AUBURN – As employers face cutbacks during tough economic times, Auburn University’s College of Business has opened a new facility to give its students an edge in landing that first job.
The college opened a 5,400-square-foot Office of Professional and Career Development last fall to allow students to interview onsite or through video conferencing with companies around the country.
AUBURN – AT&T has given Auburn University’s College of Business $200,000 to support the new Office of Professional and Career Development. AT&T gave the gift through its philanthropic arm, The AT&T Foundation.
The gift will be used for technological equipment and applications such as computers, database subscriptions and computerized assessment tools.
“Support from corporate sponsors such as AT&T allows us to provide a comprehensive program to prepare our students for successful entry and advancement in the workplace,” said Paul Bobrowski, College of Business dean. “Auburn University is committed to addressing the academic needs of business and industry and to improving the student learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.”
AUBURN – With no previous experience, no savings account to dip into and college loans to pay off, a recession could not come at a worse time for students about to graduate from college. Auburn University’s Career Development Services office is using all its resources to help prepare Auburn students for the challenging task of finding a job.
“With the unemployment rate at 7.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates face the daunting task of entering a work force that is dwindling day by day,” said Nancy Bernard, director of Career Development Services at Auburn.