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The Washburn Review

Established 1885

The Washburn Review

Established 1885

The Washburn Review

Career and Graduate School Fair provides opportunities for all

Finding a job is Washburn University’s ultimate goal for every student. Aside from graduating, all of the departments at the university want to help everyone get their foot in the door.

The best way that the school has found to connect students with companies is with the Career and Graduate School Fair. There were over 125 recruiting companies and lots of interaction to be held. If a student was unable to attend they can find out more about the employers that were present by clicking this link.

Carter Hiebert, a sophomore psychology major, was present at the career fair and found that it was a very lively function with many benefits.

“It’s really helpful because it gives a better idea of job opportunities that are available for the education you’re receiving […] I learned a lot of good information, helpful information[…] it is a helpful event that Washburn offers,” Hiebert said.

Helping students is what Washburn is all about. However, the students are not the only ones receiving help at the event. The employers that are present at the event also receive help from the students who attend and pursue internships and careers with them.

Katie Donner, human resources assistant of Mize CPAs Inc., was one of the employers who came in search of some help from students pursuing business degrees and looking for a full-time job after college.

“Being here is about getting our name out […] we met half of our interns last year at either this event or the meet the firms and half of them have started full-time positions within the firm this year,” Donner said.

Students can help employers by applying for and filling positions within the company. Some employers are just looking to fill their available seats and possibly pursue offering internships in the future to keep the future looking strong for the business.

One organization that has a unique look at doing business is DCCCA, Inc. It is a nonprofit organization that helps people going through difficult times in their lives. To learn more about the history of DCCCA and what the acronym stood for click here.

Sarah Harris, director of human resources at DCCCA, is one of the employers that is always looking for employees to be the backbone of projects the organization completes.

“We need people that will walk alongside other people that are currently going through addiction,” Harris said.

According to Harris, DCCCA is looking for people that have experienced extreme lows in their life such as addiction or other life challenges and adding that to their resume. It is different because normally people don’t put their bad qualities on a resume, but she insists that going through recovery can help you help others.

Giving and receiving help improves the quality of the life that we all live. Washburn offers many opportunities to improve one’s self and help others. Students are encouraged to get out there and get involved in some of the events that the college offers. Most of the time the events are put on solely for the improvement of the student’s success.

Edited by Aja Carter and LeSha’ Davis

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