Career and Networking Fair to come to Rockford

From press release

Rasmussen College will host a free Career and Networking Fair for residents of the surrounding communities at its Rockford campus from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, at The Hoffman House, 7550 E. State St., in Rockford. Companies from a variety of industries will be present and looking to fill positions with qualified candidates. Interested parties are encouraged to attend to gain a competitive edge in the job search process.

“While unemployment is still high nationwide, many industries are actually experiencing growth due to technological advancements, new legislation, and evolving market needs,” Rasmussen College National Director of Development Tamryn Hennessy said. “We are honored to have the opportunity to showcase available jobs in the community and to help residents of Rockford and the surrounding area learn about positive steps they can take toward employment in expanding fields.”

Rasmussen College is highly committed to the career success and achievements of its students, and the Career and Networking Fair is one example of this guiding initiative. The Rasmussen College Career Development Team works diligently with students and employers to help them meet their goals. In fact, in a survey of Rasmussen College graduates, more than 88 percent reported being employed in their field of choice as a result of their program or continuing their education.

The Rasmussen College Career and Networking Fair is part of a national event that will be held at all 21 campuses, providing an opportunity for the public to network with the local business community, while also highlighting a number of available full-time, part-time, volunteer and internship opportunities. Employers in attendance will have the opportunity to view demonstrations on accessing the free Rasmussen College online job posting platform to access a nationwide base of students.

The most recent Rasmussen College Career and Networking Fair in Rockford in August 2010 attracted more than 316 community members and representation from 66 local businesses. Rasmussen College campuses across the country engaged with 2,679 members of 21 campus communities and had representation from 512 local businesses.

The Feb. 17 event is free and open to the public. Rasmussen College representatives will be on hand to provide information about master’s degree programs offered through the Rasmussen Partner Network of schools, and bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs offered through the local campus, as well as career opportunities within the Rasmussen College system.

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