SC State, Claflin, and OC Tech to hold Career Expo 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Join the Career Centers of SC State University, Claflin University, and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College as they sponsor their 11th Annual Career Expo on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center located on the campus of SC State. The theme for this year’s event is “Opportunities to Occupational Exploration.”

“This is a vast opportunity for our students and alumni to explore an extensive range of jobs and career opportunities,” said Joseph B. Thomas Jr., interim director of the SC State Career Center. “SC State, Claflin, and OC Tech have joined forces to ensure that our students, alumni, and members of the community are exposed to the great job opportunities that exist,” he said.

During the Career Expo, students, alumni, and friends will learn about employment opportunities including co-op/internships, permanent, part-time, and summer employment. More than 50 companies have committed to participate.

The list includes: CVS Pharmacy, Milliken & Company, Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Verizon Wireless, Santee Cooper, SCANA, Greenville Police Department, Rock Hill Police Department, Blue Cross BlueShield of SC, Talbot’s, National Parks Services, BI-LO, GEICO, Duke Energy, BMW Manufacturing, QS-1 Data Systems, VA Medical Center, SunTrust Bank, Sherwin-Williams Paint Company, Charleston County Parks & Recreation, Community Education Partners, Sumter Sheriff’s Office, Durham Police Department, Scan Source, Inc., South Carolina Bank & Trust, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., SCANA, Lexington District #1, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, School District of Oconee County, SC DHEC, BE&K, Inc., Wal-Greens, Wells Fargo, Boehringer Ingelheim, EEOC, Air Force, WOLO-TV ABC-Columbia, Blackbaud, U.S. Army Reserve, Sumter County District #2, and Waffle House.

For more information, please contact Ingrid Garvin-Stallworth, interim assistant director, SC State Career Center at (803) 536-7122.