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Taunya Stewart

University of New Orleans

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University of New Orleans

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Taunya developed a passion for education at an early stage in her career. Working as an enrollment counselor, then moving to an executive level administrative role a large private university, Taunya was able to appreciate the need for developing concise tools for student success. She was then able to take those skills to apply them to practical experiences relating to interview skills, candidate counseling and job placement. Taunya has built her career in the private sector, mainly in the roles of recruiting, employee relations and human resource functions.  In those roles, she often encountered recent graduates that were ill-equipped to handle the job search and interview process. Taunya was able to create and implement employment modules for student workers to add to the workforce in several manufacturing and distribution organizations, serving a variety of industries. As an HR Specialist, she developed and implemented an interview and tour module that resulting in 30% decrease in new hire attrition.

As the Coordinator of for DXC Recruiting and internships, she supports and facilitates undergraduate and graduate students into an ever-evolving pipeline leading to employment opportunities at DXC. She has also been assigned to assist UNO in defining and implementing an internship strategy that will be available for all students, regardless of their college major. Taunya feels that students need early and often communication regarding applied work experiences, such as internships, co-ops, part-time jobs, and/or volunteer opportunities. In preparation for those opportunities, Taunya assists students with resume development, effective interviewing skills, job search strategies, and networking. She conducts job-readiness workshops as well as coordinates job fairs and information sessions with prospective employers. Social media training is one of the major initiatives that will be the focus for the 2019-20 university term. Prior to joining the University, Taunya worked with for small companies up to major corporations while matching viable candidates on a local and national scope. She served in various roles that included the following: Recruiter, Enrollment Counselor, Associate Enrollment Counselor, Senior Recruiter, Recruiting Manager, Human Resource Specialist.

Taunya graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She completed her Master of Business Administration in Project Management from Columbia Southern University.

Her  number one goal is to equip students with the tools, skills and confidence to present themselves as the candidate of choice, in any situation.