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RCC Career Expo Week set for April 8-11

Mar 29, 2019

WENTWORTH – Rockingham Community College has expanded its Career Expo this year, to include four days of career-related events.

The expo itself will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Robert C. Keys Gymnasium located at 558 County Home Road.

Over 30 employers have signed up to participate in the event, put on by partners RCC, Goodwill, and NC Works.

“For this year, we will have live interviews on the spot during the expo,” said Chelsea Cromartie, RCC assistant director of counseling services. “I’ve gotten a lot of interest from employers wanting to hire our students and wanting to do recruiting on campus.”

The Career Expo not only showcases employers, it also presents resources available to job seekers, according to Cromartie. For instance, while students can utilize RCC’s counseling services during college hours, they – and members of the community – can access resources at Goodwill and NC Works.

“The Career Expo and events all week are open to students and the community,” said Cromartie. “The events (on April 8-10) are designed to prepare people for the expo.”

Events leading up to the expo include:

Resume & Cover Letter 101

Monday, April 8, 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Come learn the best techniques to ensure resumes and cover letters are ready to submit to employers. Facilitated by RCC Career Counseling Services. Location: Advanced Technologies Building, Room 100.

Professional Dress Fashion Show

Tuesday, April 9, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Hosted by the RCC Student Government Association, come learn what to wear and what not to wear during interviews and the Career Expo. Watch RCC students “rip the runway” as they show you how to dress for success…on a budget of course. This event is co-sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, and RCC Career Counseling Services.

Interview and Soft Skills Simulation

Tuesday, April 9, 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.

Participate in an interactive, exciting simulation to learn and enhance interview skills and put knowledge to practice. Facilitated by RCC Career Counseling Services, T.R.I.O Student Support Services and Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina. Location: Advanced Technologies Building, Room 105.

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 10, 1-2 p.m.

Find out what employers are looking for in potential candidates. Get the inside scoop on what they think about soft skills, resumes and cover letters, current trends, interviews, professionalism and more. This panel is facilitated by RCC Vice President of Student Development Dr. Bob Lowdermilk, and will feature employers from Rockingham County and surrounding areas. Location: Gerald James Library.

Career Expo

Thursday, April 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Find a career here. Attendees may end up getting hired on the spot during live employer interviews. Prizes and giveaways during the entire event. The Career Expo is open to current RCC students, alumni and the community. Location: Robert C. Keys Gymnasium.

For more information on the RCC Career Expo, contact Chelsea Cromartie at 336-342-4261 ext. 2100 or cromartiec4810@rockinghamcc.edu.

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215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
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