Thursday, Apr 4, 2013
Deb Hyatt, Herzing Faculty
Deb Hyatt has always loved helping people. A former social worker, Deb now teaches professional development classes for Herzing University. While the industry she works in might be different, Deb’s focus is still the same: helping others.
“I look forward to coming to work every day. I get to teach students from all walks of life,” says Deb. “From working adults who want to make a career shift to moms who want a better life, I have the privilege of teaching them the skills they need to succeed.”
The professional development classes Deb teaches at Herzing help prepare her students for career success. The classes focus on interview skills, preparing a career plan, and creating attention-grabbing resumes.
“I see students who are nearing graduation and getting ready to launch their careers,” says Deb “It’s not just about earning a degree. I want my students to have the best resume and interview skills they need to get the job they want.”
One of the things Deb values the most about teaching at Herzing is the University’s focus on creating a caring, supportive learning environment.
“At Herzing, it’s all about reaching out and helping students. We want our students to graduate feeling confident that they can get a good job or move up in their career,” says Deb. “As a teacher, I make it a priority to give timely feedback and to remind my students that I’m always available.”
It’s this same support that helped Deb reach her own career goals. Like anyone starting a new job, Deb wanted to do her best, but was a little apprehensive. With support from the administration and her colleagues, Deb gained the skills and confidence to take on this new challenge.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to teach at Herzing. Teaching not only helps me grow and develop professionally, but it also gives me the chance to help my students do the same,” says Deb. “It feels good knowing that my students learn valuable skills that will help them better their lives.”