More than 200 students from Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus networked and discussed potential job opportunities with representatives from 24 local major healthcare employers during the MEC Career Fair held March 3.
NOVA-MEC Senior Academic Advisor Bridget Page said the Career Fair is an annual event that serves as the centerpiece for students pursuing a degree in the Allied Health and Nursing fields.
“Hosting an event like this is very helpful for our students,” Page said. “It gives them a chance to network and apply for jobs in a different arena. The MEC offers specialized academic programs in health sciences and each student who attended the Fair received the necessary skills to further develop and set goals related to their unique academic and professional needs.”
Page along with NOVA Student Success Coach Erika Coddington said students prepared for the Fair by attending several workshops hosted by NOVA-MEC Career Services.
“The MEC educates highly qualified students who are fully prepared to enter the workforce upon graduating from NOVA,” Coddington said. “The College’s Career Services department hosts resume and career prep sessions, virtual workshops and mock interviews to help students become more comfortable in settings such as this. Throughout the entire month of February, we prepare students for the Fair and, each year, we receive a positive response from impressed recruiters.”
“We’ve had excellent feedback from companies who attended this year,” Page added. “Employers have a great pool of students to recruit from and each year we have noticed growth in healthcare companies interested in attending the Fair.”
Page said MEC Career Services is currently in the process of planning next year’s Career Fair. Interested healthcare employers should contact, Bridget Page, Career Fair Coordinator at email@example.com.
NOVA-MEC extends gratitude to the following employers for attending the 2016 MEC-Career Fair
- Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department
- Fairfax Rehab and Nursing Center
- Fauquier County Fire Department
- Greenspring Village
- Genesis Rehab Services
- Independence Therapy Services, LLC
- HCA-Capital Division
- INOVA Health System
- Let Mommy Sleep
- LifeCare Medical Transports
- Life Matters
- NovaCare Rehabilitation
- Arlington Fire Department
- Continuum Pediatric Nursing Service
- The Medical Team
- Lifeworks Rehab at Medical Facilities of America
- NMS Healthcare
- Occoquan-Woodbridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
- Patient First
- Loudoun County Fire & Rescue Department
- Rehab Management, Inc.
- Team Placement Services, Inc.
- Virginia Hospital Center
The MEC offers ten Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Health Information Management, Emergency Medical Services, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Medical Laboratory Technology and Occupational Therapy. Certificates in many medical disciplines, including Licensed Practical Nursing, Health Information Technology, Radiation Oncology, Clinical Coding, Phlebotomy and Emergency Medical Technology as well as continuing education for local healthcare workers and first responders are also available.
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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.