Aiding the community

Allied nursing fair brings healthcare opportunities to campus

By Camyle Cryderman, Editor-in-chief

Health Care related jobs account for the fastest growing professions in the United States. With so many variations of health care occupations from nursing to personal aide, there will never be a shortage of need. Schoolcraft has been nurturing this need with related classes and degrees since its founding, but now students have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the field with the upcoming Allied Health and Nursing Job Fair.

Taking place on Feb. 11 in the VisTaTech Center DiPonio Room from 1 to 3 p.m., this event has been a staple on campus for more than 25 years. Hoping to have another successful year, Schoolcraft College Career Services is hosting this event in conjunction with over 35 local health care businesses and universities. Some of these representatives include Infinity Primary Care, University of Michigan Health System and Healthlink/ Concord EMS, all of which will be available to answer questions and provide further information.

“This fair is a good way to learn what programs and opportunites are out there, it will be very informational,” said EMT student Austin Scurlock.

job fairAside from just providing information, the exhibitors will be accepting resumes from interested and qualified individuals in various health care positions. These positions include registered nurses, massage therapists, paramedics, medical receptionists and countless more.

For any student, alumni or member of the public hoping to attend, this event is free and inclusive to all. With such a unique opportunity that provides an inside look at local healthcare professions, attendees can get their foot in the professional door and have a step up on the competition.

“It can be very difficult for job seekers to actually talk with someone face-to-face,” said JoAnne Stadnicar, Student Employee Specialist in the Career Transfer Center. “The Allied Health and Nursing Job Fair gives job seekers this opportunity to not only learn about the available jobs and careers, but to also make an impression and gain a competitive edge over job applicants who are not able to talk to a real person.”

Prior to the Allied Health and Nursing fair itself, Schoolcraft’s Career Service office is hosting a job fair etiquette workshop on Feb. 10. For individuals seriously interesting in finding a career at this year’s fair, this workshop will provide even more knowledge and suggestions on how to properly interact with vendors.

Schoolcraft aims to provide students with the best opportunities available to aide them in their professional future. From simply gaining information to applying for a career, the Allied Health and Nursing job fair is one of these opportunities that can drastically change someone’s future for the better. Do not be afraid to take advantage of this event, it could lead to great things. For more information call Career Services at 734-462-7427.