CSU’s extensive career-services office made available to more than 500 former employees
Cleveland State University will conduct a free career-services workshop available to approximately 500 teachers and paraprofessionals who were recently laid off from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 24 in the lower level of Halle Building at 1228 Euclid Ave in Cleveland.
Seminars will be led by John Scanlan, CSU’s assistant director of career services, and CSU Career Coordinator Karen Lieske, who specializes in education placement. Scanlan said that many of the affected employees are CSU alumni, so it makes sense to offer career services to all unemployed teachers during their time of need.
“CSU has a strong relationship with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Cleveland Teachers Union, and we have the resources available to help,” Scanlan said. “It will be important for many of these teachers to reacquaint themselves with the job-search best practices, such as customized resumes, networking, leveraging social media and marketing fundamentals.”
The event was organized in cooperation with the Cleveland Teacher’s Union, which has continued to support its members, well after they were laid off, said union Trustee Cheryl Neylon.
“We are here to help our members, regardless of their employment status,” she said. “And, we will continue to provide additional help in any way possible going forward.”
CSU’s career services are available anytime to all CSU alumni throughout their careers. It is a renewed emphasis the University recently has placed on career fulfillment as well as academic success and degree attainment. Toward these goals, the University has created a new division, Enrollment and Student Affairs, specifically designed to enhance various student services outside of the classroom.
“More than anything, we want to help our students succeed in their studies as well as their careers,” said Interim Vice President Corinne Webb, who is leading the new division. “Cleveland State is much more than an academic institution; it is a comprehensive resource for life.”
After Thursday’s workshop, teachers who are CSU alumni can return to the University’s career services for additional assistance, such as mock interviews, personal consulting and alternative career assistance. And, anyone can take advantage of the career resources available at no charge on CSU’s Web site at www.csuohio.edu/offices/career. Those interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to RSVP to Cheryl Neylon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 16,000 students, 8 colleges and more than 250 academic programs, CSU provides a hands-on learning environment that connects students, ideas and real-world experience.
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