Community residents gain insider perspectives at 27th annual Working Smarter… program

(from left) Amber Garrett and Heather RunyanAn audience of nearly 100 gained insightful information presented by Purdue Calumet staff and faculty members at the university’s Working Smarter to Be Job Marketable program June 24. University experts made topical presentations, provided personal follow-up with attendees and fielded job search and career-related questions during a panel discussion. Pictured, from left, are panel participants Amber Garrett, Career Services coordinator, and Heather Runyan, Human Resources employment manager.

For the 27th consecutive year, The Times Media Group partnered with Purdue Calumet in co-sponsoring Working Smarter… The program was aimed at individuals who are job seeking, others considering a career change, those contemplating going into business for themselves, individuals returning to the work force after an extended absence and others  considering further educational options. Some 5,000 area residents have attended Working Smarter… programs at Purdue Calumet since 1987.