TAMPA — The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently made a donation to The University of Tampa to help the University create a culture of career readiness and career preparedness amongst its students and alumni.
The donation, which is part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community, will help UT create and enhance career readiness workshops and webinars for students focused on the key skill sets employers are seeking out of today’s graduates. These workshops and webinars will include resume preparation, personal branding, interviewing, job search strategies and internship preparation.
This programming will bolster the UT student experience by infusing a variety of specific career-related programs through curriculum enhancement, faculty partnerships, student leadership programming and employer collaborations. With these additional outreach capabilities, Career Services would enhance key partnerships with student groups whose mission is focused on diversity and inclusion, international topics, women in leadership, industry/major specific, life skill development and leadership.
The program will also be integrated into UT’s new Spartan Ready initiative through coursework, class presentations and supplemental support.
Mark Colvenbach, director of UT’s Career Services, said the donation gives UT staff the ability to deliver a tremendous resource to further the mission of Career Services and infuse a career readiness culture for our students as they prepare for life beyond UT.
“We truly appreciate the generous support the TD Charitable Foundation grant will provide for our students,” Colvenbach said, adding that the donation will sustain the program for the long term.
“Education and economic development are important pillars to the TD Charitable Foundation, so we are proud to partner with The University of Tampa in support of its Career Services program,” said Mike Nursery, market president, TD Bank. “UT is a great institution, and we truly believe that this program will provide graduating students with life-long skills and help prepare them for interviews and successful post-graduation job placement.”
Gary Grant, UT’s vice president of development and university relations, said TD Charitable Foundation’s support will have a very important and specific impact by helping students transition from college to careers. “We are extremely grateful,” he said.
About The University of Tampa
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 105 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,037 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 62 percent of full-time students live on campus, and about half of UT students are from Florida.
A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® and the TD Charitable Foundation provide support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental initiatives, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made more than $157 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit www.td.com.