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Job workshop to follow lecture at Olivet College
Apr 02, 2008

Olivet College alumnus Jim Ferguson 68 will present a workshop on preparing for your first job, resume writing, job searching skills and interview techniques Wednesday, April 9 in Mott Auditorium. The workshop will take place immediately after a 1:30 p.m. lecture on cheating by David Callahan, author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead.

After graduating from Olivet in 1968, Ferguson worked in line management, supervision, and managing training and pilot recruitment for American Airlines. He also worked for the Zale Corporation, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of training for 2,000 retail outlets, five credit centers and the corporate office. Twenty-one years ago he founded Ferguson Training, where he develops specialized training, conducts management training seminars and produces video programs.

Callahan will speak as part of the colleges Lecture and Symposium Series. He will use real-world examples to speak about cheating, offering details for how it happens and why it matters. Both events are free and open to the public.

According to Callahan, rampant cheating in American society is symptomatic of a profound moral crisis that reflects deep economic and social problems. A harsh dog-eat-dog market and soaring income gaps have corroded our values, he argues, and threatens to corrupt the equal opportunity Americans cherish.

Callahans articles have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today. He earned a doctorate in politics from Princeton University.

For more information, call (269) 749-7164.


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