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Alumni help high schoolers focus on career decisions during Junior Conference

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Alumni help high schoolers focus on career decisions during Junior Conference

Posted on 27 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Junior Conference keynote speaker Nathan Honeycutt shared his experiences as an architect and encouraged the eleventh graders to think about what their story will be in the future.

“What are you going to be when you grow up?”

Local high school students were given information to help them answer that question and how to get there during the Junior Conference at Tusculum College on Thursday. And Tusculum alumni were among the professionals who shared their experiences with the high school juniors. Among the alumni participating were Katie (McIntyre) Raby ’03 and Mitch Robinson ’04.

Eleventh graders from all five high schools in Greeneville and Greene County attended the second annual event at Tusculum, hosted by the College’s Office of Admission and the Alumni Executive Board.

Welcoming the high school students to campus, Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody encouraged the juniors to pursue education following graduation whether it is at a technical school, a community college, a state university or a private college.

Keynote speaker for the opening session of the conference was Nathan Honeycutt, an owner of Honeycutt Architecture who has been the lead designer on many architectural and master planning projects in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and China.

Honeycutt told the students that he was fortunate in that he knew he wanted to be an architect at an early age, and encouraged them to begin to think about their future. “Today would be a good day to begin,” he said. “What will your story be?”

Those who may be exploring that question of a career should look at what they enjoy doing and even consider the television shows, movies and other activities they enjoy. Honeycutt also told the students to not be afraid of failure, but to persist in pursuing their goals.

At top, Mitch Robinson of Coffman Oil Company led the business session and Brenda Parrish-Dickman of Parrish Property Management, below, led the real estate session.

Following the opening session, the students attended two sessions from the more than 20 college track, vocational track and career track sessions offered.

The career/professional and vocational tracks included such areas as sport management, nursing, education, athletic training, business, law, pharmacy, speech therapy, medical technology respiratory therapy and real estate.

Representatives from Mountain States Health Alliance, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Coffman Oil Company, Parrish Property Management, the Tennessee Technology Center, the Greeneville School System and the Greeneville Astros volunteered their time to lead the sessions.

In the sessions, students learned first-hand about the educational requirements for various careers and positions, income levels and the daily tasks of individuals in those careers and positions.

The College Track sessions, led by Tusculum College staff members, involved sharing information about college admission test preparation, college interviews, financial aid and admission processes and college life.

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Three alumni give students a glimpse into the accounting profession

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Three alumni give students a glimpse into the accounting profession

Posted on 27 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Glenn Black '06 shares his experiences working in a corporate atmosphere with current Tusculum students.

Three Tusculum College alumni visited Dr. Michelle Freeman’s Block Eight Auditing course to share their experiences thus far as accounting professionals.

The students heard from two alumni on Tuesday, April 19. Brooke  Compton ’09, an auditor with Blackburn, Childers and Steagall, PLC, shared with the students about the scope of her duties and various auditing experiences she has had. The students learned about another job option in accounting from Glenn Black ’06. He shared with the students about his position as a corporate accountant with Forward Air.

Brooke Compton '09 talks about issues she faces daily, such as the billing of time.

On Monday, April 26, Leanne Lietzke ’07 was the special guest. An assurance senior with Ernst & Young, she gave an overview of the international firm’s operations. Lietzke works in the Atlanta office of the firm and she shared with the students some of her experiences working with various clients. A triple major while at Tusculum – accounting, management and mass media, Lietzke has been able to draw on her media background in her position, which has a focus on the media and entertainment industry.

Leanne Lietzke '07 shares her experiences with Ernst & Young. In her short time with the firm, Lietzke has advanced to a supervisory position.

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Career Coach program to be on campus offering resume workshops, interview coaching, Tuesday, April 26

Posted on 13 April 2011 by srichey@tusculum.edu

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Career Coach will be visiting the Tusculum College main campus on Tuesday, April 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.   The Career Coach is a mobile unit designed as a community resource for employers and jobseekers.  Tusculum students will have exclusive access to one of the first visits in East Tennessee.  Workshops will be provided on Resume Development and Interview/Job Search Skills.  Four sessions will be provided throughout the day with a schedule as follows:

9 -10:30 a.m.   Resume Workshop sessions

10:30 a.m.-Noon: Interviewing Skills workshop sessions

Noon-1:30 p.m.:  Interviewing Skills workshop sessions

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. :  Resume Workshop sessions

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development rolled out the Career Coaches program in January.  Three mobile units were purchased with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and serve each division of the state (East, Middle and West).   The mobile units are set up as computer lab classrooms, each having 10 workstations that are equipped with a laptop with high-speed Internet connection. At one end of the coach is the instructor’s workstation that is connected to a 42″ flat-screen TV with SmartBoard® overlay and a DVD/CD player. The coaches are equipped with a

wheelchair lift, and the workstations are ADA compliant.

To register for the Tusculum College sessions, students must RSVP to Amanda Waddell, Director of Career Development (awaddell@tusculum.edu).  For more information on the Career Coach program, please visit http://www.getonthecoach.tn.gov/ or contact Ms. Waddell for more information.

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Tusculum College hosts local high school students for Junior Conference

Posted on 08 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Visiting high school students examine slides of germs during the medical technology session.

“What are you going to be when you grow up?”

Local high school students were given information to help them answer that question and how to get there during the Junior Conference at Tusculum College on Thursday.

Eleventh graders from all five high schools in Greeneville and Greene County attended the second annual event at Tusculum, hosted by the College’s Office of Admission and the Alumni Executive Board.

Welcoming the high school students to campus, Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody encouraged the juniors to pursue education following graduation whether it is at a technical school, a community college, a state university or a private college.

Keynote speaker for the opening session of the conference was Nathan Honeycutt, an owner of Honeycutt Architecture who has been the lead designer on many architectural and master planning projects in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and China.

Honeycutt told the students that he was fortunate in that he knew he wanted to be an architect at an early age, and encouraged them to begin to think about their future. “Today would be a good day to begin,” he said. “What will your story be?”

Those who may be exploring that question of a career should look at what they enjoy doing and even consider the television shows, movies and other activities they enjoy. Honeycutt also told the students to not be afraid of failure, but to persist in pursuing their goals.

Following the opening session, the students attended two sessions from the more than 20 college track, vocational track and career track sessions offered.

The career/professional and vocational tracks included such areas as sport management, nursing, education, athletic training, business, law, pharmacy, speech therapy, medical technology respiratory therapy and real estate.

Representatives from Mountain States Health Alliance, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Coffman Oil Company, Parrish Property Management, the Tennessee Technology Center, the Greeneville School System and the Greeneville Astros volunteered their time to lead the sessions.

 

In the sessions, students learned first-hand about the educational requirements for various careers and positions, income levels and the daily tasks of individuals in those careers and positions.

The College Track sessions, led by Tusculum College staff members, involved sharing information about college admission test preparation, college interviews, financial aid and admission processes and college life.

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