Local Business Professionals Offer Career Advice (5/2/12)
The college’s annual Strategies for Career Success Dinner held on April 11 featured several local business professionals who provided valuable advice to business students as well as soon-to-be QVCC graduates.
|Career dinner panelists included (L to R) Christie Jones, Pat Hedenberg, Barbara Elliott, Bruce Bumpus, Jennifer Fisher, and Dennis Sidoti.|
Panelists included Bruce Bumpus, continuous improvement/training manager at Web Industries Hartford; Barbara Elliott, assistant vice president and human resources officer at Putnam Bank; Jennifer Fisher, human resources representative at Crabtree & Evelyn, Ltd; Pat Hedenberg, appeals and event manager at Day Kimball Hospital; Christie Jones, market development manager for Spirol International Corporation; and Dennis Sidoti, director of human resources at QVCC.
Nathan Hardt, a business management major from Thompson, enjoyed attending the dinner event. "The speakers were very informative and were able to explain real-world applications on job search techniques including resumes and interviewing, which I found to be very beneficial," he said.
A collaborative effort between the Career Services Office and Business Department faculty, the dinner also provided the opportunity for networking after the formal presentation.
"This annual career event is an example of the strong relationship QVCC enjoys with local business representatives, who consistently support our students," said Amy Kacerik, associate director of career services and student success. "The valuable insights that these professionals share about what employers seek in job candidates are extremely beneficial to our students and positively impacts their job search confidence."