ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University’s Department of English has assembled a prestigious group of government representatives, area business executives, medical specialists, and local entrepreneurs to share their advice, experience, and expertise with students and faculty.
This event will take place on Monday, April 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Plowden Auditorium.
Students often perceive the process of finding a niche in a highly competitive job market to be confusing and stress-intensive, according to organizer Marilyn Montgomery, an English instructor. The panel discussion, "Demystifying America’s Employment Culture," will provide students with perspectives from individuals who have successfully transitioned from the academic environment to a career setting. Specific issues include assessing the job market, preparing to enter the job market, developing a competitive edge, and establishing the mindset to market oneself successfully.
Motivation for this event stems from Winthrop’s commitment to ensure that its graduates meet the needs of the society in which they will live and work. Winthrop administration and faculty are coordinated in their objective to provide students with the tools they need to meet nationally established standards of quality. Gloria Jones, co-chair of the Department of English, describes the event’s panel discussion as "one event in a continuing series of events not designed simply to guarantee that Winthrop graduates are in competitive running, but rather to ensure that they lead the race."
Thomas Moore, vice president of academic affairs for Winthrop, will coordinate discussion among the panelists. Other panel members are: Commissioner Becky Meacham-Richardson, South Carolina Employment Security Commission; John Gettys, mayor pro tem, city of Rock Hill; Glenn McFadden, executive vice president, Comporium; Bob Pearse, news director/anchor, CN2 TV News; Kenny Sawyer, director of human resources, Bowater; Dr. Amit Shah, Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine; Johannes Trompe, Kilburnie: The Inn at Craig Farm; Mary Anthony, Ed. L.I.S.W., therapist; and Abdjul Martin, Venture Capital and former running back for the Denver Broncos.
For more information on this event, contact Marilyn Montgomery at 803/323-2485.