Inaugural College of Public Health Career Day
Hundreds of students attended the college’s inaugural career day on January 22 in the Moulton Hall Ballroom. They attended sessions on resume writing, job interviewing, use of social media and other online tools for job search and building a portfolio of academic and practical learning achievements. Representatives from nearly two dozen local employers, including Akron General Health System, The Centers for Families and Children, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Summa Health System and several local health departments, met with students about career opportunities and what the employers are looking for regarding background and skills. Recent alumni were on hand to discuss job-search success secrets with attendees. “The day was all about preparing students to be ready for the workforce and to successfully land the kind of jobs they want and build the kind of careers they envision,” says Ken Slenkovich, assistant dean for operations and community relations and head of the Office of Public Health Practice & Partnerships, sponsor of the career day.