Sunday, April 20, 2014

Career fairs

The Liberty University Career Center is hosting the Health Professions and School of Communication & Creative Arts career fairs over the next two weeks, inviting all Liberty juniors, seniors and alumni in pursuit of jobs or internships. Both fairs will be held from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in the Reber-Thomas Dining Atrium. The Health Professions Career Fair will be held Oct. 22, while the School of Communication & Creative Arts Career Fair will be Oct. 29.

According to the Career Center’s website, the Health Professions Career Fair will include 20 employers. Carilion Clinic, offering full-time and part-time jobs and internships, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, offering full-time and part-time opportunities, and the Medical Center of Central Georgia, which will offer internships, will be at the fair.

According to Courtney Tate, employer relations coordinator, the Medical Center of Central Georgia is the second-largest hospital in Georgia and gives students an opportunity to expand their skills.

“(Employers) who (are) coming to this fair, they all have openings,” Tate said. “I think, before, there weren’t as many options to get internships and jobs, and this time, there are a lot of opportunities for students to move forward with an internship or job. So, that is really exciting.”

The School of Communication & Creative Arts Career Fair will include 18 employers. Among the companies that will be represented are ABC 13-WSET (internships), WDBJ Television (internships), the National Journalism Center (internships) and The Lynchburg News & Advance (internships).

“Our director (Richard Glass) has been very intentional about getting a wide range of employers and also some of the larger companies that might have more opportunities for students,” Ryan Andrews, career counselor at the Career Center, said.

Students are encouraged to visit the Career Center for résumé critiques, instruction on how to introduce themselves to employers or to receive help in taking steps to prepare for future careers.

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