Job Fair Held for Students and Public
Dec 10, 2013
Graduate April Dillon returned to the Roanoke Valley Campus on Wednesday, November 6th to take part in the job fair that included 18 employers. April graduated with a business management degree in 2006 and has been the human resources recruiter and volunteer coordinator for Richfield Retirement Community in Salem ever since. This was April’s first job fair at ANU and she attended because the company is trying to get their name out to the public and is hiring employees for all departments; both full-time and part-time.
Graduate Jonathan Holland also attended the event. Jonathan is a veteran of the U.S. Army who graduated in 2011 with a degree in information systems engineering (ISE). He completed an externship at Goodwill Industries and is now employed by Carter Machinery in Salem.
Scott Viette represented LegalShield. The 40 year-old company is the fastest growing Fortune 500 legal and identity theft benefit company with clients such as Boeing, Michelin Tires, The City of Salem, and Adams Construction. Scott said that LegalShield is a long-time supporter of ANU and has attended all of the job fairs held at the campus for 20 years. They have a history of hiring our graduates and the relationship has been very successful. Scott said that his company hires graduates with various educational backgrounds.
Eva Lipscomb, a human resources recruiter with Carilion, spoke with job seekers about available positions such as medical assistants and paramedics. Chantal Murorunkwere is a current student at the Roanoke Valley Campus who is from Congo. She is currently enrolled in the medical assisting associate’s program and spoke with Ms. Lipscomb. Specifically, Chantal is interested in externship placement as she will be graduating next year.
Anesa Vugdalic is the personnel supervisor with Care Advantage of Salem. The company is located literally right down the street from the campus. They maintain close contact with Kristal Bushong, the career center director, and have hired ANU students over the years. They are seeking students and graduates who are able to be personal care assistants who go into clients’ homes and take care of light housekeeping, preparing meals, bathing, reminding them to take their medications; anything that they need help with.
Kristal said, “We are continually thankful to all of our employers in the Roanoke Valley that support ANU graduates and their respective career goals. Our institution would not have been so successful for the last 127 years if it wasn’t for the support provided by our great community and their work to bridge the gap from education to employment as a team effort.”
A-Graduate April Dillon returned to the Roanoke Valley Campus as a recruiter.
B-Scott Viette (pictured), is the Executive Director-National Benefits with LegalShield.