FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/20/08
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Public Relations Department Assistant
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
Glenville, WV—The 2008 Glenville State College Career Fair was held on Tuesday, February 19th at the Mollohan Campus Community Center. Although a few of the exhibitors were unable to attend due to some winter weather, the employers that did make it filled the MCCC Ballroom and spilled over into the pre-function area. Over sixty employers representing a wide array of professions including education, recreation, law enforcement, banking, natural resources, health, business, and many more participated in the Career Fair.
The fair provided GSC students a chance to meet with professionals from the
different fields and learn about employment opportunities that are available. “Our Career Fair was a big success. Over 270 students took advantage of the day and met with prospective employers,” said Amy Fiddler, Director of the GSC Academic Support Center and coordinator of the Career Fair.
“Glenville State College is a fertile recruiting ground for Clay County Schools. We employ many GSC grads, and I am one of them. Most GSC students are from central West Virginia and want to stay in the area when they graduate. We have found GSC grads to be well educated, practical, and come to us well prepared to be teachers. This is an excellent way for us to find some highly-qualified employees, said Kenneth Tanner, Assistant Superintendent for Clay County schools.
One of the GSC students Tanner interviewed was senior Randall Brown of Braxton
County. “Right now the job market looks promising. This fair gives us a chance to interview and make contact with potential employers. I have had several good interviews today. Hopefully one of
them will lead to a teaching position,” commented Brown. He is currently student teaching in Braxton County. Brown will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education K-6 and Social Studies 5-9.
The West Virginia State Police attended the Career Fair looking for recruits. Trooper Reginald Patterson, Wheeling District Commander, was engaged most of the day with interested GSC Students. “We love coming to an event like this at GSC where they have a Criminal Justice program. We know that there will be students with an interest in the West Virginia State Police, and that makes it easier for us to recruit,” said Trooper Patterson.
Tyler Schartiger is a GSC sophomore from Calhoun County majoring in Criminal Justice. He took advantage of the fair to speak with several law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Marshals, Municipal Police departments and the West Virginia State Police. The Career Fair has given me a chance to meet law enforcement professionals and learn more about employment with those agencies. I definitely gathered a lot of valuable information,” said Schartiger.
Some GSC professors sent their students to the Career Fair in lieu of having class. Many others simply encouraged their students to take a few minutes to visit the fair. An even bigger GSC Career Fair is planned for next February.