Art of Networking Workshop for Cheyney Students

On February 8 and 15, 2011, the communications student organization, VOICES, invited Mr. Lee Gamelin of the PA CareerLink of Chester County and New Horizons Career Services to conduct lectures and engagement workshops on the topics of interviewing and networking for entry-level job seekers.

The Cheyney community was invited to interact with Gamelin and learn cutting edge and out-of-the-box job search methods that would help them market themselves in a variety of atmospheres. The two workshops served a total of 31 Cheyney students, as well as faculty and staff members and were free to all interested participants.

VOICES also exposes the Cheyney community to a variety of activities such as fundraisers, membership mixers and development workshops. The student organization has a lot to offer and encourages interested students, of any major, to join and participate in member activities. Member benefits include: becoming a member of a National Communications Association recognized Student Club, attending developmental conferences, and enhancing your communications skills.

2011 Members of VOICES include: President Yasheaka Oakley, Uka Ekwerike, Peter Hughes, Tyler Dodson-Fleming, Amaris Thomas, Sean Kirk, Shakeemah Simmons, Artavia Adams, Anthony Love, Latoya Semple, Robert Parkins, and Shiqueta Dixon.


The mission of VOICES is to improve the skill sets, knowledge, and confidence levels of Cheyney students in Communications in order to establish them as competitors in their respective fields. Founded in spring of 2009, the organization currently has 12 active members and is the only student organization at Cheyney that serves students interested in communications, English and marketing by working to prepare them for their professional futures. Follow “Voices at Cheyney University” on Facebook for upcoming event and scholarship information.

This story was also featured by the Cheyney University Public Relations & Marketing Department in the Cheyney Newsletter.

Yasheaka Oakley Owens

Yasheaka Oakley Owens is the owner of YOakleyPR, a woman-owned small business that provides public relations, social media, and online marketing support services to small businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

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