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Virtual Job Fair a Success

HGTC Career Services Virtual Job Fair a Success

Pilot event hosted by HGTC Career Services virtually effective for all.

(Conway, SC) 06/09/2020

Computer ScreenHorry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Career Services Office recently hosted a Virtual Job Fair. It was a pilot event to gauge how effective virtual hiring fairs can be under the new COVID-19 conditions. The response and participation from employers, transfer colleges, students, and alumni was impressive.

The virtual program invited Nursing and Allied Health majors and also extended the opportunity to Continuing Education students in some medical-related courses. As a part of the pilot, six employers, two universities, and over 50 HGTC students, alumni, and Continuing Education enrollees registered for the career fair style rotation. Attendees had the opportunity to speak with employers and college representatives and ask about positions presented during the program. Employers provided information about current recruitment efforts and how attendees could submit cover letters and resumes for candidacy.

“The virtual career fair experience prepares our students to meet with employers in a non-traditional format that is necessary considering the global issues we face due to COVID-19,” said April Garner, Career Services Director at HGTC. “Now that employers find it essential to have an additional method of contact and recruitment of viable candidates, this type of job search exercise is increasingly vital to the overall employment and professional development process.”

The HGTC Office of Career Services is available to assist students with professional document development and career-related activities such as mock interviews and workforce prep discussions. If there is an interest in coordinating a hiring opportunity for HGTC students or scheduling career development presentations, please contact April Garner at april.garner@hgtc.edu to discuss the possibilities.