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Enactus Hosts RIDE, Preparing Students to be Professionals

This year, Cairn Enactus hosted the annual RIDE event. Each year for over a decade, RIDE (Resume, Interview, Dress, Etiquette) has supplied students with the necessary knowledge, resources, and skills to navigate the job market. RIDE is open to the whole student body, familiarizing students with career preparation they can utilize in the future.

The first RIDE event featured a seminar, held Saturday, February 11. 48 students attended, hearing from Christine James, an adjunct professor at Cairn. Bringing her experience as an engineering professional, Professor James was able to give students tools and tips on how to create appealing resumes and cover letters, network effectively, prepare for interviews, and take the appropriate post-interview steps.

The following week, on Saturday, February 25, Enactus prepared times that students could come and apply what was heard in the seminar through mock interviews. From 8:30 am–12 pm, 18 different professionals with various kinds of experience were available for 20-minute mock interviews. Students practiced discussing their strengths, weaknesses, and other potential interview topics, which were then evaluated by the interviewer and given as feedback to the student. Each student was able to complete at least three different practice interviews. 

Enactus member Vickie Ng’ang’a had this to say about the event: “I am extremely thankful for the Enactus cabinet; our advisor, Professor Joseph Miller; and all the individuals and student workers who have been able to help with this program. It was an overall great experience to be the project manager for this event.”


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