GPC Career Day Set for March 30

02/27/2012
Contact: Tracey Knight
Phone: 678-891-2325
Fax: 678-891-2966
Author: Beverly James

Georgia Perimeter College has invited more than 100 professionals in various fields for its annual Career Day: Meet, Explore, Learn. The event is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 30. Michael Russell, president of HJ Russell & Company, is the keynote speaker for the opening program.

The event will be held at Clarkston Campus in the student center. Limited transportation will be available to students from other campuses.

“Career Day is an excellent opportunity for business, non-profit, and government professionals to share their knowledge and expertise with GPC’s undergraduate students who are in the process of deciding which career track is best for them,” said Tracey Knight, GPC’s director of Strategic Partnerships for Access Programs.

Organizers have scheduled 25 different career informational sessions, which will feature more than 75 different companies and occupations.  Fields include medicine, technology, business and fine arts. Included this year are sessions on emerging fields such as commercial business development, health informatics, homeland security and sustainability.

The program begins with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and registration. This will be followed by three, one-hour sessions. In each session, professionals will discuss what it takes to be successful in their respective positions. Topics include required academic courses, skills and personal traits fundamental to the position, responsibilities and how individual performance helps an organization achieve its key business objectives.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and network with future employment prospects, explore the fields they are considering and to learn about the interview process through hands-on experience,” Knight said.

GPC Career Exploration Day 2012 is presented by the Leadership Academy, Gateway To College Academy, DECA and GPC Student Government Association.

To register, visit www.gpc.edu/careerday. Registration deadline is March 21.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 27,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.

For Immediate Release