FSU Students Charter First WEBD Student Organization
In an effort to create partnerships among faculty, career services, and corporations, Fayetteville State University (FSU) students have chartered the campus’s first Working to Educate Build & Develop (WEBD) organization. The program is also designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of minority students while addressing diversity initiatives.
The Office of Career Services has been working with WEBD for the past two years to bring executives to campus for resume critiques and mock interviews as well as to provide students with opportunities for Shadowing, Internships, and attendance at Leadership Conferences. Professionals at companies such as Ernst & Young, Bank of America, Deloitte, and ACN have come together to provide professional development opportunities for students.
WEBD student participants have stated “WEBD program has given me an opportunity to step into the corporate world, observe, and realize that education and determination effortlessly defeat any type of judgments and background preferences.”
Another student stated, “The WEBD program was an excellent experience for me. Since being involved I met a lot of outstanding people that are very willing to help you in any way possible.”
In WEBD’s second year at FSU, Steve Clincy, the organization’s co-founder, asked participating students if they would be interested in helping create the first WEBD student chapter. WEBD Campus Ambassador Jason Redinbo stepped up to the challenge and enlisted the help of two other students, Patrick Tedder and Jared James. The students worked with Clincy and staff advisors Devin Sturdavant and Latosha Williams to submit the application and proper documentation for starting a campus organization.
The first student chapter of WEBD was officially approved as a registered FSU student organization on April 19, 2012 and the inaugural FSU chapter was recognized at WEBD’s annual Shadow Day event in Charlotte on April 23, 2012. Several students have joined the FSU chapter of WEBD. For more information, visit http://www.uncfsu.edu/careerserv/ or call (910) 672-1100.
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.