The 2018 Spring Career Fair Week, which ended in early March, kicked off with a bang!
Members of Bennett College’s Corporate Advisory Board, including Holly May from WXLV ABC 45 and Renee Freeland from LabCorp, conducted workshops on resume writing and professional attire, each of which was of great value to Bennett students.
Career Week on March 1st, but not before two students were told they’re being highly considered for employment with Cone Health, three with GKN Driveline and BB&T, and one student for employment with the Greensboro Police Department as well as one with Wells Fargo.
In all, fifteen recruiters attended the Career Fair, including representatives from City Kids Wilderness Project, Guilford County Schools, Herbalife Innovation & Manufacturing, N.C. State University’s Department of Public Administration, the U.S. Peace Corps, and Wilson County Schools.
The Bennett College Office of Career Services (OCS) is charged with assisting students with resources to leverage their scholastic skills and enable them to make a successful transition to life after college. Most of the students that attended the Career Fair came equipped with resumes in hand and prepared to ask questions of potential employers – just as they’ve been taught in OCS. Also in the Office of Career Services, we’ve help students identify their values, interests, and skills so they will fully understand how their skills relate to deciding what they want to do in their professional lives.
“I firmly believe the 2018 Spring Career Week helped students restructure their communication, which generated clarity, competence, confidence, energy, drive, enthusiasm and initiative to position themselves for possible employment,” Johnson said. “In fact, that was certainly the case with Cone Health, GKN Driveline, BB&T, the Greensboro Police Department and Wells Fargo.
“Although I wish more students had taken advantage of everything OCS offered them during Spring Career Week,” I’m grateful for those who took advantage of what we provided,” Johnson continued. “In fact, those Bennett Belles who actively participated in Spring Career Week gained tools and resources to separate themselves from the competition. And with millions of college students graduating annually in the U.S., including those from community colleges, that’s what we strive to help our Bennett Belles do.”