Lessons learned at ‘Rip the Runway’

The semester started with the Sophomore Class of the Student Government Association events “Act like a Lady Think Like a Man”, “Sophomore’s Rock,” “Leadership Academy Boot Camp,” “G-Talk,” and with help of the Freshman class “Rip the Runway.”

“Rip the Runway” was held in the Black and Gold Room and was divided into three sections. There was an interview seminar, a resume segment and a fashion show.

This was an event organized to help freshmen and sophomore students prepare for the business world, by showing them the proper attire and etiquette to help with future employment. 

“We want to teach freshmen and sophomores proper etiquette within the business world,” said Sophomore vice president, Burgundy Hammond.

The first event consisted of how to prepare a proper resume to present to future employers. Sophomore class President, Marcus Solomon and sophomore Class Secretary, Ebony Myers, led the presentation. The two went into detail on what to do and what not to do while preparing a well put together resume. 

“When putting together a resume you want to make sure it is up to date and it is only one page long. Do not have a lengthy résumé because you are only supposed to put the most important aspects on it,” said Myers. 

The next portion of the event was led by Miss Cover Girl, Ambra Brice. Brice discussed the importance of first impressions and proper interview skills. 

“Women are competing with the men in the business world. It is important that women have great posture. Always keep your hair professional by keeping it pulled back,” said Brice. 

Students found this seminar to be very beneficial for success in finding a future job.

“I gained a lot of knowledge by coming to this event,” said freshman psychology major D’Ashley Williams.

The last portion was the fashion show. Solomon was very pleased with the turnout and he hopes for bigger and better events in the future.

“This showed great leadership not only did we host it, but we taught it as well. We are ecstatic about the turnout and crowd participation and we expect bigger events next semester,” said Solomon.