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SFA business students receive advice on employment from successful alumnus

October 5, 2016 - University Marketing Communications
Stephen F. Austin State University Rusche College of Business students attended a workshop Tuesday with alumnus Jeff Wagner, partner at OneTrust Home Loans, who discussed tips on how to secure employment after graduation.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University Rusche College of Business students attended a workshop Tuesday with alumnus Jeff Wagner, partner at OneTrust Home Loans, who discussed tips on how to secure employment after graduation.

"In the Rusche College of Business, we believe it is important to augment the student experience with perspectives from outside the campus," Dr. Tim Bisping, dean of the Rusche College of Business, said. "It is vital to introduce students to professionals who can share their experiences and insight into the corporate world."

Wagner discussed life hacks and hiring tips. He advised students to surround themselves with highly successful people and those who challenge them. Wagner also encouraged students to separate themselves from the competition and be different.

During an hour-long discussion and Q&A session, Wagner shared interview tips, which included advising the students to research the company before the interview and ask questions as the interview concludes.

He said students should work toward achieving balance in their lives through involvement with charities, exercise, reading and more.

The workshop was presented as part of the college's Student Success Passport Program, which helps students sharpen their business skills while competing for scholarships.