Dover, DE (PRWEB) November 4, 2003
On Tuesday, October 28, 2003 a team of consultants from Empyrean Management Group presented a seminar called, GETTING HIRED 101 for members of the Senior class of Delaware State University. Del State is a Historically Black University located in Dover.
The seminar focused on areas that most college students entering the workforce have difficulty with, including putting their resume together, basic interview skills, and even went so far as to give fashion doÂs and donÂts.
EMGÂs president and founder, (Mike Kalinsky,) was asked why he and his consultants would take time out to put a free seminar like this on.
ÂUnfortunately, statistics show that people of color have a more difficult time with obtaining work for a variety of reasons which are largely out of their control. It is our teamÂs hope that we can provide the students with the tools and benefit of our experience to help start them off on the right foot when they graduate. Our goal is to get other companies interested in participating in this program to act as sponsors and co-presenters in order to give the students as many informal opportunities to start networking themselves into career opportunities.Â
Several of the EMG presenters were able to relate anecdotes and experiences from their own careers that touched on some of the concerns expressed by the students. ÂHaving graduated from a Historically Black College I think that I was able to relate to the students how important taking advantage of all opportunities presented to you are in jumpstarting your career,Â said Jermaine Williamson a Business Development manager at EMG.
ÂThe information shared with our students was not only timely but will also take them far as they pursue their careers. I would be happy to recommend this program to other organizations and HBCUs,Â said Mary Merritt, Associate Director of Career Planning and Cooperative Education, Delaware State University.
Empyrean Management Group, Inc. is a Management Consulting company focused on the most important aspect of any organization, its people. Empyrean provides HR, Recruiting, Training, and Project Management consulting to companies such as American Management Systems, Cardinal Health, and Capital One. For more information on any of those services or if you are interested in sponsoring a Getting Hired 101 Seminar please contact Debbie Warburton at 866-773-9900 or via e-mail at [email protected]
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