TROY receives grant from business for career success center

Posted: Wednesday, 05 November 2014

TROY - An on-going recruiting partnership has landed Troy University's Career Services a $2,500 donation from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Career Services, part of the John M. Schmidt Student Success Center, which will be formally dedicated on Saturday, provides both current students and alumni professional assistance on career choices, gaining work experience and assistance with job searches. Resume building and interview preparation, as well as advising on academic major selection, are also offered.

"It's an honor Enterprise Rent-A-Car selected us for this gift," said Lauren Cole, Career Services coordinator. "We always spend our money on ways to advance relationships between employers and students."

The Center hosts job fairs that bring employers to campus, develops materials aimed at helping students find success in the workplace, and hosts "Trojan Link," an online job posting site. It also develops partnerships with employers such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car to help graduates secure jobs.

"This money will be used to reach our goals of providing exceptional service to our students and alumni, keeping their career success as our main priority," Cole said.

Career Services

Enterprise Rent-A-Car presented a $2,500 donation to Troy University's Career Services Center, which assists students and alumni in job searches and interview preparation. Receiving the funds for TROY are, from left, Ivan Merritt, associate dean of first-year studies, Lauren Cole, career services coordinator, Emily Allbritton, career counselor, and presenting on behalf of the company, Carla Tucholsky, a talent acquisitions specialist with Enterprise Holdings , and Billy Lee, area rental manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.(TROY photo/Joshua Thurston)