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Students Participate in Job Fair and Blood Drive

Feb 11, 2014

Bartlett Campus students were visited by companies at its latest job fair on Tuesday, January 28th.  Despite the cold temperatures outside, 22 students participated in the event.

Some of the companies represented at the job fair were Wells Fargo Bank, PharMEDium, Aerotek, Sam’s Club, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs.  Wayne McMichael, of the Department of Labor & Workforce Development, and Bobby Shields of the Department of Veterans Affairs, shared job information relating to veterans. 

Jackie Wilson is a medical assisting student and veteran with the Army National Guard.  “The job fair helped me because it was a mixture of employers present, so I didn’t feel like it was for just one program that the school offers,” said Jackie.  “Everyone should go to the job fair even if you already have a current employer because you never know if there’s a better job waiting for you.”

“We always appreciate the employers taking time out of their busy schedules to spend time at the Bartlett Campus to talk with our students,” said Sammie Q. Hawkins, career center director.  Sammie was very pleased that one of the recent pharmacy tech grads was interviewed and hired by PharMEDium, the national leader in customized pharmacy sterile compounding for intravenous and epidural therapies.

In conjunction with the job fair, the local LifeBlood bloodmobile was present.   Ten students and staff donated blood.

A-Student DeSean Walton receives information from Aerotek Recruiters.

B-Student LaShaunta Wright speaks with Kevin Cruse, recruiter for PharMEDium.

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