In hopes of providing useful information regarding the next step after community college, Irvine Valley College hosted its annual Career and Transfer Day on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free coffee and doughnuts were offered while soothing music greeted participants.
Representatives from all CSU and UC schools as well as some private universities gathered alongside recruiters from several businesses looking to hire in an effort to provide IVC students with information on their job market or schools and answer any questions.
“This is our biggest event of the year,” said Laura U’Ren, Career Placement Officer. “Many students are close to 60 units and want to talk to lots of schools while some want to connect with the schools they already know they are interested in.”
Students learned about transfer requirements and deadlines from representatives who also offered advice to serious candidates.
“Right now I’m talking to everybody,” said Glenda Riley, 25, business. “I do know what schools I’m interested in, but I’m glad that this event is here and I have a chance to talk to these people. It’s nice to have a choice.”
To encourage students to pursue a job in their market, representatives were present from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Bank of America, Banana Republic and many others.
“Some employers are here looking for students for part time or seasonal work,” U’Ren said. “There are also employers who can offer students a potential career.”
U’Ren is hoping that students will take advantage of this opportunity.
“We can present information, but it is ultimately up to the student to partake in these activities,” she said.