On October 14, Career Services at Washburn University hosted its annual health care career fair for students interested in joining the industry. The 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 currently work for St. Francis Health and previously did so at Stormont-Vail Health Care, the two largest health care systems in Topeka. I was curious to see what other companies besides those two would be present at the fair. To my surprise, there were many home health, self-owned medical groups, as well as other skilled-nursing facilities. All participating students were dressed professionally and came prepared as they spoke with representatives from their potential future employers.
The recruiters were all nice, friendly, and very helpful. Students were able to ask specific questions about the companies, current and future employment opportunities, internships, as well as non-career related topics such as care and missions of their organizations.
Washburn University will host another health care career fair in spring 2016 for all students interested in the industry. For more information, contact Career Services on campus, and keep a lookout for upcoming posters around campus.