Purdue Calumet collaborating with The Times & Post-Tribune June 25 to help residents ‘work smarter’

For the 25th consecutive year, Purdue Calumet is hosting a community outreach summer program to help area residents gain insights, tips and strategies for becoming more job- and career-marketable during what continues to be a challenging economy.

The program, Working Smarter to be Job Marketable, is scheduled at 6:15 p.m., Monday, June 25 in Alumni Hall of Purdue Calumet’s Student Union & Library. The program features fast-paced sessions presented by faculty and staff.

Working Smarter to be Job Marketable is intended for individuals searching for a job, others concerned about their pending employment status, those considering a career change, others planning to return to the work force after an extended absence and individuals who are exploring the prospect of starting or purchasing a business.

The Purdue Calumet program will feature the following sessions and presenters:

  • How to Stay Job Marketable & Keep Your Job Skills Fresh(Director of Career Services Shelly Robinson);
  • Are You Prepared for a Behavioral-based Interview?(Employment Manager Heather Runyan);
  • Assessing Yourself & Your Skills(Counseling Center Counselor Ryan Parsons-Rozycki);
  • Succeeding at Your Dream Job(Center for Entrepreneurship Success Director Dushan Nikolovski);
  • How to Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job(Marketing Instructor Matthew Hanson);
  • LEARNING How to Work Smarter to be Job Marketable(Student Recruitment & Outreach Specialist Susan Giannini).

“Individuals who want to gain insider perspectives about how to move forward in a fast-changing work world will benefit from this program,” Purdue Calumet Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement/University Relations and program coordinator Wes Lukoshus said.

To qualify for free admission, individuals may register on line at the Purdue Calumet Working Smarter to be Job Marketable web site: Or, they can register by phoning Purdue Calumet’s Office of University Relations at 219/989-2217 or toll free at 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2217.

The program is co-sponsored by The Times and Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana newspapers, both of which also are publishing program registration forms.