TRAC offers panel on nursing programs Sept. 18

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Transfer and career fairs are scheduled this fall.

By Orlando Torres

TRAC, this college’s transfer center, plans three events to help students get started on a career path, Coordinator Jenny Vázquez said Sept. 6.


A panel of representatives of nursing programs at six institutions will be noon-2 p.m. Sept. 18 in Room 218 of the nursing and allied health complex. 

“We do find that we have quite a bit of students who are looking into the nursing field,” Vázquez said.

Universities that will send representatives are Texas Lutheran University, Texas Tech-Lubbock and El Paso University, Baptist Health Systems, UT Health San Antonio, Wayland Baptist University. A representative of this college’s nursing program will be present.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided during the event.

Vázquez said students can compare and contrast transfer institutions so when they shop around they can make a fully informed decision on which university suits them better.

The next event will be a transfer fair 9 a.m.-noon Oct 29. in Gym 2 in Candler Physical Education Center. More than 50 institutions have signed up.

A career fair will be 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 in Gym 1 of Candler. Employers seeking to hire interns, full-time and part-time employees will attend.

“We try to let students know to come well dressed and bring your résumé. If you don’t have it, come meet with us beforehand, and we’ll help you figure that out,” Vázquez said.

Employers such as the San Antonio Zoo are looking to hire and do an interview with students after an application has been filled out.

So far about 30 employers have committed to attend, but TRAC is working on bringing more, she said.

 “So at the transfer and career center, we’re really here to assist students as they navigate the process of what the next steps are going to be,” she said. “We definitely don’t encourage the students to wait. We want them to come in as soon as possible.”

Students can navigate online to see services provided. She said students will get only 30 minutes with an adviser at this college, but they can have longer appointments with a representative at the transfer center.

“I like to do career backwards. We have several assessments that are available,” Vázquez said. “One of them that I like to use is Focus 2 and another one called Career Coach.

“If the student were to come in, we have them do a quick six question assessment through Career Coach. That help us identify what their three strengths are.”

Those are computer programs.

The center is located at Room 100 of Moody Learning Center.

For more information on TRAC center events, call 210-486-1500.


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