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BHCC Events for Thursday, April 25, 2019

April 24, 2019April 26, 2019

This workshop will focus on how students can use a resume, position description and company research to prepare for potential interview questions. Students will also learn how to prepare for phone and in-person interviews. Registration is not required.
Time: 10 - 11:15 a.m.Where: LifeMap Lab, E-225Host: LifeMap
The Years of Zero—Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge is a survivor's account of the Cambodian genocide carried out by Pol Pot's sadistic and terrifying Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s. It follows the author, Seng Ty, from the age of seven as he is plucked from his comfortable, middle-class home in a Phnom Penh suburb, marched along a blistering, black strip of highway into the jungle, and thrust headlong into the unspeakable barbarities of an agricultural labor camp. Seng's mother was worked to death while his siblings succumbed to starvation. His oldest brother was brought back from France and tortured in the secret prison of Tuol Sleng. His family's only survivor and a mere child, Seng was forced to fend for himself, navigating the brainwashing campaigns and random depravities of the Khmer Rouge, determined to survive so he could bear witness to what happened in the camp. The Years of Zero guides the reader through the author's long, desperate periods of harrowing darkness, each chapter a painting of cruelty, caprice, and courage. It follows Seng as he sneaks mice and other living food from the rice paddies where he labors, knowing that the penalty for such defiance is death. It tracks him as he tries to escape into the jungle, only to be dragged back to his camp and severely beaten. Through it all, Seng finds a way to remain whole both in body and in mind. He rallies past torture, betrayal, disease and despair, refusing at every juncture to surrender to the murderers who have stolen everything he had. As The Years of Zero concludes, the reader will have lived what Seng lived, risked what he risked, endured what he endured, and finally celebrate with him his unlikeliest of triumphs.
Time: 1 p.m.Where: A300 AuditoriumHost: One Book
This workshop will focus on the importance of networking as a key skill in today's competitive job market. Students will learn the basics behind networking events and the purpose behind an informational interview. There will also be a focus on conducting an effective job search on various search engines, setting up daily searches and using social media. Registration is not required.
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.Where: LifeMap Lab, E-225Host: LifeMap