Students learn about current job openings and the hiring process.
Johnston Community College hosted a Career Fair for health sciences students on Tuesday.
Coordinated by Career Services and the Health Sciences Department, the event was held in the Public Safety Services Building on the main campus.
Twenty-one local health care employers and two colleges participated in the fair. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., students in health sciences programs visited with the representatives, learned about current employment opportunities, and asked questions about the hiring process.
Letitia Rawlinson, director of career services at JCC, said she was pleased with the turnout at the event.
“Our health care career fair is a good way to connect our students with job opportunities in a variety of health care careers – nursing, phlebotomy, medical assisting, massage therapy, medical office administration — and also help fill the needs of our local employers,” she said.
Caeley Mathews, a pre-nursing student, talked to several employers about certified nursing assistant job openings. Matthew said she hopes to land a job as a CNA next semester so she can get hands-on experience in the field while she pursues her associate’s degree in nursing.
“I came today because I’m looking for a CNA job,” she said. “I learned that there are a lot more positions in health care close to home than I thought, and I found this very helpful.”
Located in Room 1034 of the Wilson Building, Career Services at JCC offers many services, such as resume development, interview prep, internship and part-time job placement information, Career Coach online tool, and employability workshops and seminars to help students explore careers and prepare them for their career search.