Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Healthcare career expo held to help students find jobs and begin networking for career paths

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Career Services and the Department of Nursing at Southeast are teaming up for a Healthcare Career Expo on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Rec Center.

Director of Career Services Dan Presson said the event is to help students at the university become associated with the health care industry.

“We wanted to create an event that would be custom tailored to that industry so that students in health communication and health care administration or any of our pre-program students, in dentistry, physical therapy and nursing majors, could come meet with hospitals, nursing homes or other facilities that would hire for that particular major,” Presson said.

He said all students are welcome to attend regardless of their major .

“Any student that is interested in working in the health care industry, even if they are a business major or mass communication major, anybody interested in that industry as a whole, those are the type of students I want to come to this event,” he said.

Presson said health care is one of the fastest growing industries and each separate sector has opportunities.

“The main goal is to help people connect with companies that could potentially hire them either as interns or full-time employees,” Presson said.

This is not the first time this event has taken place. Previsously it was hosted by the Department of Nursing and was called Industry Day, he said.

“When the Nursing Department and Career Services decided to put together a collaborative event we branded it as a health care career expo,” Presson said.

The nursing Department and Career Services would like to see growth in the Healthcare Career Expo and want people to come to the event, he said.

Presson said the university understands the health care industry is growing rapidly and wants to stay ahead by providing students with opportunities to fill those positions.