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OHR Brings Job Skills Workshops to Two Cherry Hill High Schools

 

TU OHR staff talk to Cherry Hill high school students.A new year, a new school. Towson University’s Office of Human Resources (OHR) partnered with the Career Center to present a three-day job skills workshop to Cherry Hill high school students this spring. Twenty volunteers from Towson’s campus participated in the workshop designed to help high school seniors conduct job searches. The workshop contained sessions on identifying career opportunities, writing resumes and cover letters, and developing interviewing skills.

“TU Staff…conducted mock interviews with the students so that they could get a preview for questions that could be asked during a real interview,” said HR Specialist Pamela Weissman, who coordinates the program. “After the interview ended, staff gave feedback to the students on what the students did well and what they could improve.”

This year, thanks in part to a Pepsi Grant, OHR was able to offer the workshop to students at two Cherry Hill high schools. Workshops were held at Southside Academy for the second year in a row and—for the first time—at New Era Academy as well. Pamela says that with the help of involvement from the campus community, she hopes to continue this program in the coming years.

“The three-day workshop was a wonderful experience for both the students and the staff who volunteered…,” Pam said. “We greatly appreciated the effort and time everyone took from their busy schedules to make this program a success.”

For more information on Towson University’s Cherry Hill partnership, go to

http://www.towson.edu/cherryhill/neighborhood.asp.

 

 

By Pamela K. Martin. Published in "Dollars, Cents & Common Sense: The Administration and Finance Blog."

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