July 20, 2020

Talent Sharing Program providing opportunities for cooperation, skill building

The Purdue Together: Talent Sharing Program continues to seek Boilermakers to lend time and talent to other areas on campus, including areas with urgent needs that support the Protect Purdue Plan.

One area benefiting from the program is Purdue Online, which is “very much in a growth mode,” according to Gerry McCartney, executive vice president, Purdue Online.

“We now have a dozen talented employees from other campus units working part time in jobs ranging from office assistant and video production to educational technologist and enrollment support specialist, among others,” McCartney said. “If your organization has staffing needs, I encourage you to take advantage of the Talent Sharing Program and, if you have talented employees with capacity, I encourage you to share your wealth of talent for the benefit of both Purdue and those employees.”

While the program is a clear opportunity to help other departments, it’s also allowing participants to build and develop different skill sets.

“It has turned out to be a fantastic opportunity to use my MSED in Learning Design and Technology to help out in areas that have seen a sudden increase in the need for this particular skill set,” said Evelyn Howard, a program coordinator in Student Services who is sharing her time to support the College of Engineering. “I thoroughly enjoy working with my new friends in the College of Engineering and have been able to build onto my course development, project and time management and learning management system navigation skills."

Brenda Coulson, director of talent acquisition in Human Resources, says: “The University’s need for this program continues to grow. It’s our hope that supervisors and employees alike will look through the posted needs and consider how they can help. Together, we can do this.”

All current talent sharing opportunities are posted on the Purdue Together: Talent Sharing site.

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