NSU Career Center adds companies to program that connects students with workforce needs

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Counseling and Career Services has two new members of the Purple Pride Partner Program, an initiative intended to help companies connect with students to help meet workforce needs and student employment goals.

The program’s newest partners are Enterprise Holdings, LLD, and Heart of Hospice.  Enterprise Holdings donated $5,000 at the Wise Partner level.  The Career Center worked with Enterprise Talent Acquisitions Manager Jeffrey Green and Dustin Laroux, Generalist Manager Dustin Laroux, a graduate of NSU. 

Heart of Hospice is an Advance Partner through a donation of $500. Amanda Anderson, manager of Volunteer Services at the Alexandria site, and Ginger Clampit, volunteer coordinator at the Monroe location, worked with NSU’s Career Center and NSU’s Social Work Department to start the partnership. 

“By partnering with us we will help initiate and form bonds between our students and employers to meet both their needs,” said Randi Washington, assistant director of the Counseling and Career Services Office.  “It is our mission to prepare our amazing graduates for the world of work. To do so we realize that our partnership with businesses will allow us to learn about company needs and goals and assist them in hiring our students and alumni.”

Partnership Levels are Wise Partner ($3,000+ donation); Aspire Partner ($1,000+ donation) and Advance Partner ($500+ donation).  Each level comes corresponding values of recognition at events, in publications and via social media; promotional and recruitment opportunities and other benefits.

“We at the NSU Career Center are excited about our partners,” Washington said. “We look forward to implementing new ideas, services and incentives for our students and employers.”

For more information about the program visit https://careercenter.nsula.edu/employers/partners/ or contact Washington at washingtonr@nsula.edu or (318) 357.4050.