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Sixteen Lycoming College students in a business practicum class taught by Bonita Kolb, Ph.D., associate professor of business administration, recently held a résumé writing workshop at the local American Rescue Workers. ARW is a national religious and charitable movement that provides housing and services to homeless men.
After the students and residents had dinner together, Anne Landon, internship coordinator for Lycoming’s Institute for Management Studies and a certified professional résumé writer, began the program with a short instructional presentation. During the hands-on workshop, each practicum student worked individually with two residents to prepare their résumés. Each resident was provided with an electronic version of his resume so he can keep it updated.
I truly enjoyed the time we spent with the men at the American Rescue Workers,” said Patrick Kalish, a senior business major. “I firmly believe it is our responsibility as Lycoming College business students to give back to the local community that has been home for four years.
Mike Kane, a 2013 Lycoming graduate and the men’s program director at the ARW, said, “The night was a huge success. Not only did the men get a first-rate résumé they can use in their job hunt, people met and interacted who might have never had the opportunity to connect. We hope we can make this a regular event.”
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.