TROY pilot program geared to successful job hunting

Posted: Tuesday, 15 February 2011

NORFOLK, Va.—Troy University will launch a pilot program Saturday, Feb. 19 aimed at helping students, graduates and the public find and land a job.

Dubbed “SmartSessions,” the three-class series begins Saturday and continues on March 26 and April 16.

“Troy University Atlantic Region prides itself on supporting our students throughout their TROY education and beyond,” said Dr. Chris Burge, Director of TROY’s Atlantic Region.

“With the SmartSession offerings, we provide another dimension to the TROY educational experience,” she said.

The first session, from 9 a.m. until Noon, will focus on identifying career interests, strengths and development needs. It will also provide steps to enhance career satisfaction and success. The first course is taught by Dr. Bill Heisler.

The March 26 session, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., will help participants develop or improve resumes and will highlight the 21st century resume through Optimal Resume. It will be taught by Michelle Ellis Young.

Shepherd will teach the final session that focuses on interview skills.

Troy University Atlantic Region Alumni Association members may attend the course for free. Others will pay a $25 fee for the first class, and $15 for each of the remaining two classes.

All sessions will be taught at Troy University, located at 5425 Robin Hood Rd., Suite B-1, in Norfolk. For more information, call 757-451-8202.