On Thursday, February 28th, WILD seniors Shinade Ramirez and Stefannie Nicholson presented what it meant to be a Representation of an Ethical and Authentic Leader (REAL). They told the rest of WILD what it means to be a leader and how important image is. What you look like and how you present yourself is the first thing people see, and they judge you based on that image. Online photos are especially damaging because once they are on the internet, they are there for good. You must always be careful when posting pictures on any social media site. Any inappropriate pictures can come back to haunt you during a job interview. When writing e-mails, it is important to use proper greetings and professional language. No texting lingo and no colloquialisms. To demonstrate proper business casual attire, Shinade and Stefannie set up a mini fashion show. It was definitely beneficial to actually see the difference between what is “hot” and what is “not.” I must admit, I was a little unsure about what qualified as business casual and what was inappropriate for professional events. Seeing other WILD members model different outfits made that distinction clear. This presentation was greatly needed and answered any questions about the professional way to conduct yourself. On behalf of all of WILD, thank you Shinade and Stefannie for a wonderful event.

Written by: Caitlin Roman WILD IX

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