization after being approached by Skobba with the opportunity to help launch a new Housing Club.
Membership in H.O.U.S.E. can truly benefit all students, he said.
“Our club is focused on serving students,” Pridgen said. “Whether that be helping them develop a killer resume, work on their interview skills, create a strong personal value proposition, connect with potential employers, or just make new friends, we are a place where all these needs are met.”
At a typical meeting, members discuss current events and listen to guest speakers, many of them from the residential property industry, as well as gain professional development training with Skobba and Phillips. Students also are presented with numerous networking opportunities.
“The most valuable component about our organization is the people,” Pridgen said. “First, our club advisors are incredible. Dr. Skobba and Dr. Phillips will go above and beyond to assist students in their professional growth. They are also huge resources for students as they begin looking for careers. Second, the student members are some of the brightest, hardest working people I have ever met. This is definitely an environment of people who push you to reach your potential.”
Meetings occur once a month in Dawson Hall. Interested students can contact Pridgen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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