GCU Receives $15,000 TD Charitable Foundation Grant for Career Services
Lakewood, N.J., Dec. 12, 2012—Georgian Court University has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, for “Court Connections: Preparing Students for Career Success,” a program to better prepare GCU students for the job market and post-graduation success.
The Career Success program builds on the services of GCU’s Office of Career Development by providing for advanced career technology and an increased number of career and mentorship workshops. The grant program also includes a partnership with Lakewood High School to enable its students to share access to the new software and participate in the training workshops.
The TD grant funding will provide for new career technology, which includes a customizable software program for management of internship and job placements, experiential learning, career fairs, professional networks, career advising, and career live chats. The software will give students increased access to local, regional, and national career opportunities and employers; résumé/cover letter assistance; and mentorships.
The grant will also enable GCU to supplement its career and personality-type assessment software to offer students a more diverse selection of assessments. Additionally, the grant will help GCU to increase the number of career training and mentorship programs offered to students. These programs include a career panel series, career coach presentations, and training workshops on business etiquette, personal branding, life after college, and ethical leadership.
“Georgian Court has a long history of producing highly skilled graduates who have achieved significant success in the career marketplace,” said GCU President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D. “The TD Charitable Foundation grant will help GCU enhance its career technology by increasing student access to internships, jobs, and career placements and offering more career workshops. Effective career preparation is a priority for the university and will help GCU students become resourceful entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, and innovative leaders in their chosen fields.”
“It is critical today that students are prepared with internships and career training to help them make sound career choices, secure jobs, and achieve success in the marketplace,” said James Kiernan, market president, TD Bank. “The TD Charitable Foundation is proud to support Georgian Court University and the Career Success program.”
The GCU Office of Career Development assists students with internship placements, experiential learning requirements, career assessments, job searches, networking, interviewing skills, and résumés, and also hosts career training workshops.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $98.2 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business, and commercial banking products and services at nearly 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas, and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Portland, Maine. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
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About Georgian Court University
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court announced in May 2012 its transition to become a fully coeducational university in 2013. Today, the university serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge and at the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall.
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