A number of local employers, such as the Virginia Employment Commission, Carilion Health System, Bright Services, and SunTrust Bank, attended the career fair that was recently held at the Roanoke Valley Campus.
The event proved to be successful for several of the employers who participated in the event, including Elizabeth Rooney, assistant branch manager of Bright Services, who was looking for qualified applicants for administrative assistant and industrial positions. It was the first time that she attended an American National University career fair. “It has been very good,” said Ms. Rooney. “We have had a lot of people come through. We are having some good applicants come to the branch tomorrow [for interviews].”
Kenny McInnis, a customer service representative for the Virginia Employment Commission and a former member of the campus advisory board, was also on hand to recruit employees. “I have hired at least 50 [externs] over the years from here,” he stated. Ed Blevins is the veterans representative for the VEC and has hired many veterans from the University in the past, as well.
Jill Lusher, a recruiter for Carilion and a 2000 business administration-management graduate of the Roanoke Valley Campus, has also hired many of the campus’s students in the past and was at the career fair to fill medical assistant, medical office assistant, and other positions within the health care system. “American National University students are hardworking, dedicated, and excited,” she said.
Elizabeth Rooney, the assistant branch manager of Bright Services in Roanoke, set up interviews for multiple potential employees as a result of the career fair held at the Roanoke Valley Campus.
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