The Jeff Havens “How to Get Fired!” event met with great reviews from the Ferris State University student body.
The five-star event took place last Thursday and students filled Williams Auditorium.
Taima Dry, freshman in the business program, thought the event was a worthwhile experience.
“Jeff Havens put a new and interesting spin on the skills needed to get and keep a job,” said Dry. “If he came to Ferris again, I would definitely go see him.”
Linzy Flier-Zylstra, sophomore in the applied math and actuarial science programs, appreciated the way Havens presented his information.
“I thought Havens had a unique way of getting his point across,” said Flier-Zylstra. “His sarcasm definitely kept our attention and I had a lot of fun.”
Patrick Raddler, freshman in the pre-optometry program, said the event made him realize that students are very fortunate to have an opportunity at higher education and they need to be grateful.
“It really makes you realize that as a privileged group we must put ourselves out in the working world and accept and strive in what we do, the good and the bad,” said Raddler.
He went on to say, “It is up to every generation to move society forward, which may be difficult for our generation because it is one of self-entitlement, which is really counterproductive.”
Kate Plessner, sophomore in the criminal justice program, said, “I like how he used reverse psychology during his presentation, teaching us things you don’t really want to do in order to keep a job.”
She went on to say that even though she has heard most of this information from her parents, she still enjoyed the presentation.
“I thought he was funny, which made me want to pay attention,” said Jenna Pace, sophomore in the criminal justice program.
Pace also said, “He had some good information, and I think it will help in the future, but I think he used too many exclamation points.”
Chelsea Halling, freshman in the biotechnology program, said, “I thought he was a good speaker with a lot of sarcasm and energy and the fact that he presented the material backwards definitely made us get the point. I also got a free book!”