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Samantha Atkinson – Clinical Medical Assistant Graduate

September 7, 2018 | WVJC Staff

On July 20, 2018 WVJC Morgantown and Charleston hosted their second annual career fair. It was open to students, graduates, and the general public. There were more than 30 employers attending each of the campuses! Some of the employers that attended include: WVU Medicine, Mon Health Medical Center, WVNet, Frontier, and Aflac. We had the opportunity to sit down with...

Christian Stevens – Legal Office Assisting Graduate

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On July 20, 2018 WVJC Morgantown and Charleston hosted their second annual career fair. It was open to students, graduates, and the general public. There were more than 30 employers attending each of the campuses! Some of the employers that attended include: WVU Medicine, Mon Health Medical Center, WVNet, Frontier, and Aflac. We had the opportunity to sit down with...

Advice for Prospective Students from Graduate Haley Travis

August 22, 2018 | WVJC Staff

What is your name, what program did you complete, and where are you now with your Career? My name is Haley Travis. I completed the Clinical Medical Assistant program and I am currently a Certified Medical Assistant at Dr. LeeAnn Skaff- Endocrinology & Diabetes in Charleston, WV.   Why did you choose WVJC? I chose WVJC because the teachers and...

Legal Office Assisting Graduate – Kristin Hatfield

August 15, 2018 | WVJC Staff

When Kristin Hatfield graduated from Bridgeport High School in 2015, she knew she wanted to go to college. She enrolled at Fairmont State University to study Exercise Physiology. At that time, her goal was to become a physical therapist. Kristin found it difficult to balance being a full time student and working full time. She was also planning a wedding. She left school and...

Scholarships or Grants…Which is better?

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Both are great! Scholarships and grants are FREE money that you don’t have to pay back. The difference is who gives you the money. A grant is a type of financial aid normally given by the government. One example is the Pell Grant. Pell Grants are normally given to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. Start...

Dental Assisting Student – Ciara Watson

August 14, 2018 | WVJC Staff

Ciara Watson is a student at WVJC-Charleston, enrolled in the Dental Assisting program. She previously attended West Virginia State University and studied education, but soon after she started, she realized that was not her passion. At that point, she decided to step away from school until she found what she really wanted to do. Ciara did some research and noticed...

Business Administration/Accounting Graduate – Jordan Corley

July 24, 2018 | WVJC Staff

As a 2007 graduate of Lewis County High School, Jordan Corley always dreamed of being a police officer.  She even earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice to aid in her goal.  In this world, life can throw curve balls.  The ball that life threw this time was when Jordan learned of her pregnancy. Being a soon to be mother,...

Clinical Medical Assistant Student-Elizabeth Cross

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Elizabeth Cross is set to graduate in June 2019 with her Clinical Medical Assistant Degree from WVJC-Bridgeport.  Her excitement to graduate and begin a career in the medical field is visible.  Prior to Elizabeth attending WVJC, she worked as an assistant pre-school teacher at a local daycare. Even though she enjoyed working with children, Elizabeth knew that she wanted more. ...

Information Technology Graduate-Josh Keely

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Josh Keely is a recent graduate from West Virginia Junior College Charleston. Before attending WVJC, he was working a full time job and working as a bouncer on the weekends.  Working everyday was extremely exhausting and he was ready for a change! Josh came to WVJC and enrolled in the IT program. He originally thought he might be interested in...

Clinical Medical Assistant Graduate – Rachael Farruggia

June 29, 2018 | WVJC Staff

Rachael Farruggia is a recent medical assisting graduate from WVJC Morgantown. Before WVJC, Rachael attended New River Community College, Concord University, and Fairmont State University. “I enjoyed my time at Concord, but they did not have the major I wanted there so I transferred. New River was pretty nice as well, but I moved to Morgantown.” After moving, Rachel transferred...