STC Student Organizations Attend Statewide Leadership Conference
December 4, 2017 – Representatives from four of Southeastern Technical College's student organizations were accompanied by faculty and staff to the 26th annual Georgia Career and Leadership Conference at the Marriott Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta from November 10-12.
Sixteen students from STC's Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Helping Hands, and SkillsUSA chapters learned and networked alongside other student organizations from Technical College System of Georgia institutions. The three-day event featured 12 speakers covering a variety of topics relevant to active student leaders and the faculty and staff who supervise the organizations.
"It was a really good group of students this year," Helen Thomas, Advisor for STC's Student Government Association, said. "They were all really excited based on the information they brought back to us afterwards."
Breakout sessions were dedicated to specific aspects of leadership, but certain meetings covered training for those in specific leadership roles within an organization.
During the leadership sessions, students learned valuable skills, such as: team building, effective communication, benefits of peer mentoring, how to ace job interviews, and workplace etiquette, just to name a few.
SGA member Latrelle Mercer said that her favorite session was the "Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset" because it was about seeing things from different perspectives and how to have a more positive mindset when you are going after something new.
"I enjoyed every part of it, especially being able to talk to different advisors about their life experiences and taking the next steps," Mercer said. "It was also great to be able to see other students and bond with them."
For more information on student organizations at Southeastern Technical College, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.