More than 200 students from the Medical Education Campus (MEC) networked and discussed potential job opportunities with representatives from 24 major local health care employers during the MEC Career Fair 2016 on March 3.
MEC Senior Academic Advisor Bridget Page said the Career Fair is an annual event that serves as the centerpiece for students pursuing a degree in the allied health and nursing fields.
“Hosting an event like this is very helpful for our students,” Page said. “It gives them a chance to network and apply for jobs in a different arena. The MEC offers specialized academic programs in health sciences and each student who attended the fair received the necessary skills to further develop and set goals related to their unique academic and professional needs.”
Page along with NOVA Student Success Coach Erika Coddington said students prepared for the fair by attending several workshops hosted by MEC Career Services.
“The MEC educates highly qualified students who are fully prepared to enter the workforce upon graduating from NOVA,” Coddington said. “The College’s Career Services department hosts resume and career prep sessions, virtual workshops and mock interviews to help students become more comfortable in settings such as this. Throughout the entire month of February, we prepare students for the fair and, each year, we receive a positive response from impressed recruiters.”
“We’ve had excellent feedback from companies who attended this year,” Page added. “Employers have a great pool of students to recruit from, and each year we have noticed growth in health care companies interested in attending the fair.”
Page said MEC Career Services is currently in the process of planning next year’s Career Fair. Interested health care employers should contact, Page, career fair coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
MEC extends gratitude to the following employers for attending the 2016 MEC Career Fair:
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department; Fairfax Rehab and Nursing Center; Fauquier County Fire Department; Greenspring Village; Genesis Rehab Services; Independence Therapy Services, LLC; HCA-Capital Division; INOVA Health System; Let Mommy Sleep; LifeCare Medical Transports; Life Matters; NovaCare Rehabilitation; Arlington Fire Department; Continuum Pediatric Nursing Service; The Medical Team; Lifeworks Rehab at Medical Facilities of America; NMS Healthcare; Occoquan-Woodbridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department; Patient First; Loudoun County Fire & Rescue Department; Rehab Management, Inc.; Sentara; Team Placement Services, Inc.; and Virginia Hospital Center.