Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, Career Services at Washburn University hosted its annual health care career fair for students interested in employment in health care. This fair was open to all majors. The event was held from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Washburn A and B rooms in the Memorial Union.
I attended the fair because I already work for St. Francis Health, and previously at Stormont-Vail Health care, the two largest health care systems in Topeka, so I wanted to see what other companies besides those two would be present. To my surprise, there were many home health, self-owned medical groups, as well as other skilled-nursing facilities present at this fair. All students who attended dressed professionally and came prepared as they talked to future employers.
The recruiters were all nice, friendly, and very helpful. Students were able to ask specific questions about their majors, current and future employment opportunities, internships, as well as non-career related topics such as care and missions of their organizations.
Washburn will host another health career fair spring 2016 for all majors interested in health care. For more information, contact career services on campus, and keep a look out for upcoming posters around campus.