While the growing number of people attending programs and events at the UH C. T. Bauer College of Business is a positive thing, the surge in interest also produces a growing need for qualified volunteers to help with those events. Luckily, many alumni have stepped up to offer their expertise. One recent example is Rockwell Career Center’s popular Resume ER, which drew nearly 300 students with resumes to the lobby of Melcher Hall in February. The event couldn’t have been staged without the help of 16 alums who helped critique resumes, documents that can be critical for students in search of a job.
Rockwell Executive Director and Assistant Dean Jamie Belinne notes that the event has attracted attention from other schools interested in emulating the mode. It has grown steadily since its inception in 2005, and there just aren’t enough staff counselors to provide timely help to students looking to polish their resumes. The Bauer College Alumni Association put out a call to alums with experience reviewing resumes for job applicants, and 16 took part in the event, which features an E.R. theme carried out by career counselors wearing medical garb.
Alumni who helped with the February Resume ER included: Elaine Smith, BBA’81; Barry Wilken, BBA ’92; Jose Lopez, BS ’02 UH; Michael Spartalis, BBA, ’72; Guss Ginsburg, MBA ’93; Oscar Gutierrez, BBA ’79, MBA ’94; Maria Koegel, MBA ’06; Karen Hartemink, MBA ’04; Moritza Day, BBA ’80; James Hong, BBA ’05; Michael Taylor, BBA ’83; Matthew Houston, BBA ’02; Craig Rickard, BBA ’00; Vivette Calvo, BBA ’06; Angela Tritter, BBA ’05.
Bauer also recently staged Resume Deli, an event for MBAs that catered to busy students by serving sandwiches in addition to helpful resume advice. The next dates for Resume ER are March 26 and 27. More volunteers with experience reviewing resumes will be needed to help out, Belinne says.
By Julie Bonnin
About the University of Houston
The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.
About the Bauer College of Business
The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.