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Career Services at Herzing University Online to be Awarded the Dr. Robert Greenberg Award for Innovation

October 13, 2009

Herzing University Online’s Career Service’s Department is the recipient of the 2009 Robert Greenberg Award for Innovation, which will be presented at the annual Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) Conference in Dallas, TX, on November 9, 2009.

Award

The Dr. Robert Greenberg Award for Innovation is given to a person, institution, employer or program/initiative that demonstrates cutting-edge and new techniques or strategies in the area of preparing or recruiting or hiring college students with disabilities. Dr. Robert Greenberg, the Co-Founder of Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD), held the title of Director of Career Services at the University of Tennessee Knoxville for 21 years. Dr. Greenberg provided the ground work for the COSD organization based on his vision that institutions should be more inclusive of college students with disabilities. That vision has grown to a national organization that continues to expand and influences college students with disabilities when planning and executing their future careers.

The Career Service Department at Herzing University Online was chosen as the recipient for this year’s award because of their implementation of specialized career services for students with unique needs. The Unique Needs Liaison provides specialized career guidance for students with physical, mental or social challenges in collaboration with peer Career Services team members, faculty and student services. The Unique Needs Liaison works with students on issues surrounding accommodations, developing workplace expectations, interviewing strategies, overcoming hurtles and developing strategies that lead to employer awareness. The liaison also works with students in building self confidence and morale surrounding the job search process. In the spirit of success, software allows for 24-hour access from student’s homes.

“The Career Services Department at Herzing University Online provides extra attention to our learners with unique needs ensuring that they have the same access to quality internships and work experiences as other students, opening doors of opportunity. Advocating on behalf of the student, Herzing helps employers prepare for and accommodate unique needs internships around the country,” says Amy Chastek, Director of Career Services.

Dr. Todd Rickel, President of Herzing University Online and Vice President of e-Learning for the Herzing Educational System expressed enthusiasm that Herzing had been selected as the recipient for this year’s award, “I could not be more proud of the excellent service provided to the student and alumni body by our Career Services Department. We are proud to be recognized for our work among such notable company. Herzing remains dedicated to provide all our learners with access and support as they progress to graduation and employment.”

About Herzing University Online

“Career-focused, Convenient, Caring” education is the motto of Herzing University. The University also places a strong emphasis on graduate employment – despite a tough economy, 97% of available 2008 Herzing University Online graduates found work in their field of study.

Founded in 1965, Herzing has campuses located throughout the U.S. and Canada. The ten U.S. campuses and the Online campus are regionally accredited and offer diploma, associate degree, and bachelor’s degree programs in the fields of technology, business, health care, design and public safety, in addition to four online MBA degrees offered by the Online campus, which is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis. Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, http://www.ncahlc.org.

To learn more about Herzing University Online please visit www.herzingonline.edu or contact us at 866-508-0748. Are you an employer looking for a GREAT employee? Click HERE to visit our interactive map of job seekers.

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