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August 14, 2007

General Electric Company "Partnership Award" Recognizes UMBC's Responsiveness to Employers

Mike Lurie

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Aug. 14, 2007

BALTIMORE – The Career Services Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) has been recognized by General Electric Company with the “GE Partnership Award” for being a top producer of GE talent.

The award honors the center for offering responsive programming that exposes students to job opportunities within GE, Career Services Center director Anne Scholl-Fiedler said.

UMBC joins Cornell and Purdue universities as the only institutions recognized in 2007 with the GE Partnership Award.

“The UMBC Career Center exemplifies what it means to be an employer partner and GE has been a significant beneficiary of this relationship,” said Lori Reding, manager of campus relations for GE.

“In the employer-university partnership, we have a mutual customer: the student. It is apparent to us when we are on campus that UMBC students are well-prepared for what awaits them in the real world,” Reding said. “The other critical component is how well the Career Services Center facilitates the process of evaluating student talent for the employer.”

Gregory Simmons, UMBC associate vice president for development, called GE “one of our most important partners. It is gratifying to be recognized by them for the work we are doing together.”

Consistent with its tradition of responsiveness to employers, Scholl-Fiedler and her staff have re-designed the center’s Web site as the 2007-08 academic year approaches. The site will include online career-development workshops that students can access 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

In addition, working with the university’s alumni relations office, the center will launch a “career week” in March, 2008 to target job opportunities in specific industries such as science, government and public policy.

Posted by mlurie at August 14, 2007 11:23 AM