MINNEAPOLIS, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, will host more than 20 free Community Career Fairs nationwide April 18-22 to help community members, students and graduates advance their job-seeking skills and gain access to career experts and local employers with open positions. Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with potential employers, receive LinkedIn and resume consultations, participate in mock interviews and gain professional dress advice.
The career fairs are designed to help local communities fill workforce gaps in high-demand fields. For example, in the Fargo-Moorhead area and in Green Bay, Wisc., where the healthcare industry has grown rapidly, campuses will help host healthcare- and nursing-focused events. In Mankato, Minn., the College is partnering with local organizations to help veterans get back in the workforce or advance their careers.
"Community engagement has long been part of the Rasmussen College mission, which is why we open our career fairs free of charge to local community members twice a year," said Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen, president, Rasmussen College. "Since 2009, we have connected thousands of individuals with prospective employees. In the last two years alone, more than 2,200 community members have attended our career fair events along with 1,700 employers. We're proud to help our local communities grow and thrive by connecting job-seekers with open positions."
Career Webinar: Make a Difference Personally and Professionally by Volunteering
In addition to the on-site career fairs, Rasmussen College is hosting free online career webinars. On Monday, community members are invited to join a live webinar featuring healthcare and nonprofit leaders speaking to the importance of volunteering as a way to build your professional profile. Experts will discuss:
- How volunteering can build relevant professional experiences
- How employers view volunteering when making hiring decisions
- How volunteering helps you build your professional network
- How to leverage volunteer experiences in your job search
The webinar starts at 6 p.m. CDT. Registration is available immediately by clicking here.
For a complete list of Community Career Fair events and to view a list of employers at a fair in your area, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/student-life/events/careerfair/.
ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate's and bachelor's degrees online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.
Contact: Molly Andersen
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