The Ross Medical Education Center campus in Knoxville, Tennessee recently got the opportunity to host their very first career fair! The event was kicked off by the Mary Tanenbaum, Campus Director, and the Career Development team. They came into the classroom and gave a presentation to current students regarding a variety of important topics associated with gaining employment in the healthcare field. They spent time reviewing quality resumes that will cause graduates to stand out from the crowd, tips on how to dress for success, and, maybe most importantly, the value of professionalism!
By the time the event officially began and the employers arrived, the students were ready to impress! “Our students showed up polished and prepared with resumes in hand,” shared Mary Tanenbaum, Campus Director. “It was an awesome event, with a few interviews scheduled on the spot!”
The students were very excited to see some of the local organizations that sent representatives to meet them and even interview some of them. Among those in attendance were:
- Covenant Health
- Elk Valley Health Services (a subsidiary of LHC Group)
- Maxim Healthcare Services
- Maxim Healthcare Staffing
- University of TN Medical Center
- West Hills Health & Rehab (Grace Healthcare)
- Visiting Angels
The campus also enjoyed having a special guest speaker for the evening Medical Assistant class to speak to the importance of good heart and cardiovascular health. Dr. Brent Grishkin MD, known by students and staff as Dr. G, spent some time sharing his experiences as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He told many interesting stories and emphasized how helpful and necessary Medical Assistants have proven to be to his patients and practice. He also discussed cardiovascular disease and coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. He also promised that during his next visit he will bringing heart valves for our students to take a look at.
The school was festively decorated in Ross colors with balloons and welcome sign greeting all of their guests. It was very exciting to have one of the most sought after allied health agencies, University of Tennessee Medical Center, in attendance. They had orange and white pom poms and VOL flags decorating their spirited table. The students were excited to have such an important healthcare organization visiting their school! Patty Dugan, Office Assistant, shared that she heard great feedback from the guests as they left; some were even asking when the next career fair was scheduled! Malina Orick, Medical Assistant student, said, “it was cool and a good way for us to get ourselves out there as healthcare professionals!” Reinesha Maples, another Medical Assistant student, agreed, “it was great networking with all the different locations!”