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12-17-2013


UC hosts annual career fair

 


Williamsburg, Ky.— The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Career and Graduate School Fair was hosted on Wednesday, December 11th, from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Intramural Gym. Graduates and current students were welcomed and urged to attend. The event featured a variety of companies, organizations, and graduate schools willing to recruit UC students.

The Career Fair is organized each year by Debbie Harp, director of Career Services at UC. Harp encourages students of all majors to participate, especially juniors and seniors.

“This is an excellent opportunity for students to explore and get a feel for what it is like in the job field,” said Harp. “We have students here that are dressed in business attire with resumes in tow. They are taking advantage of the many career opportunities.”

There were many opportunities for students to inquire about such as part time jobs, summer employment, paid internships, and careers after graduation. There were many different lines of work that would interest anyone in attendance.

The career fair had booths, which offered part time jobs as well as internships or careers at the Whitley County Health Department, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Serco, TransAmerica Financial Services, TEKSwork, Pilot Flying J, 21st Mortgage Company, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dairy Queen, Wycliffe, Sheltowee Trace Outfitters, GNC, the Salvation Army, Enterprise, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Community Corrections.

There were also booths from the graduate schools of Asbury University, Midway College, University of Kentucky Health Colleges, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Lindsey Wilson College, Campbellsville University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Richmont Graduate University.

“Career fairs allow students to ask questions to better help them in the future and create connections to some great job opportunities,” said Donna Stanfill, the Director of Graduate Admissions at UC. “Students will be able to decide what to do with their future and their life.”

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit www.ucumberlands.edu.

Article Provided by Rhyana Barker and Lydia Huggins, UC Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistants.