Updated: Feb 21, 2020
By Kayla Garner, Staff Reporter
There will be a Healthcare Career Fair at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Abilene Christian University’s Hunter Welcome Center, located at 1949 ACU Drive. Students of any major or classification interested in or curious about a potential career in a healthcare setting are welcome to attend.
The Healthcare Career Fair is a multi-university event put together by Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University, Angelo State University, Howard Payne University and Cisco College.
This event is a chance for many local medical education programs and employers to reach out to college students who are looking for an opening into the field of medicine.
Some medical education programs represented at the fair include Hardin-Simmons’ Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, the Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the University of North Texas’ College of Pharmacy.
There will be multiple representatives of medical related institutions and companies, including hospitals, senior living facilities, home health and rehab facilities. Some of the hospitals featured at the fair are Abilene Regional Medical Center, Hendrick Medical Center and Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Medical companies expected to be at the fair include Visiting Angels and Encompass Health.
Amanda Cusson, graduate assistant for career services at HSU, explained the purpose of the career fair. “The purpose of this healthcare fair is to get out there and start networking with healthcare-related employers [and] to gain more information about the healthcare field … and what Abilene has to offer in the surrounding area,” Cusson said.
Cusson encouraged students to take time to prepare before attending the Healthcare Career Fair. “Come prepared. If you are thinking about applying for something, shadowing or anything like that, come see us to make sure your resume is looking good. Maybe research employers that you might be interested in and think of some questions that you might want to ask them. Professional dress is recommended,” Cusson said.
Career Services would also like to remind students that there will be another Resume and Lattes event on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the afternoon at Gilbert’s. This event is a great opportunity for students to review and edit their resumes before taking them to the Healthcare Career Fair the next day.