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Right Management to Provide Career Services to Webster University's Walker School Graduate Students and Alumni Worldwide
MILWAUKEE (Nov. 19, 2014) – Right Management, the talent and career management experts within ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), has been selected by Webster University to provide career management and coaching services to graduate students and alumni of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology. The program will launch in the summer of 2015 at all Webster University locations around the world and will provide students lifetime career development support to help them manage and accelerate their careers.
“Students today need a stronger link between education and employment so they can build successful careers and thrive in a highly competitive job market,” said Jeff Gerkin, Right Management’s senior vice president North America sales. “Right Management and Webster University are committed to giving students the much needed advantage of learning how to own and drive their careers upon graduation and throughout their working lives.”
Webster University’s Career Management and Coaching Program will be offered in partnership with Right Management. The program will include a required course entitled “Career Success for the 21st Century,” which will provide students with a foundation in career management and cover such topics as self-assessments, personal branding and social media. As part of the course, students will connect with a Right Management career coach who will provide career guidance.
After completing this required course, students have the opportunity to receive personalized career development services through Right Management, including one-on-one career coaching to help with resume writing, interviewing skills and developing a career action plan. Students will then have access to ongoing career development support over the course of their careers through lifetime access to Right Management’s career resources, including its alumni network and job bank.
“This partnership with Right Management gives Webster University students an innovative opportunity to proactively manage their careers and achieve their goals,” said Benjamin Akande, dean of the Walker School. “Webster University recognizes that today’s changing workplace is requiring students to have not only the necessary skills and education for a career, but also the career-ready skills needed to be successful at work.”
More than 11,000 students are enrolled in graduate business, management and computer science programs at the Walker School. These degree programs are offered at Webster University across the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia and delivered online.
About Right Management
Right Management is the global leader in talent and career management workforce solutions. As the workforce consulting experts within ManpowerGroup, the firm designs and delivers solutions to align talent strategy with business strategy. Expertise spans Talent Assessment, Leader Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Engagement, and Workforce Transition and Outplacement. With offices in over 50 countries, Right Management partners with companies of all sizes – including more than 80% of the Fortune 500 – to help grow and engage their talent, increase productivity and optimize business performance. Read the latest insights from our global thought leaders at www.right.com/blog and follow @RightUpdates on Twitter for talent management news.
About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
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