...................................NEWS...................................

... January 24, 2015 ... Accenture Volunteers Share Tips for Career Success in Fall Workshop This semester, 10 Mercer County Community College (MCCC) students put in some extra time and effort and got much in return, thanks to five volunteers from Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Accenture's Sara Chazin, a 1999 MCCC alumna, and four of her colleagues dispensed valuable career advice in a 10-week "Skills for Career Success" workshop held on the college's West Windsor campus. Included in the curriculum were communication skills, networking, entrepreneurship, presentations, resume writing, interview prep and financial literacy. Chazin said the course went from concept to fruition in 18 months. "In our state and in this economy, it's necessary for students to learn career skills," she observed. In the final session on Dec. 12, Chazin warmly congratulated the students who particpated. "You are shining examples of students who seek to go further. Continue to own your passion, chase your dreams, and be flexible about what the world has to offer you." Student Sandra Rosenthal said the course exceeded her expectations. "It was organized and structured. I got varied points of view. I wish it were longer," she said. Among the group were five military veterans. Director of Veterans Services Drew Daddio said the workshop was appreciated by the veterans with whom he spoke. "It's invaluable for them to get an understanding of what's going on in the corporate world. It will help guide their next steps," Daddio said. Dr. Lynn Coopersmith, Dean of Organization Development and Community Programs, who coordinated the program with Chazin, gave Accenture's volunteers glowing grades. "The time and resources they have invested in our students and the college are simply amazing. We are fortunate to be the first college to participate in this program." She had special praise for Chazin for her vision and initiative in carrying out the project and giving back to her alma mater in such a meaningful way.

Chapter 1