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Career Symposium 2018

April 25, 2018

The Career Symposium was held this year on April 16 – 18, 2018 at the RBC Convention Centre. Red River College had a strong presence at the Career Symposium with over two full rows of booths and engaging activities for prospective students to participate in.

Over ten thousand people attend the Career Symposium each year, and with over 185 exhibitor booths and multiple speakers over the three days, the event proved to be very successful. There were crowds of grade 9 – 12 students brought in by the bus loads (literally)! Others who attended include those individuals who were out of school but interested in seeking a career. Parents and teachers were also present at the event.

The Nursing Department hosted a booth, which included multiple posters, an ongoing slideshow presentation, a model of a heart, stethoscope, oximeter, multiple pamphlets, and other sources of information.

Students who approached the Nursing booth and expressed an interest in any of the programs were offered a ballot to enter a draw for a chance to win a prize.

Jennifer Fontaine and Joanna Simmons-Swinden present at the booth on April 16th, 2018

Many students approached the Nursing booth asking questions, seeking information, or interested in some of the display items. Students were highly interested in the Nursing program as well as the Health Care Aide program. It was wonderful to see the future generation taking an interest in a career in the health care field. Many students left the Nursing booth smiling and thankful for all the great information provided.

Asuka Qiao and Noreen Witt present at the booth on April 17th, 2018

A special thank you to all the faculty volunteers who took part in hosting the Nursing booth at this year’s Career Symposium. It was a great success and simply could not have been without you!

Post written by Stacy Kutcher
Photos taken by Jennifer Fontaine and Stacy Kutcher