More than 20 professionals from a variety of medical fields converged on Alfred State recently to meet and recruit students during a medical career fair.
Altogether, 21 employers were on-hand for the event, with professional fields ranging from nursing, to radiologic technology, to sonography, to veterinary technology, and more. Also, over 65 students attended the career fair.
According to Elaine Morsman, director of the Career Development Center at Alfred State, this was the first time the college created an event to cover all health-related majors, including veterinary technology.
“We heard several positive comments that it was effective to include such a broad scope of majors,” she said. “All employers that completed an evaluation stated that they would attend again and found the event effective.”
Employers who participated in the career fair included Arnot Ogden Health System; Catholic Health System; Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine; Dent Neurologic Institute; Endless Mountains Veterinary Center, PC; Finger Lakes VA Healthcare System; Fruity Valley Veterinary Clinic; Guthrie; Highland Hospital; Jones Memorial Hospital; New York Army National Guard; Olean General Hospital; Rochester Regional Health; St. James Hospital; Stack Veterinary Hospital; UltraMobile Imaging; University of Rochester Medicine: Imaging; University of Rochester Medical Center; Venture Forthe; WellNow Urgent Care; and Wellsboro Small Animal Hospital, P.C.
One common trait that all Alfred State career fairs seem to share is that they often feature alumni returning to campus to recruit current students. Such was the case with Mikaela Winder and Mark Daniel Cummings from the Cornell Veterinary School.
“We know that Cornell Veterinary School hires a lot of Alfred State grads, but it was wonderful to have two Alfred State vet tech alums joining us as recruiters,” Morsman said.
Reflecting on the spring 2020 career fair, Morsman noted, “I loved the interaction with everyone from all of the different medical-related fields. It was great to see this collaboration.”