Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Catching up on Peirce College news

It’s been a busy few months for us at the College. We’ve shared exciting announcements, new partnerships, and advice for students and job seekers with members of Philadelphia and national media. We’re also sharing them with you if you missed them.

Year Up aids young adults with skills, experience. Reporter Wilford Shamlin of The Philadelphia Tribune covered our partnership with Year Up that provides urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. He also featured two standout students in the program, Jeshaiah Nixon and Oshitay Isley, who have found their academic footing and are flourishing while in the program.

Philadelphia Business Journal’s People on the Move. The Philadelphia Business Journal included two new additions to our Board of Trustees, Tom Karinshak and Linnette W. Black, in its People on the Move section. Tom, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience for Comcast, brings business and customer service insight from one of Philadelphia’s largest employers to our Board. Linette, the former President/CEO of HealthRight, Inc., brings extensive healthcare knowledge and experience at a critical time in Philadelphia, as the industry continues to grow.

How to find an internship: Expert advice for college sophomores. Internships are a great way to build your skillset, while also demonstrating your reliability and knowledge to potential employers. Uva Coles, Vice President, Student Services, provided insight to reporter Danielle Lichliter of NerdWallet.com on how college sophomores can begin looking for internships. Uva recommended using your college’s resources, especially its career development services department. She also recommended using, “online job boards for you to post your resume and review experiential roles and jobs.”

Money fix: Student loans. The average student has $26,500 in loans, according to the Institute for College Access and Success’s Project on Student Debt. Reporter Sheryl Nance-Nash tapped Chanel Greene, Manager of the Office of Financial Aid, on tips for repayment. Chanel advised that, “depending on your profession, you might be eligible for loan forgiveness. For federal loans, go to StudentLoans.gov for options. See which option is most affordable.”

Thanks to these outlets for including our news and the advice of our experts!