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Lumberjacks GROW


The Lumberjacks GROW (Guided Reflection on Work) program serves two purposes:

  • Assist employed and/or involved students in making connections between what they are learning through their experiences and how it connects to the transferable skills that employers are seeking.
  • Collect data to better understand the experience of students who work (on- and off-campus) and/or are involved in organizations while attending SFA.

More details regarding the Lumberjacks GROW program, to include student instructions, can be accessed via Handshake. We strongly encourage student employees and/or students involved in campus or community organizations to complete this program.

Lumberjacks GROW involves a short survey and a virtual mock interview, which gathers information on the student's experiences in eight key areas, known as the NACE Career Readiness Competencies:

  • Career and self-development
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

The virtual mock interview, completed through, provides the student the chance to answer commonly asked interview questions that require them to articulate the skills they are gaining that can be applicable to their careers.

Specially trained student career advocates will provide individualized feedback on the student's virtual mock interview, encouraging the student to reflect on the communication of their experiences, their interview skills, and how each can be improved. Students must complete both parts of the assignment - the survey and the mock interview - to participate fully. To participate in Lumberjacks GROW, students only need 30 minutes in a quiet space with a webcam-enabled computer or tablet.

If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to the CCPD at or 936.468.3305.



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Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Room 3.302

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6076, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962