By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer
There are numerous job internship opportunities available in the area, Roane State students learned during the college’s first Internship Fair.
Representatives of 15 employers answered students’ questions, took down contact information, and even conducted some interviews during the event, held last month in the atrium of the Coffey-McNally Building on the Oak Ridge campus.
“We want to match students with part-time, skill-building opportunities,” said Kim Harris, Roane State’s workforce training and placement director.
Too many graduates in the college’s non-healthcare fields come out of Roane State with a degree but no job experience, she said. Internships offer employers a chance to “test drive them (potential employees) before you hire them.” [Read more…]