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First-ever Career Fair connects alumni with students looking for associateships after graduation

8/16/2011 (Archived)

One of the new events at this year’s Davenport Campus Homecoming was a Career Fair held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday in the Palmer Center for Business Development. Ten alumni met with about 40 students during the Fair, talking to them about opportunities at their clinics and giving them advice about their chiropractic careers.

Both students and doctors found the Career Fair beneficial. Chris LoRang, a 6th Trimester student, said he came to the Career Fair “to gain the experience of handing out my resume and talking to doctors about opportunities they may have. Two of the doctors on the list are in my target areas for future practice, too.”  Career_Fair_HC_2011.jpeg

“I’m precepting, but I wanted to continue to look and talk to doctors who may be looking for associates,” said 10th Trimester student Whitney Fandel. “Even if you don’t end up working for them, you’re networking and that may lead to an opportunity with another doctor.”

Dennis Fitterer, D.C., of Fitterer Chiropractic in Palmyra, Penn., was one of the alumni participants. “I’m at the stage where I’m looking for a preceptor or possibly a future associate,” he said. “This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with Palmer students and talk about what we each have to offer.”

“I was really thrilled with our first Palmer Career Fair,” said Career Development Center Coordinator Penny DuBois. “I received excellent feedback from all the doctors who participated this year. They all agreed that Homecoming is the perfect venue for this type of an event. I know that next year’s event will be even bigger and better. We are already starting to plan for next year.”