For most college seniors, the quest for employment can seem daunting. Some can even begin to dread the process of searching, filling out paperwork, and sending résumés.
PCC strives to eliminate these uncertainties through the annual Career Fair and Educator Recruitment. During these events, students have access to employers and recruiters from various fields.
The 2017 annual Career Fair included over 35 companies from over 10 different states, allowing students of all majors to network with representatives from various fields from business, engineering, nursing, IT, and even military.
Students visited the displays in MacKenzie Great Hall, getting acquainted with representatives from Navy Federal Credit Union, Verizon, BBVA Compass, and the Houston Police Department, among others. To discuss positions and internships, interviews were conducted at the event or with follow-up meetings.
Dee Devincinzo, a representative from Enterprise, said that the PCC students “came ready with an overall preparedness in professionalism, passion, and values.”
Senior history major Davoune Barber said, “The fair really opens us up to a firsthand experience in getting information about what the next step looks like or what it could be.”
Along with Career Fair, PCC hosted the annual Educator Recruitment with recruiters from 95 schools, from over 25 states and 4 countries, representing well-known schools such as Franklin Road Christian School (Murfreesboro, TN), Front Range Baptist Academy (Fort Collins, CO), and Milford Christian Academy (Milford, OH).
These schools were hiring various positions from early childhood to high school teachers, administrators, administrative assistants, athletic directors and coaches, among others.
“It’s very reassuring for us education students to have such a variety of options for our future,” said Shante Charles, a senior secondary education major.
Stephania Rasmussen, a recruiter from Faith Baptist School (CA), said, “PCC gives teachers that are well trained in methodology and knowledgeable in their subject matters, coupled with a mind of ministry.”
“It’s a great event to learn more about a person rather than scrolling through paperwork and online résumés,” said Plum Creek Christian Academy (IN) recruiter Lee Atkinson.
With three days of opportunities for employment and ministry, no longer should students fear the future. Daniel Iwanowycz, PCC’s host for both events, said, “These events are available for any student [as an] opportunity to develop their networking skills and also establish relationships for when they are ready to seek employment.”