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Campus Career Connections Job Fair rescheduled for April 12

Monday, March 19th, 2018

By Amanda Carney
Staff Writer

Hutchinson Community College’s Career Connections Job Fair that was originally supposed to take place Feb. 22 has been rescheduled for April 12.

April 12 is a Thursday. The fair will go from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The choice to postpone the fair and not school on Feb. 22, due to icy roads, was a difficult challenge. However, Christopher Lau, the fair’s director, made the call to not have anyone make the drive for the fair, especially as some people were to come in from Wichita.

“The fair wasn’t incredibly hard to reschedule,” Lau said. “It was more making sure the Sports Arena was available for the fair. Surrounding areas also had career events going, so we had to make sure we didn’t overlap with our career fair.”

The career fair is not only a chance for students to search for potential jobs, but it is also a great place for students to win prizes.

“The career fair is a great place for students to find a job, but also for students to practice handing out their resumes and practice job interviews,” Lau said.

The career fair has great opportunities for anyone who is finishing up with a technical degree from HutchCC, or anyone looking for a job. The career fair also gives students a chance to dress up, connect with potential employers and other students, and just give students practice for future job interviews.

Students have opportunities at Career Fair

Monday, February 19th, 2018

By Brenna Eller
Opinion Page Editor

Get your resumes polished and your work attire out, because on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the third annual Career Connections Job Fair at the Sports Arena will be available to all Hutchison Community College students, faculty, alumni, Hutchinson High students and anyone of the community who needs to find a job.

Michelle Wortham, Administration Assistant to Vice President of Student Services and Christopher Lau, Coordinator of Advising, Career Dev. and Counseling are the main people behind this event. Michelle Wortham is excited about this year’s Job Fair.

“There will be 94 potential employers and nursing transfer schools all under one roof,” Worthman said. “These employers want to meet our students and to talk with them about what education and skills they can improve on now to help them achieve their ‘dream job’ later.”

According to Worthman, the event has grown every year.

The first year, there were about 50 employers, and about 200 people attending to find a job. Last year, there were 85 employers and over 400 job seekers listed. This year, 94 employers registered, making this the biggest Connections Fair sponsored by HutchCC yet.

When asked about the intentions of this event, Wortham said, “We encourage students that may already have a job or don’t plan on beginning down their career path right now to attend the Career Fair.”

Not only is this a great opportunity for current HutchCC students to find jobs and gain more information about their career, but there is also a chance of winning prizes as big as an Apple Watch Series 1 or Beats- X wires earbuds. There will be a survey to fill out at the end if you attend the event.

Prizes available at Career Fair:

·   Apple Watch Series 1

·   Airpods

·   Samsung Gear Sport Watch

·   Anker Power Cores (x2)

·   JBL Flip 4 Waterproof BluTooth Speaker and case

·   Beats – X wires earbuds

·   iPad Air

·   $50 Visa Gift Card

Career Fair links employers, students

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

By Casey Jones

Loribeth Reynolds/Collegian  - Coletta Betzen, Collwich, and Afton Ellington, Hutchinson, talk to a representative from Wesley Towers retirement center regarding career paths that the center offers.

Loribeth Reynolds/Collegian - Coletta Betzen, Collwich, and Afton Ellington, Hutchinson, talk to a representative from Wesley Towers retirement center regarding career paths that the center offers.

On Feb. 24, HCC hosted its first Career Connections Job Fair at the sports arena, with a large turnout from the student body and surrounding employers.

Of the employers, a total of 53 signed up to have a booth there, with only one dropping because of a previous commitment.

These employers ranged from a wide variety of fields, from industrial, manufacturing, and engineering to education, child care, and social services.

Many of the students had to come because of certain classes, but still seemed to believe it was a great opportunity.

“I’m in a career decision class and had to come,” Mollie Panek, Cunningham, said.
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