Vol State to host job fair

By Lauren Whitaker

Volunteer State Community College hosts their spring 2018 job career fair Wednesday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Pickel Field House gymnasium.

Around one hundred employers from all over Middle Tennessee, including Gallatin and Hendersonville, will gather in the Pickel Field House eager to connect with students interested in full-time or part-time work.

“Students can walk through this fair, and they can use it for an opportunity to network with employers,” said Talia Koronkiewicz, assistant vice president of student services. “It’s a really great opportunity if students just wanted to network and have a better understanding of what are some jobs that are out there in the career they are working for.”

The career fair is designed to be a learning process for students as well as a doorway of opportunity.

“It’s a great opportunity to practice talking to somebody in more of a formal, professional format and really be able to market themselves. Students will also have the opportunity to apply for different jobs,” Koronkiewicz said.

Full-time jobs will not be the only jobs employers are vetting for. Students who are searching for part-time work will also find opportunities available.

“A lot of the positions don’t even require a degree,” Koronkiewicz said.

The Career Fair will be adding a new flair to its event this year. A professional photographer will be present to take free professional headshots for students interested.

“Students can come into career fair, and there will be a table, right next a LinkedIn table, to get a headshot. We are marketing ‘Get a headshot and create a LinkedIn account’,” said Koronkiewicz. “We are really excited about that, to be able to let students get a free digital picture of themselves. Students should dress as if they are going into an interview and bring their resumes. Walking through the career fair, can be an interview.”