OCC’s Career Services is hosting two virtual Career Fairs to help connect local employers with potential job candidates in the Health Professions and the Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (EMIT) areas as well as early workshops to help prepare attendees for greater success.
According to Donna DuHame-Schmidt, Director of Career Services and Cooperative Education at OCC, there are a lot of local employers with job openings at the event and the opportunity to talk with these representatives regarding a potential job is something candidates need to prepare for to give themselves a better chance of being hired.
Preparation Workshops Help Job Seekers Improve Chances at Landing a Position
OCC’s Career Services department is offering Career Fair Preparation Workshops designed to assist job seekers in knowing what they need to do prior to, during, and after the career fair. These workshops will be be held virtually on:
>Monday, March 8, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
>Monday, March 15, 11 a.m. to noon
>Monday, March 15, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The workshops will prepare job candidates addressing: what do I need to do before the career fair; what is an elevator speech; how will I connect and communicate with employers; and what to expect after the career fair.
“By attending our preparation workshops prior to talking with employers at our Career Fairs, our candidates will be able to put their best foot forward during an interview,” she said.
To register for the Preparation Workshops, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-fair-preparation-workshop-tickets-138458937409.
Career Fair, Thursday, March 18
OCC's Spring Career will focus on two areas of employment; registration is required. Sessions include:
- Health Professions Job Fair, 9 a.m. to noon.
Featuring: Ascension Health, Beaumont, IHA, McLaren, PACE of Southeast Michigan, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, State of Michigan and others.
To register visit https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/Michigan/e/qYEVP
- Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Job Fair, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Featuring: Aluminum Blanking, BMT Aerospace, CBRE, Fischer US, HTC Global/Caretech, MFC Netform, Penske Vehicle Services, ThermaNetics, Williams International, ZF Marysville and others.
To register, visit https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/Michigan/e/8PvmM.
For more information about OCC’s Career Services and Cooperative Education programs, visit https://www.oaklandcc.edu/career.
Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and No. 1 transfer institution in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.
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