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Johnson C. Smith #ELGLInspire Speaker: Solita Jefferies

Posted on January 30, 2020


Solita Jefferies

#ELGLInspire is at Johnson C. Smith University on January 30th! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them before and after the event! To find information about all of the speakers, visit the #ELGLInspire homepage.


Solita Jefferies

Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator


What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?

I was a cashier at Steve and Barry’s

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?

Undergraduate: UNC Charlotte, BA Sociology (2011)

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?  

I took a few classes about adolescence that are applicable to my current work.  

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

Such a Fun Age by Kiely Reid- I would recommend it!

What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?  

o    Keep your right hand free during the entire event.

o    Be yourself, seriously. Folks can tell when you aren’t- so if it’s unnatural for you to be a social butterfly, set a goal to connect with at least two people in the room..

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it? 

o     Make it simple, but significant.

o    Everyone you meet knows something that you don’t.

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