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JCSU students participate in Food Lion Scholars Day

Group photo of Food Lion Scholars

SALISBURY, N.C., December 6, 2019 - Ten business administration students along with Professor Jacqueline Robinson and Dr. Tiffanie Turner-Henderson participated in the annual Food Lion Scholars Day November 13, 2019.

The daylong event provided students with the opportunity to learn about internship and job opportunities in the retail industry, network with Food Lion employees, participate in mock interviews, and discuss personal branding.

Calvin Hill ’20 found the mock interviews to be very helpful.

“They taught me a method called STAR (situation, task, action, result). I heard of it before, but I didn't think to use it during the interview,” Hill said.

The situation, task, action, result (STAR) format is a technique used by interviewers to gather all the relevant information about a specific job.

In addition to Johnson C. Smith University, five North and South Carolina HBCUs participated in the day - Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Livingstone College, Claflin University, and Elizabeth City State University.

During the tour, students from all universities fellowshipped together and participated in games that challenged their learning skills.

Hill would recommend JCSU take advantage of opportunities like this one that allows you to network with leaders at local corporations. 

 “A lot of students have this slight misconception that they don't want to work at Food Lion because they only think of the retailer as a grocery store, but they also have corporate opportunities,” Hill added.

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