South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — Vicky Barto, Director of Staff Development for Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, recently visited South Hills School of Business & Technology’s main campus to share advice about how to conduct a successful job search. Students had the opportunity to gain insight into current hiring practices from Barto, a human resources veteran with more than 20 years of experience.
Ms. Barto covered topics ranging from preparing for job interviews to salary negotiations. She urged students to not look for just any job; but, rather find a place to work where they can grow and evolve in their careers. “Research the employer and learn all you can about them,” said Barto. “Find out about their mission, vision, and core values. Make sure that your principles are in alignment with the company’s and that will help to determine if you’re a good cultural fit.”
Adjunct Instructor for South Hills Business Administration—Management & Marketing program, Eleanor Martin, organized the event. “We want to prepare our current students to be ready for interviews for student internships and to know what to expect when they look for jobs after graduation. Vicky is clearly knowledgeable about hiring practices, and we appreciate that she cares about the community enough to invest her time in helping our students succeed.”