Improving career marketability is focus of Purdue Cal program

2013-06-17T11:21:00Z 2013-06-17T19:40:05Z Improving career marketability is focus of Purdue Cal programTimes Staff
June 17, 2013 11:21 am  • 

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet is hosting a program to help region residents become more job- and career-marketable.

The 26th annual Working Smarter to be Job Marketable program, sponsored in part by The Times, is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. June 25 in Alumni Hall of Purdue Calumet’s Student Union & Library.

The program is aimed 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, as well as individuals who are exploring the prospect of starting or taking over a business. Gain valuable insights, perspectives, tips and hints during fast-paced, mini-sessions presented by Purdue Calumet faculty and staff.

The Purdue Calumet program will feature the following presentations:

  • Proven Job Search Techniques for Today’s Successful Job Seeker
  • Transferable Skills…They’re Important & You Have Them
  • Resumes, Cover Letters & Thank Yous
  • Find Your Passion, Find Your Career
  • Learning to Work Smarter
  • Panel Discussion Q&A – the opportunity to direct questions to the presenters about the world of work, job pursuit and how to become more marketable.

To qualify for free admission, individuals must register in advance by June 24. Admission at the door is $20. Register online at or by calling Purdue Calumet’s Office of University Relations at (219) 989-2217 or toll free at (800) HI-PURDUE, ext. 2217.

Other Northwest Indiana colleges and universities also are hosting Working Smarter programs June 24-28 per the following schedule: 6 p.m. June 24 at Calumet College of St. Joseph; 5:45 p.m., June 26b at Indiana University Northwest co-hosted with Ivy Tech Community College Northwest; 4 p.m. June 27 at Valparaiso University co-hosted with Indiana Wesleyan University; and 6 p.m. June 28 at Trine University in Schererville.


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