Press Releases

Franklin University and HRACO Partner

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University is proud to announce its partnership with the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) to provide Franklin University students and alumni with a new resume review program. 

A first of its kind for HRACO, the partnership provides students and alumni at Franklin with resume reviews conducted through the University’s Center for Career Development (CCD).  Unlike other review programs, the Franklin CCD Resume Review Program utilizes experienced HRACO - HR professionals as members of the expert review team, professionals who are in the business of reviewing resumes as a part of their own careers.

Through this partnership, students and alumni submit their resumes online to the CCD.  The resume will then be forwarded to a member of the resume team for review.  Students and alumni receive relevant and practical feedback through coaching and tools to apply moving forward. 

This new partnership follows the University’s teaching model which employs professors who work in the fields they teach, providing a unique theory to practice approach to learning.  By providing a resume review service that utilizes reviewers who work with and review resumes in their own workplaces, students and alumni receive a level of input and practice unique to Franklin’s CCD.

In addition to partnering with HRACO, the Franklin CCD works closely with Samantha Nolan, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Syndicated “Dear Sam” job search and resume advice columnist.  “Partnerships such as these provide value added benefits to help distinguish our students and alumni in the job market,” said Holly McFarland, Director, Franklin CCD.  “Utilizing practitioners whose reviews are rooted in theory and designed for practice will position Franklin’s students and alumni to make an immediate impact in their career searches.”

The Human Resources Association of Central Ohio promotes HR best practices through monthly education meetings, professional development workshops and certification, member information exchange and recognition of outstanding contributions in the practice of HR.  The association informs members of HR current trends, legal and legislative issues and act as the voice of the HR professional community.  In addition, HRACO encourages responsible leadership through community outreach activities, partner with organizations and educational institutions to prepare youth for entering the workforce, and sponsor emerging HR leaders and student chapters.

About the Center for Career Development
Franklin’s Center for Career Development offers a wide array of services to meet the diverse needs of our students and alumni in today’s changing workforce. Our goal is to help develop lifelong career management skills and integrate academic and career interests, as well as to connect students and alumni with employers and businesses interested in discovering great talent.  The Center focuses on providing career coaching, career planning, resume review, tips and tools.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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