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Fordham to Help Alumni Strengthen Job Skills


Fordham University’s Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with the Office of Career Services to strengthen its career advisory service to members of Fordham’s alumni community.

Starting in November, Fordham alumni will be able to receive consultations from Annette McLaughlin, director of human resources and learning and development for the Response Companies, as a service offered by Fordham’s career services office.

McLaughlin has worked in the job search and recruitment industry for 22 years. Response Companies, which has five offices in the tri-state area, is one of the top five New York-based recruitment firms, according to Crain’s NY Business.

According to Andrew Cronan, executive director for career services at Fordham, the demand for career assistance from alumni has increased as the economy has weakened. Skills like networking, resumé building, counseling, job search techniques and job placement are among the services the office hopes to offer.

“In this difficult economy we are taking a pro-active approach,” said Cronan. “We have come up with a temporary solution to handle what we think will be an increase in demand without having to charge fees for that counseling service to alumni.”

Consultations and workshops will be available on both the Rose Hill and the Lincoln Center campuses, in the career services offices. For further information on setting up a consultation or attending a workshop, contact Annette McLaughlin at (212) 843-9129.


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