Community & Business Partnerships

Outreach program June 25 geared to help community members become more job marketable

Purdue Calumet’s 26th annual, “Work Smarter to become Job Marketable” community outreach program, hosted by University Relations, will offer relevant topics for job-seekers, career changers, individuals returning to work after an extended absence and others contemplating starting a business.

To be held in Alumni Hall beginning at 6:15 p.m., the program includes five presenters from various university departments. The Purdue Calumet offering is part of a series of programs offered June 24-28 by northwest Indiana colleges and universities and co-sponsored by The Times and Post-Tribune newspapers of Northwest Indiana.

Varied subject matter to be discussed

Career Services Director Shelly Robinson will present, “Proven Job Search Techniques for Today’s Successful Job Seeker”, Counseling Center Counselor Ryan Parsons-Rozycki will discuss, “Transferable Skills…. They’re Important and You Have Them!”, and Human Resources Manager Heather Runyan will cover the fine points of, “Resumes, Cover Letters, and Thank You’s”.

Additional encouragement, approaches, tactics

Also during the evening, Dushan Nikolovski, director of the Purdue Calumet Center for Entrepreneurship Success, will encourage attendees to, “Find Your Passion, Find Your Career!,” Jose Reyes, associate director of Transfer Student Services, will discuss educational opportunities on campus.

A panel discussion with all the presenters will round out the formal portion of the program. Following, these presenters also will be available for one-on-one interaction.

Registration encouraged

Tell your friends and family members about this free program. They can register to attend online at or phone University Relations at ext. 2217.