On Thursday, October 22, Tusculum College’s Knoxville Regional Center held its first Opportunity Fair. The event provided an opportunity for students to practice networking and talk with potential employers.
Featuring 27 outside vendors representing businesses from the area and four representing the College, the Opportunity Fair also allowed Tusculum alumni and former students to showcase what they are doing today. Many of the College’s community business partners participated and showcased their goods and services.
According to Cliff Gjertson, site director for Tusculum’s Knoxville Regional Center, the event was a success. “Students were enthusiastic about making connections with people who would positively impact their next career move,” he said. In addition the participating businesses, such as SunTrust and State Farm, cultivated their business contacts and were able to interact with potential customers as well as future employees.
Gjertson said the feedback from the event was extremely positive, and the Knoxville Regional Center hopes to have a similar event in the coming months.
The Knoxville Regional Center previously held a workshop for students that addressed the value of networking and the basics of how to be a good networker and was held as a pre-cursor to the Opportunity Fair so that students would be prepared.
For more information on Tusculum College’s Graduate and Professional Studies program or upcoming events at the Knoxville Regional Center, contact Gjertson at 5008 or email email@example.com.