FCBE and FedEx Volunteers Share Career Development Tips with Future Leaders
For release: December 17, 2013
This past November, FedEx Services and the Fogelman College of Business and Economics
hosted a Resume and Interview Boot Camp for the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) of Greater
Memphis at its Ira Samelson Jr. Branch. The boot camp offered a professional development
opportunity for volunteers, who provided resume and interview tips for attendees in
a fun and engaging atmosphere.
Fogelman College Students Volunteer to Help Train Boys & Girls Club Members on Professional
FCBE volunteers performed a career-dress fashion show for BGC students, showcasing
a range of styles that BGC students were encouraged to critique for interview suitability.
Some styles sported by FCBE students included a bright pink dress with stiletto heels,
a ski hat and t-shirt combination, highly reflective sunglasses and purple socks with
flip flops and pajama pants. BGC students aptly rated these outfits “inappropriate”
FCBE students also led a discussion about elevator speeches, demonstrating for BGC
attendees both the right and wrong ways to use them.
FedEx Service volunteers led discussions about resume tips, applications and social
media, as well as the do’s and don’ts of interview etiquette. BGC students were given
an opportunity to practice answering potential interview questions with help and guidance
“I could not be more proud of our Fogelman business majors,” stated Kathy Tuberville,
director of Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center. “It was so engaging
and inspiring to see our volunteers working directly with the Boys & Girls Club students
to provide guidance and information that will help shape the future leaders of our
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis serves nearly 4,000 members between the
ages of 6 and 18 each year by providing the fun experiences and critical guidance
kids need to build bright futures.
FCBE Students Conducting Mock Interview with Boys & Girls Club of Memphis