More than 180 students took time Thursday to speak with representatives from 25 health-care organizations from both sides of the border at the Nursing Career Fair in the CAW Student Centre’s Alumni Auditorium. The event was jointly hosted by the Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL), a unit of the Office of Experiential Learning, and the Faculty of Nursing.
“The nursing fair not only connects aspiring students with invaluable opportunities, but it also fosters meaningful partnerships between academia and healthcare employers by getting them on campus and exposing them to the exceptional student talent UWindsor has to offer,” said CDEL manager Krista Kelly.
Kelly said her office helped prepare students in advance of Thursday’s fair by hosting nursing-focused resumé pop-up workshops, ensuring students put their best foot forward.
Third-year nursing student Victoria Funmilayo said the fair was an exciting and eye-opening experience.
“It was nice to see a variety of career opportunities like home care, long-term care, hospice, public health and acute care at hospitals,” she said. “I also liked that there were employers from across Canada, as well as from across the border in Detroit.”
Susan Fox, associate dean in the Faculty of Nursing, said the volume of students who registered and attended the event was incredible.
“It’s a testament to their dedication for learning and how passionate they are about establishing career connections,” said Fox. “They’re excited and really want to make a difference once they enter the workforce.”
The event helped match future grads to prospective employers from hospitals, health-care organizations, and agencies all offering full-time, part-time, and occasional nursing opportunities.