WVJC Online Humanizes Career Prep Course

Career Management Representatives at WVJC Online have been working hard on humanizing the learning experience for our online students! In our Career Preparation course, students and instructors are now required to use a video response in discussion posts. This tool has allowed instructors to identify areas of improvement and to better serve the student when it comes time to interview. It’s been so great being able to see students virtually expressing their thoughts, suggestions, and research regarding the career search process.

While it is sometimes difficult to assist someone remotely, Career Management finds that the students who learn online have such a drive and passion for their field that they tend to find jobs either through networking or externships. WVJC has multiple Career Management Directors throughout three different states. Those directors are assigned to students in their first six weeks and work with the student throughout the entire duration of their program and even after their program. WVJC has developed relationships with employers in the tri-state area who work with us on job placements should students need extra help!

WVJC Charleston Career Fair

WVJC Charleston Career Fair

What was the event? West Virginia Junior College hosted a Career Fair with about 30 employers in attendance. This is an annual event that we look forward to every year.

When was the event? The event was held at the WVJC Charleston and Morgantown campuses on July 20th.

Why did you choose to host this particular event? We decided to host this event to assist our students and alumni in finding careers and externship opportunities. It was also open to members of the community who didn’t attend WVJC. This was a great opportunity for our students and graduates to network and speak with employers about their interests and the many opportunities that are available to them.

What did the students do to prepare? The students attended resume workshops, practiced interview skills, and visited our career closet to make sure they were ready to dress for success! They worked really hard and did a wonderful job presenting themselves!

Who attended? We had a huge turnout between our ground students, online students, and other community members! This Career Fair was a huge success and we can’t wait to do it again!