Last updated on January 28, 2018
(Pictured: Students and employers gather in the gymnasium for the event. Photo by: Sam Walker.)
By: Sam Walker, Staff Writer
Volunteer State Community College had a Career Fair on April 20, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Pickel Field House Gymnasium. Local Business and recruitment tables were located throughout the gym to recruit students.
Each table varied with opportunities from profit, nonprofit, volunteer service, healthcare, private business and government jobs.
Many military and law enforcement branches were in attendance such as the Navy, National Guard Army, Army, and the Sumner County Sherriff’s department with tables with recruitment information.
With every table there were representatives to provide information to students about their respective companies. Free items like pens, cups, bumper stickers, and flyers accompanied them.
Cornhole was set up inthe back of the gymnasium by 88.5 WVCP, Volunteer States premier radio station.
Student Kris Hill was the gladiator chosen to run the cornhole competition and if and only if you defeated him could you receive a WVCP bumper sticker.
Hill commented, “I love the idea of it. There are a lot of local business that come in and it’s great if your looking for a job.”
There were also many organizations and companies that offered full-time positions. Student Sa’ed Husary said “WPGD-TV is pretty cool. It’s an open job that is good if you have a flexible schedule.”
A slideshow was presented to show the different companies and organizations present. Stationed next to the door of the gymnasium sat a student by the name of Tyler Fuller. who provided the entertainment for the event via grand piano.
Fuller said, “It’s been fun, very busy the whole time, it was pretty successful.”
So if your looking to get your name out there and see what life has to offer go to the next Vol State Career Fair.