College of Health Sciences
Career Fair & Assistive Technology Expo
The College’s third annual career fair held on April 3rd offered over 125 students and alumni the chance to meet with many of Milwaukee’s leading health care organizations.
The CHS and its Alumni Chapter sponsor the event as a service to students looking to begin a career in health care and to CHS alumni who might want to explore other fields in health care.
Andrew Lange, president of the CHS Chapter of the Alumni Association, said, "With the support of many volunteers and UWM staff, we have succeeded in providing another high value vehicle to keep UWM students, alumni and faculty connected with some of our State's top employers."
Careers for which CHS students are being prepared, from athletic training to sonography, are highly sought after by the health care industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for CHS graduates will remain in the double digits for the foreseeable future.
A new feature this year was the Assistive Technology Expo. Representatives from local and national companies were on hand to demonstrate different assistive technology devices. One interesting example of a device was an Accessible GPS by E.M. Vitu, Inc. Designed for the visually impaired, the GPS can be controlled by one hand, as it verbally says street names, intersections and landmarks, while the individual is walking.
Hanna Paul, a CHS B.S./M.S. occupational therapy student, said, “As an OT student, I found the Expo to be quite unique and educational. The hands-on opportunities were really helpful, plus I was able to speak directly with different specialists about their company and their products.”
Attending a career fair is a wonderful opportunity to be seen and to meet with recruiters and potential employers. It’s a great way to gain information about available positions and companies in general.
To the right are 5 tips on how to stand out and make the most of career fairs!