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Berkeley College Helps Alumna Kickstart Human Resources Career
Janet Maghan Gollinge first graduated from Berkeley College’s Executive Secretarial program in 1982. When she wanted to pursue a career in Human Resources, she knew Berkeley College was the right place for her to return. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration Management in 2007.
When Ms. Gollinge came back to Berkeley College to earn her degree, she was also working full-time for Comcast as a HR Generalist. She credits being able to take classes both online and on site in Woodland Park and Woodbridge, NJ, with helping her succeed. “You have to be disciplined when taking online courses, or it will blow up in your face,” she said. “Those classes were very helpful because it taught me self-discipline.”
Ms. Gollinge also credits Berkeley College professors for preparing her for a career in Human Resources. “Many of the teachers work outside of Berkeley and their knowledge of the business world was very valuable to me,” she said. “Their stories from professional experience were interesting and something I could relate to.”
A resident of Jackson, NJ, Ms. Gollinge is currently Human Resources Director at Atlantic Federal Credit Union in Kenilworth, NJ. Shortly after graduating from Berkeley College, she earned a Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute, and a Certified Professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.