FLORENCE---Dollie Newhouse has been appointed director of career development at Francis Marion University.
Newhouse will manage the university’s programs that help prepare students for the job search process.
She also will be responsible for reaching out to business and industry across South Carolina to promote FMU students and alumni who are looking for work.
“As the university continues to grow and we produce more graduates, it is critical that we meet the demands of business and industry as they seek qualified applicants,” said Joseph Heyward, vice president for student affairs.
“Ms. Newhouse will help us sell FMU graduates to prospective employers,” he said. “We also want more of those employers to come to the campus to hire our students.”
The Career Development Office provides career guidance programs for students, teaching them how to research employers and develop the skills and tools needed for a successful job search, including creating the resume and preparing for the interview. The office also works with recruiters from business and industry, public schools and other government agencies who hire students for work.
While the office primarily serves currently enrolled students, its services are also available to FMU alumni.
Other members of the Career Development staff are Lisa Woodham, career counselor, and Janice Smith, administrative assistant.
A native of Keyser, W.Va., Newhouse earned a bachelor’s degree in English from West Virginia University in 1997 and a master’s in English in 2002 from the University of South Carolina.
She has taught at USC, Coker College, Central Carolina Technical College and Francis Marion University. Her specialty is 20th century American literature.
Her experience in the business world includes management of a full-service restaurant, serving as an instructor with Sylvan Learning Center and management of an engineering field office for a liquid purification plant in Illinois.
For more information, contact Newhouse at 843-661-1676.
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