Bristol Campus Showcases Opportunities Available after Graduation
Mar 31, 2015
The Bristol Campus held a career fair and health expo on Monday, March 23 with twenty-four businesses and organizations participating. “It was a beautiful day, and lots of people attended and took advantage of the opportunity to network with local businesses,” said career center director Rodney Freeman. “Several of the companies were even conducting immediate interviews at the event.” Representatives from a variety of industries were on hand to speak with students, graduates, and community members seeking clerical, management, financial, and health care positions, among others.
National College student Megan Powers, a single mom of three children ranging from age ten months to four years old, attended the event in search of career opportunities in the health care field. She enrolled in the medical assisting program at the Bristol Campus when she realized that she would need to continue her education to be able to better support her family. “You can’t do that with a minimum wage job,” said Megan. “You need an education.” After graduation, her first choice would be to work in an OB/GYN office, having become interested in that specialization after going through three pregnancies herself.
One of the organizations Megan spoke with at the career fair was Holston Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty providers within southeast Tennessee. Assistant nurse manager Sherrie Quillen was there hiring for medical assisting, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and front office positions in the organization. “We hire a lot of medical assistants from National College,” said Ms. Quillen. “Quite a few of them are team leads, which means that they are the office liaison between the nurses in their facility, myself, and the nurses in our offices. They do a wonderful job!”
A- Graduate Tabetha Miller is pictured with Cheryl Snapp of Express Personnel at the Bristol Campus’s career fair and health expo.
B- Sherrie Quillen, assistant nurse manager with Holston Medical Group, speaks with medical assisting student Megan Powers.