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PCC Transitional Studies Students Receive Employment Tips from Visiting HR Personnel

Denise Voncannon, Education and Training Coordinator at Vidant Health Human Resources, and Bill Jacobs, Director of Campus Operations at Covenant Church, provide essential job-seeking and interviewing advice to more than 70 PCC Transitional Studies students.

WINTERVILLE—Members of the N.C. Coastal Society for Human Resource Management drew from their personal experiences last month to offer Pitt Community College Transitional Studies students sage advice about obtaining employment.

During question-and-answer sessions that took place at various PCC locations Sept. 28-29, nearly 200 students heard real-life examples of what and what not to do when seeking jobs. They were able to ask experts in the field of hiring and employment questions about their own career goals and receive immediate feedback.

Laurie Weston, chair of the PCC Transitional Studies Department, said the sessions were part of her department’s efforts to provide students with academic instruction in the context of workforce development, career and college readiness, and specific career pathways.

“N.C. Coastal Society for Human Resource Management members graciously volunteered to interact with our students, who are progressing through the Transitional Studies program and beginning to realize their career goals and objectives,” Weston said.

In addition to job-seeking and interviewing tips, students learned how to identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), which will guide them in their employment searches.

Weston said the human resources experts have agreed to return in January to provide students with additional information and guidance.


10/12/2015