Nichole Hannahs

Seniors Learn about Career Fields

by Nichole Hannahs on March 26, 2013 at 6:27 am

Students at Mid-East get a taste of what’s going to be expected of them when they enter their careers.

The fifth annual Senior Employability Expo took place, Tuesday at both the Buffalo and Zanesville campuses. 90 employers came in from various career fields to talk to the seniors about how to act on job interviews, how to create a resume and tips for success.

"They are embarking on their journey in the world of work or continuing their education and it’s just really important for them to see what they need to be focusing on for their future as far as post secondary education or just keeping up those skills, so that they can be really good employees," said Coordinator of Business Partnerships and Placement Shannon Kenily.

Powerline student Taylor Durant used the day to meet perspective employers.

"You get your name out there," said Durant. "You get to meet the employers face to face instead of just having paper interviews or just computer interviews."

Kenily said the day also serves as an opportunity for employers to learn about Mid-East.