Exploring Self Perception At Upcoming Cultural Event


On April 12 in Daniels Auditorium there will be an interactive “Career Fair” style event intended to explore identity and perspective. Participants will enter the auditorium and be given a new identity and resume. There will be six booths at the “fair” that each participant will visit; the idea is to collect as many stamps as possible at these booths.

Professor Cathy Temple, and Senior English major Marquice Jackson designed the event. The idea came about last fall semester when discussing how to experience the working world from other perspectives.

Teachings from philosopher, Marcus Aurelius, have also influenced this project. One quote in particular, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth,” should be kept in mind as students peruse the fair.

“We want to show students that other people don’t experience the world the same way you do,” Cathy said.

The “fair” can be classified a social experiment intended to make students question why some individuals are more desirable than others in the job market and how people are viewed by institutions. Other factors, unknown to most students, affect employability.

“The dream is for everyone to be treated equal, but not everyone is treated the same,” Cathy said.

Cathy and Marquice encourage the Nichols community to attend the event and learn about how the world works for everyone differently. At the end of the fair, Cathy and Marquice will reveal a valuable lesson about the resumes and the reality of the working world.

This interactive experience will be held April 12 in Daniels Auditorium at 3:30 p.m.

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