Administrative Professionals’ Day, formerly known as Secretaries’ Day, is observed annually in the United States on Wednesday of the last full week of April. Long before this holiday was first established in 1952, Mildred Elley has been on the cutting edge of training students for administrative careers in the Albany, New York area. Since Mrs. Elley began to train students in shorthand and typing skills in her Quail Street home in 1917, thousands of students have graduated from the school with the skill sets necessary to provide administrative support in a great variety of settings.
Today, students at Mildred Elley continue to receive training in administrative skills, completing coursework that will enable them to assist in the modern office. Administrative professionals are vital to the efficient and profitable operation of an organization, handling correspondence, maintaining records, and processing revenue. These professionals are an indispensable part of their organizations’ day-to-day operation and often enjoy great growth opportunities as they learn the ins and outs of their particular industries.
Recently, Mildred Elley alumni have secured positions in corporate offices, non-profit organizations, medical offices, and high-profile law firms in Albany and the greater Capital Region. Some of these organizations include:
- The Urological Institute of Northeastern New York
- The New York State Senate
- Troy Vision Center
- Albany Stratton VA Medical Center
- Albany Medical CenterAnelli Xavier Defense Attorneys
- Realty USA
- RE/MAX Capital
- B2B Market Direct
- Superior Group
- New York Council of Nonprofits
- ITT Technical Institute
- Stockton, Barker & Mead
- Phelan, Phelan & Danek
By Tyler Kirk, Director of Career Services at the Albany campus.