More than 60 students attended the Fall Career Expo at the Danville, Virginia campus on Wednesday, November 6th. Fourteen businesses set up booths for current students, alumni, and community job seekers, a good indication of an economic rebound. Career center director Rhonda Pass shared with students, “Job fairs are not get-acquainted sessions. They are two-to-three minute exchanges between employers and potential employees. Your appearance and communication skills are being evaluated, so always be at your very best.”
The career expo provided students the chance to seek out positions, externship opportunities, and networking opportunities. When Julie Pennell, a recent graduate from the business administration-management program was asked what she thought about this year’s career expo, she said, “I think it is great! [There are a] variety of businesses that are here [which] opens up more opportunities for students.”
Businesses that participated in this year’s career expo were: Primerica, Inc.; Danville Regional Medical Center; Grifols Biomat; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Adecco; Salem VA Medical Center; Telvista; United Way; Danville Public Schools; Team Nurse; Danville Police Department; Virginia Employment Commission; and WAKG/WBTM Piedmont Broadcasting. Hats off to each of these employers for making our career expo a great success! Betty Parrish, an expo participant from WAKG, said, “We thank you, Rhonda! It was a pleasure meeting with the public, the students and getting to meet some of the staff members as well. ANU is a God-send to the City of Danville and surrounding counties.”
Student Raymond Gunn talks with Ella Robbins from US Department of Veteran Affairs in Salem, Virginia.
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