June 29, 2012
The Stevenson High School Community Foundation is offering a timely class that will help SHS alumni who are recent college graduates land their first job.
On Wednesday, July 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Foundation will present, "From College to Career," a course that will help college grads make the transition from grade earner to wage earner. The cost of the course is $10. It is open to Stevenson alumni who are recent college graduates, as well as those who are current college juniors and seniors. The class will be held in Room 2104 of the West Building; those attending should park in lot B.
The instructor is Bob Placko, a 30-year human resources executive at Motorola. For the past seven years, Placko has served in the career-counseling center at Carthage College, where he pioneered a four-week course focused on the job search process.
"The ‘College to Career’ course outlines the necessary steps in any job search, from the unique perspective of a recent college graduate," said Kay Hoogland, co-president of the Foundation. "Bob shares many real-life examples of how applicants can increase their prospects of landing a job that aligns with their education and interests. It’s a real confidence builder, besides offering an ‘insider’s view’ of how companies make hiring decisions."
Co-President Ellyn Ross added: "This aligns with the Foundation’s mission of connecting community and school. We were concerned about the challenges our alumni face in their job search after college. This course provides some very useful tools and support for our alumni in a tough job market."
Registration is required to attend. To register or for more information, contact Greg Diethrich at firstname.lastname@example.org