Students take advantage of ALSAC recruitment session

A capacity crowd of students attended the CASE-sponsored ALSAC/St. Jude call-center information session Wednesday.

ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude, is hiring 45 people for call center positions, and has exclusively opened the opportunity for LOC students to receive training on the job descriptions.

During the session, ALSAC representatives provided students with background information about the organization, more specifically, the purpose of the students in the organization.

Latonya Lacey, St. Jude job trainer, said it takes $2.6 million to run St. Jude and that 75 percent of their money comes from generous donors.

That’s where you all come in, we need your friendly voices to answer phones, recruit new volunteers, provide donors with quality service, talk to people about why St. Jude is a great charity to support, and call current donors to show our appreciation,” she said.

Each applicant is required to be enrolled at LeMoyne-Owen, and must be able to work during one of the noon to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m.-9 p.m. shifts. The position pays $10.10 an hour.

Participating students will attend paid training sessions each Wednesday from noon to 1p.m. for six consecutive weeks. They will learn how to complete resumes, practice professionalism, have a successful interview, and how to nail the job.

Trainer Christopher Adkins added that this job can open opportunities for students after graduation. “We have many students who transition from interns to full-time employees.”