Joline first came to WWC in 2012 while a student in the Mental Health and Human Services (MHHS) program at UMA, based at the University College Bath Brunswick (UCBB). As a new non-traditional student with an unconventional work history, Joline needed assistance with a resume that would highlight her transferable skills so she could get part-time work in her major while studying. Discussions with WWC staff helped her craft both a resume and a job search strategy which would strengthen her qualification for employment in her field of study. She looked for volunteer and work study opportunities that aligned with her chosen career path. Eventually this led to her being qualified to take on the role of Asset Organizer with the Midcoast CA$H Coalition. In this role she assisted tax filers with information and referral to sources of financial education and other resources. The position demanded all the skills from her previous work experience as well as skills gained from her time at UCBB–work study, student association activities and academic coursework.
As her graduation neared, Joline once again worked with WWC staff to revise her resume–this
time to support her application to the Maine NEW Leadership program. This resume highlighted the set of career-aligned activities she had engaged in while in school. She was accepted in the Maine NEW Leadership program class of 2015 and graduated in May, 2015 from UMA with her B.S. in MHHS.
Joline is eager to begin her career and has the academic and practical experience to make significant contributions to her community. And WWC is there to help.