Professional Development Resource Fair hosted by CollegeAmerica, Fort Collins
Submitted by: CollegeAmerica
Fort Collins, CO (OPENPRESS) November 19, 2010 -- CollegeAmerica hosted a professional development resource fair at its Fort Collins campus on October 20, 2010. The event was targeted to job seekers from both within and outside the college. The focus of the fair to assist job-seekers in areas such as searching new career options, forming strategies for job searches, dressing appropriately for interviews, and writing effective resumes, among other things. It was held between 12 pm and 6 pm, and was kept open to the general public with no fees charged for participation.
The fair attracted a worthy participation from students of the college and outside visitors in search of work. The professional development resource fair was also attended by employees and agencies ranging from food giant Taco Bell Corporate to patient care homes such as Visiting Angels, Aspen House and Foothills Gateway. Others partakers included Compass Bank, United Way 211, Griggs Achievement Training & Retreat, Northwestern Mutual, and others. Breakout sessions on Emergency Medicine Career, Resume Writing, Networking, How to Dress for an Interview, and Cover Letters were also available sessions.
The Professional Development Resource Fair resulted into a positive experience for employers, many of whom were hiring and even interviewed a few students, and job-seekers, who got an opportunity to submit applications and resumes for employment with some of the biggest companies in the area. Even CollegeAmerica benefited from the fair as it was able to develop a new business internship site with Northwestern Mutual.
The event was mentioned in local newspapers such as Fort Collins Coloradoan and The Reporter Herald. The fair also received praises from Griggs Achievement Training, who complimented CollegeAmerica for organizing the event in such a manner. Griggs was so impressed that a few days later it planned its own fair on the campus.
By organizing this professional development fair, CollegeAmerica has once again shown its deep commitment towards helping its students access exciting job opportunities.
The college runs an Employment Assistance Program from which graduates can benefit. For details on its Employment Assistance Program, call 1-800-622-2894 or visit http://www.collegeamerica.edu to request more information.
Established in 1964 and today having six campuses, CollegeAmerica prides itself on producing highly trained and skilled graduates for a wide range of jobs. Offering degree programs in Business, Information Technology, Graphic Arts and Healthcare, the college continues to provide quality education to generations of students.