College business interns partner with Salvation Army outreach program

College business interns partner with Salvation Army outreach program

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Ten Lycoming College interns from Dr. Bonita Kolb's business practicum course took their laptops and résumé building skills to the Salvation Army for the second Résumé Outreach workshop. This community service event benefitted the organization's Project Break-Through, a mentoring program that helps struggling families reach goals such as continued education and career advancement.

Anne Landon, internship coordinator for Lycoming's Institute for Management Studies and a certified professional résumé writer, led the workshop. The student interns worked individually with participants to prepare a professional resume. In the tight local economy, having a résumé that will make a positive impression on prospective employers is very important. For Project Break-Through job seekers, preparing a résumé was a critical step in their job search process. Each participant left the workshop with professional looking print copies in a presentation folder for use at their next interview.

"I'd like to thank Lycoming College again for supporting us and our families, who are working so hard to make a difference in their lives;" said Pam Hicks, coordinator of Project Break-Through. "The resume workshop is equivalent to a mini self-esteem workshop. Individuals leave feeling so good about themselves.