College to Hold ‘Spring Hiring Event’ for Students and Alumni
WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College will hold a Spring Hiring Event April 27 to give current students and alumni a chance to meet with area employers about job and internship opportunities.
Organized by PCC Career Services, the event will take place on campus in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s Davenport Multipurpose Room, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Approximately 20 businesses and industries are expected to have representatives on hand, including Victra, Food Lion, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development, Jack A. Farrior, Inc., Thermo Fisher, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville Utilities Commission, Citadel Contractors, Lenoir Hospital and Novant Health.
“The employers are eager to meet with our students and alumni, because they have many jobs and internships to fill,” said PCC Career Services Coordinator Arwen Parris.
Parris said currently enrolled Pitt students and alumni must be dressed in business casual attire and have either their PCC identification card or number to enter the event.
In addition to discussing career and internship options, Parris said Career Services has hired a photographer to take professional portraits of attendees during the event that they can use with social media, portfolios, and other job search tools.
“A professional online image is critical to the job search process, and this event provides an opportunity for our students and alumni to have access to a professional photographer at no cost,” Parris said.
This year’s career event will be PCC’s first since 2019, when 400 students and alumni came out to speak with employers. The 2020 and 2021 events were canceled due to the pandemic.
“We’re excited to have employers back on campus with us, meeting with our students to share valuable information about career pathways, jobs and internships,” Parris said.